The Best- and Worst-Dressed Real Housewives of New York

The rich and tacky bandy about in our very own city! On camera! Photo: Getty Images

The shopping habits, outfit choices, hair and makeup styling, and sick emphasis on their daughters' outward appearances have been consistently appalling on the Real Housewives of Orange County. Alas, on this joyous eve, we will see the New York equivalent when the Real Housewives of New York premieres. Last night the New York Wives gathered at Touch nightclub for a little screening party, offering us a glimpse of what they think style is. Do we agree? We'll tell you after the jump, where we rank them from best to worst dressed. Because at the Cut, we do everything we can to breed even more competition amongst these people.

Left: Best Dressed goes to LuAnn de Lesseps. The color on the dress is a bit garish, but the cut does great things for her figure. Right: Bethenny Frankel's dress looks like it was made entirely out of the trim of something you might find on the cape of a magician or circus performer.Photo: Getty Images

Left: BOOBS BOOBS BOOBS. Also, didn't our roommate buy that at Forever 21 a year ago? Still, you're in third place, Jill Zarin! Right: We knew Alex McCord was the swift one who sneaked into our parents' house and stole our elementary-school textbook covers! Thievery won't get you past fourth place, sister.Photo: Getty Images

We wore this to the Easter block party we were forced to attend in our youth. And you know what? We grew up in the SUBURBS. In the SOUTH. So you lose, Ramona Singer.Photo: Getty Images