The Wildest Outfits Worn By HGTV Stars

From its budget-friendly renovation tips to its multimillion-dollar giveaways, HGTV is the place many Americans go to for home improvement expertise. Reaching over 77 million households and 28 million social media accounts in total, the formerly small cable channel has become a media giant in its own right (per Warner Bros. Discovery). Even if you're not a regular viewer, you've likely been exposed to one of the dozens of shows or famous hosts through osmosis.

Whether you're a new HGTV fan or you've been following "House Hunters" since the late '90s, you're more likely to have seen your favorite design celebs in their work clothes than in their creative red carpet fits. When they do make public appearances, these stars tend to lean on the more modest, casual end of things, but not always! Keep scrolling to check out the flashy and wild outfits your favorite HGTV stars have shown off over the years.

Jonathan and Drew Scott in blue

Best known for their legacy show "The Property Brothers," which brings in about 2 million viewers every week, Drew and Jonathan Scott are probably the most famous HGTV hosts of the 2010s (per Cineflix Rights). People estimated the two made roughly half a billion dollars in 2018 alone! After they signed a brand-new multiyear contract with the channel in 2022, it's likely their net worth will continue to grow (per Variety).

Though these mischievous twins can usually be spotted knocking down walls, discussing design details with new clients, and joking around with each other on set, they've also co-hosted and appeared at a number of other events.

In the picture above, they showed off sparkly, matching blue suits for their appearance on Season 25 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" (per Facebook). Jonathan teased their appearance on "Good Morning America," where he joked, "Just remember — I am the brother with the rhythm!"

David Bromstad's 2019 holiday party fit

David Bromstad has been on the HGTV scene since 2006, when he became the first "Design Star" winner at the end of Season 1 (per HGTV). You'll probably recognize him from his time hosting "My Lottery Dream Home," "Design at Your Door," and "Color Splash," where he showed audiences how to decorate with fun colors.

As you can tell from his Instagram, he's a big lover of bright colors when it comes to designing interiors and planning outfits. "There isn't a color out there that I wouldn't use in a room," Bromstad told Chicagoist. "Throw any color at me: puce, fluorescent yellow or green, whatever the most hated color is, and I can design a strong room around it — it's all in what you pair it with."

When he attended Discovery Inc.'s press party in December 2019, he made quite the impression with an eye-catching holiday-themed fit. As you can see in the above picture, he got into the Christmas spirit with an elegant rose-dotted top over some red plaid pants. He also made a dramatic entrance with a white faux-fur coat, which is honestly so David!

Aubrey Marunde and Bristol Marunde show off old Hollywood glam

Both Aubrey Marunde and Bristol Marunde look stunning in this photo! Together, they coordinated the perfect old Hollywood glam aesthetic for their red carpet moment at the 2019 MMA Awards (per Instagram). Aubrey embodies Marilyn Monroe vibes with her wavy blond hair and floor-length, glistening gown, while Bristol looks classy in a velvety red tux.

In case you're wondering where you've seen them before, they've hosted HGTV's "Flip or Flop Vegas" since 2017. Before she became a familiar face on the channel, Aubrey was a designer and a real estate agent (per HGTV). Bristol was apparently deep into both construction work and MMA prior to his last reported fight in 2015 (per MMA Weekly).

"I always had the MMA career and construction all at the same time, so my busy schedule was nonstop," he explained in an interview (via YouTube). "I've been doing construction all along, so that was an easy transition for me."

Egypt Sherrod rocking the brights

Egypt Sherrod has a long history with HGTV, dating back almost 20 years! She got her start on the channel with "Property Virgins," and in 2023, she's co-hosting "Married to Real Estate" with her husband Mike Jackson. The show was promptly renewed for a second season in 2022 after bringing in a whopping 19 million viewers (per HGTV). Apparently, the inspiration for the show came out of the chaos the pandemic caused for her at home.

Sherrod told HGTV, "Being sort of shut in together, and we're both running our respective businesses from the kitchen counter, and we have our kids in virtual school at the other end. It was a little bit of a zoo here, but we were getting it done, and then Mike said, 'Well, let's film this.'"

Sherrod has proven she knows how to run a business and dress for success. While attending the 2022 InvestFest in Atlanta, she brought much-needed fashion flair, encouragement, and a wealth of knowledge to the stage. "Man, when I tell you how proud I am of everyone who participated and attended," she wrote on Instagram. "It was a convention center full of people ready to take generational wealth to the next level."

Heather Rae El Moussa's mesh dress

Heather Rae El Moussa is a familiar face in the reality television world, and she's an up-and-coming star on HGTV. She got her start as an actor in 2010 with a few minor roles and ended up guest-hosting on Entertainment Tonight in 2020. She's slowly made her way over to the house-flipping scene from there. You'll likely recognize her husband Tarek El Moussa from the long-running "Flip or Flop" series. 

