If you thought Marlo Hampton became a style icon just from being on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” it’s time to think again. Hampton, a friend of the show, shocked some fans on Thursday, May 28, when she posted a throwback photo on Instagram that showed her modeling an elaborate outfit in the late 1980s.
Standing in front of a blue backdrop that seemingly was supposed to evoke a beach, Hampton put her hands on her hips to strike her pose. The fashion guru wore a white patterned floor-length dress that contained a halter top neckline and completed her look with a matching scarf and a pair of sunglasses. Her hair, which was parted down the middle, was tucked behind her ears and extended past her shoulders. Abiding by the fashion trends of that time, Hampton outlined her lips with dark lip liner and filled the center with lip gloss.
She appeared to be having a girls night with her friends and hinted in her caption that they were not new to demolishing the fashion game. “We been shootin’ in the gym since 89’ #hometeam #tbt,” she wrote. With over 7,000 likes and some 100 comments, it’s safe to say that people loved Hampton’s trendy style.
“Sis always been swaggy .”
“Always been the queen of fashion .”
“Marlo been fly.”
“Marlo really been that girl .”
“BEEN the baddest. Period. .”
“OH SO MARLO YOU BEEN LIT?! Didn’t know! Most ppl got it from the show lol, not u tho!”
“That black lip liner with the clear gloss was the one.”
“Been fine and a fashion killer.”
Hampton owned a high-end fashion boutique prior to getting her start in reality television, so her love of trends seems to stem from her style background. Some fans have openly admitted that they tune in to the show just to check out Hampton’s looks. During season 12, the cast went on a trip to Greece. The 44-year-old star packed at least three pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage and several other suitcases for her short getaway.