If you’re someone who is reading this article, then you’re also probably someone who sacrificed THREE HOURS of your Monday night to indulge in The Bachelor premiere. If we’re being honest, it really didn’t feel like that much of a sacrifice because the whole thing was highly entertaining. Unlike past premieres, this year ABC kindly left out all of that filler bullsh*t where past Bachelors come back with their babies to give their sage advice. Thank you, ABC! What also helped is that Peter has a grade-A batch of women who had some of the best night one outfits to date. There are always one or two dresses that are so awful they give me a heat rash just by looking at them. Usually I’m screaming at my television wondering if this girl really doesn’t have any family or friends that she could have consulted over such a big decision. Fortunately, these girls made great choices and thus spared my television the verbal abuse. So here’s some of my favorite night one looks and where to get each.
1. Lauren J.’s Jumpsuit
Lauren J. is easily my best dressed of the night. She looks like a glamorous spy, and I’m into it. But not only am I into it, Peter clearly was too. He genuinely went out of his way to compliment her outfit, and we all know if a man actually comments on your outfit then it has to be good. Sadly, her jumpsuit is sold out, but I found an almost identical dupe for a lot cheaper. Now, I’ve personally never ordered from this site and it does kind of look sketchy, but it’s an amazing jumpsuits, so weigh your pros and cons carefully.
2. Hannah Ann’s Emerald Gown
Everyone’s sooo obsessed with Hannah Ann but personally, I’m a little mad at her right now. I had her slated to get the first impression rose then changed it at the last second when she started getting pesky and referred to herself in the third person. So I lost my ten bonus points over her unstable behavior—thanks for nothing Hannah Ann. Anyway, her dress was an ideal night one dress, a stunning emerald jewel color in a style that’s both sexy and classy all in one.
3. Lexi’s Velvet Dress
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This was another dress that I LOVED. It was simple yet sexy, and I respect a girl who knows her colors. The rich blue shade was was so flattering with her red hair. The dress in combo with her grand entrance of rolling up in the retro car (which I still don’t get, by the way) was the ultimate way to meet Peter.
4. Tammy’s Lace Gown
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t love Tammy’s very aggressive and handsy approach. But what I did love was this dress. It is STUNNING. Like, so stunning I’d consider wearing it at my own wedding. Well, at least as one of my dress options. Also, I like the whole psycho-but-not-psycho idea of showing up night one in a white dress. Very fitting move for the girl who also felt the need to pat Peter down as soon as she met him.
5. Alayah’s V-neck Dress
This girl is super cute, and I don’t think she’s getting enough attention. But that’s cool, maybe she’ll be the reason I win my bracket and you don’t. ANYWAY, I loved her dress and loved the color. I also loved that she gave Peter a note from her grandma. Ugh, long story short I just love this girl.
6. Mykenna’s Ruffle Dress
This isn’t my favorite dress because I think it’s a little too casual for the occasion. Like, you’re making your limo entrance, this is your debut to #BachelorNation, this is NOT the time for a dress you could wear to a beach wedding. Then again, it’s very reminiscent of Cassie’s casual maxi and she did win, so I think I see what Mykenna was doing here. Reminder, this is the same girl who had a list saying she would in fact be on The Bachelor one day, so she clearly knows the game we’re playing.
7. Madison’s Red Gown
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Madison is a clear front runner. I mean, she’s every guy’s dream: stunning, bubbly, and good at sports. Like, really good at sports. I don’t know if Peter’s a big sports guy considering the only thing we do know about him is that he’s a pilot and seems to like dancing. Oh, and did you guys know he also f*cked in a windmill…four times? Anyway, her dress was gorgeous too.
Like I said, Peter’s got himself a great group of girls. He’d be lucky to end up with any of them, so let’s just hope he doesn’t go back to Hannah. As my therapist kindly reminds me every visit, exes are exes for a reason. That one’s for you Peter.