Did you know she and Tarek first met on the Fourth of July (per People)? From what we can tell, they've been completely head over heels for each other ever since. They got married in 2021 and announced her pregnancy less than a year later. In 2023, the couple will get to host their own show together, aptly named "The Flipping El Moussas."

"This year's like the year of work, grind, baby," she said in an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming show (per Instagram). 

As you can probably tell from her social media and her appearances on screen, she brings model energy wherever she goes. It was no different for the 2022 People's Choice Awards when she donned this shockingly see-through outfit. Of the outfit, she wrote on Instagram, "Told you on my last post I'd find a way to bring the sparkle back."

Mario Lopez's poop emoji hat

Best known for his role as A.C. Slater on "Saved by the Bell," actor Mario Lopez has done a little of everything over the years. He's been in Hallmark holiday movies, voice acted for animated shows, hosted reality television specials, and even guest starred on an episode of "NCIS: New Orleans." In 2019, he joined HGTV for "Supersize My Pool."

Mario's choice of hat for the 2017 premiere of the "Emoji Movie" will always be hilarious (via Instagram). Other than it being perfectly on-theme, the hat also has an interesting backstory. The actor took to Instagram a few months earlier to share the damage that had been done to his property by storms. "When it rains in LA ..." he captioned a video post that explained the scene (via Instagram). His wife, Courtney Lopez, joked that the hat "pretty much sums up last night and today" in her own post, which showed Mario wearing the hat (via Instagram).

This isn't the first time he's gotten goofy for viewers, either. He also dressed up as a shirtless cowboy for Halloween in 2016 (via Instagram).

Retta is a modern princess in all white

Remember Donna Meagle from "Parks and Recreation" or Ruby Hill from "Good Girls"? Both of these characters were depicted by Retta, who scored her own television show on HGTV in 2022. The new show, "Ugliest House in America," is exactly what you'd imagine. As the actor herself put it, "We've all seen those magazine-worthy homes that make you feel bad about your own house — this ain't that show!"

She told the audience of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" that she's faced houses full of snakes, carpeted bathrooms (which is a big no-no), and other problematic oddities since she began hosting the show (via YouTube). "If it was my house, I'd kill it with fire," she added. "Burn it to the ground!"

Though Retta has rocked some pretty wild and colorful outfits over the years, this one is our favorite! She wore it to the 2021 LA Philharmonic Homecoming Concert & Gala, which was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (per Getty). With the cream ballgown and multi-layer pearl necklace, she brought all the classy princess vibes. The bright white Chanel jacket, gold wrist cuffs, and matching purse tied it all together with business flair, perfect for reminding us she's a #girlboss.

Erin Napier's flowing floral fit

Florals and embroidery were on the rise in 2022, and Erin Napier was perfectly on trend with this detailed, unique Marchesa gown. While attending the 2022 CMA Awards alongside her husband Ben Napier, Erin helped present the award for male vocalist of the year. According to HGTV, Drew Barrymore helped her find the dress when she found out she'd be presenting at the last minute. Erin told the channel, "It's true. We've gotten to know each other a little bit ... I didn't know how to get a dress that quickly and Drew helped me get this one."

Ben and Erin Napier have hosted "Home Town" together on HGTV since 2016. Before she joined the growing ranks of famous home remodeling stars, she worked as a graphic designer (per HGTV).

As you may have guessed from the dress, she's a big fan of using colors in her work. "The best colors are the ones you can't put your finger on," she said when discussing the color palette she uses on the show (via HGTV). "Is it gray, or blue, or green, or khaki?"

Jillian Harris' lime green dress

Any fans of "The Bachelor" in the house? If you don't recognize Jillian Harris from her debut on the 2009 season of "The Bachelor" or the subsequent season of "The Bachelorette," you may remember her from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" or "Love It or List It Vancouver." Before she became a host, she was already a design expert; to this day, she runs her own company, Jillian Harris Design.

Jillian has said that while she wasn't sure if she wanted to continue taking on-screen roles after "The Bachelorette," "Love It or List It" ended up being the perfect fit for her. "This show is design-oriented, it is a competition show — which I love — and it's in my home turf," she told a NovusTV reporter at the show's premiere. "It was a no-brainer."

Jillian showed off this lime green, retro dress at the 2009 premiere of "The Proposal" (per Getty). It was one of the most vivid looks on the scene, and reporters took notice. During an interview with MaximoTV, she spoke about her experience on "The Bachelorette" and TV in general.