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First off, it would be highly insensitive of me not to begin this article with my sincere condolences: RIP Bachelor mansion. Through the years you’ve brought me
love, pain, patience hope, fear, pain, and most importantly, year-long engagements that almost always end in a breakup. Not to mention, you’ve taught me several valuable life lessons. Like, ALWAYS wear waterproof mascara, getting blackout on your first date will get you sent home and, of course, that the desperate one never wins. That being said, the only positive I can think of to potentially come from this tragedy is that a new mansion could bring the franchise a much needed refresh. I think we can all agree that the past few seasons have been a total snooze-fest. So fingers crossed a new mansion will bring the show a necessary revamp. Hopefully. Anyway, we’re currently between seasons as we anxiously (debatable) await the all-American virgin, Colton’s, search for love as ABC’s new Bachelor. This means that, until then, there is a void in my Monday nights where I find myself with an idle three hours. Welp, instead of using this newfound free time to do important things like learning how to invest in stocks or read stimulating educational literature, I’ve instead decided to take a deep dive into some of the worst Bachelor night one dresses to date. Please join me on my journey as we take a look back at some of the worst Bachelor night one dresses of all time. *Said in soothing Chris Harrison voice.*
PSA, apparently Google isn’t all it’s cracked up to be because trying to find the looks from all of the past seasons of The Bachelor thus far was way harder than expected. That being said, these worst looks are from more relatively recent seasons. But like, don’t think that I’m not totally aware of some of the heinously disgusting dresses from seasons prior.
1. Michelle Money, Season 15
Let’s kick off our “worst Bachelor night one dresses of all time” list with this monstrosity worn by Michelle Money, night one of season 15. I’m talking about the dress in the very top left picture of the Instagram below. I know it’s tiny, but given that I’m working within the parameters of the law, my options are a little limited. Therefore. This dress looks like it’s either from Wet Seal or from the Junior’s prom section at Macy’s. And look, I’m totally down for breaking out those Macy’s coupons and utilizing your Star Rewards money, but like, maybe use it for a new fall top or something?? NOT for your debut on television Bachelor premiere dress…
2. Amy Jokinen, Season 18
YIKES, for so many reasons. I’m thinking Amy might have joined Michelle on her shopping trip to Wet Seal, because this metallic monstrosity would definitely be a hot seller there. However, the greater fashion crime here is the way her dress is fully smushing her boobs, and then making them spill out the top. Tailoring is your best friend, people! Like, they look like they’re being suffocated and are trying to make a break for it. Somebody help them!!!
3. Carly Waddell, Season 19
I don’t know what makes me want to puke more: Carly Waddell’s season 19 night one dress, or the fact that she’s married to Erectile Dysfunction Evan. JK, they seem very happy together, so obviously the dress is way worse. Carly’s dress is pink, poofy, obnoxious, and honestly rude to my eyes. Looking at this dress legit makes me instantly angry. It’s trying way too hard to be sweet and innocent and is totally something a grown woman still obsessed with Disney princesses would fawn over. And, considering Carly brought her mini karaoke machine as her choice accessory of the night, I’m assuming she’s one of those women.
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4. Haley Ferguson, Season 20
Honestly, I found, and continue to find, the blonde twins from Ben Higgin’s season of The Bachelor annoying af. From the countless bottles of VS PINK body spray we saw covering their rooms during hometowns to their nauseating twin shtick to the fact that they’re actually from Vegas, I just can’t. And I ESPECIALLY can’t with Haley’s (I think?) night one dress. She looks like a gladiator insect starring in the broadway version of A Bug’s Life. Tbh, I don’t even know if I’m referring to the right twin here, but neither dress is great, and both the girls suck.
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5. Vanessa Grimaldi, Season 21
This may go against popular opinion, but I legit HATED Vanessa’s dress. I couldn’t look at it without feeling dizzy and like Chris Harrison was trying to hypnotize me or something. Idk if it was more so due to this dress, or the fact that I had chugged three glasses of wine prior to the premiere, just so I could kind of trick myself into thinking Nick was cute (if I squinted really hard). I think this dress could have maybe worked on a girl with legit no curves. But on a stunning girl who already has curves, like Vanessa, it was just too much. Kinda like that weird scrapbook she gave Nick, claiming her students had made it for him. Too much, Vanessa.
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If Bachelor Nation wants to step it up and get a full breakdown of every night one look from every past season, I’m here for it and will gladly do a more extensive fashion critique of all the night one dresses. Until then, I look forward to Colton’s season of The Bachelor and
his chance to find everlasting love the chance to see a whole new group of women make terrible fashion choices.
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