Vern Yip in red plaid

Check out this red plaid look! Former "Design Star" judge Vern Yip wore this standout jacket to the Family Equality Council's LA Awards Dinner in 2015 (per Getty). Though he's always been a fan of creative business fits and patterned jackets, this red jacket is probably the boldest look we've seen on him so far. It comes as no surprise that he prefers clothing with grid-like patterns. Of his design preferences, he told Fabricut Inc., "I would describe my signature style as being clean lines with a global perspective, but really adaptable."

The self-labeled "overachiever" has three separate college degrees, one thriving design business, and a huge portfolio of award-winning business remodels (per HGTV). He worked on TLC's "Trading Spaces" for almost 20 years and has many guest appearances on various talk shows. These days, he has said he is focused on raising his kids with his spouse, Craig Koch (per Atlantan Magazine).

"We want them to be globally minded; we want them to be kind, good people," the superstar designer told People. "Raising kids ... really has been the ride of my life."

Lara Spencer's bee costume

Let's travel back in time to 2008. America had just elected its first Black president, the financial crisis was in full swing, and you couldn't go anywhere without hearing Flo Rida's "Low." "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" had just premiered the year before, and Kim K. was the hot new "it girl" on the scene. 

Lara Spencer, seen in the above picture on the far left, was a co-anchor on ABC's "Good Morning America" at the time (a position she's held to this day). In this pic from a celebrity Halloween masquerade party, she posed next to Kris Jenner in a bright yellow bee costume (per Page Six). Complete with striped leg warmers, a matching bag, and some craft-store-style antennae, this costume really stood out among so many corset-based outfits and professionally designed looks.

It's definitely not the typical long sleeve shirt and pants she wears for HGTV's "Everything but the House" and "Flea Market Flip"!

Genevieve Gorder's leopard print coat

With faux fur winter coats trending, it's a good time to highlight Genevieve Gorder's leopard print coat. Animal print fabrics have had a turbulent legacy, defined by high highs of popularity and low lows of being a "tacky" choice. During one of these "in fashion" periods, Genevieve wore her leopard print coat to a special Fashion Hong Kong show during 2018 New York Fashion Week (per Getty). It's absolutely the perfect statement piece, framed nicely with black pants, a black flat-top hat, and some shiny gold heels. When the East Coast drops heavy rain or snow, there's no need to freeze when you could look this stylishly bundled!

Genevieve has had a very successful career as a designer and business owner. She was initially catapulted into the limelight following her time on "HGTV Design Star" and "Dear Genevieve," the two HGTV shows for which she's best known.

She told Yahoo Finance she loves what she does and credited her grandfather with teaching her everything she knows about running a business. "At 97, he's still teaching me about money," she said. "I never want to rely on anyone for my success, my money."

Suzanne Whang's standout red coat

The late Suzanne Whang, who died in 2019, always had something memorable to wear. The dramatic floor-length coat and oh-so-Y2K black choker she wore for a pre-Grammy party in 2013 is everything (per Getty). Though it might remind us of Morpheus' trench coat in "The Matrix" or an outfit vampire Laszlo Cravensworth might wear, we can't ignore the pull of a good power color. We'll miss you and your memorable style, Suzanne!

You'll probably recognize Suzanne because she's been in pretty much everything: "Two and a Half Men," "Las Vegas," "General Hospital," "Dexter," "The Kim Kardashian Show," and more. Though those were mostly temporary, minor roles, the actor made it big on HGTV's launch of "House Hunters" in 1999. By 2016, the show was reportedly raking in 25 million viewers each month (per The Washington Post). In 2023, it was still going strong in its 225th season on the air!

Aside from her time on HGTV, Suzanne was also a stand-up comedian, a writer, and an outspoken advocate for the Asian American community. "I really encourage Asian Americans and Asian-born Asians to be artists," she told UCLA. "Art can be revolutionary."

Ty Pennington's early 2000s look

Ty Pennington has also been around forever. He's hosted a plethora of television specials and awards shows, but he will probably best be remembered for his time in home improvement. Pennington worked on TLC's "Trading Spaces" as both a designer and carpenter for 20 years. Most of his recent work has been hosting.

He found fame hosting the original "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on ABC. When it was rebooted on HGTV in 2020 after an eight-year hiatus (with host Jesse Tyler Ferguson), it became one of the channel's most popular shows (per The Wrap). Pennington later joined HGTV's "Rock the Block" and "Battle on the Beach" as a host in 2021.

As you can probably tell by the spiky hair, this photo was taken in the early 2000s. His look is a sort of beach boy meets Billie Ray Cyrus (which is honestly perfect for the 2007 Nickelodeon awards show he was attending). Though he's since ditched the gelled hair and necklaces (for the most part), he's still clearly a big fan of the collared jackets. To the haters, he has said, "Party on!" (via HGTV).