The Bachelor Season 21, Week 1: Lauren’s Dress
It’s rare that I’ll write something about an outfit that I am not personally wearing. In this case, I’m writing about the gown Lauren wore on a recent episode of NBC’s The Bachelor. One of the show’s contestants, Lauren, is one of my best friends.
Lauren and I met three years ago through mutual girlfriends, and we instantly clicked. She is probably one of the goofiest people I know, but she also has the biggest heart. She’s the kind of friend who is always there for you, through thick and thin. For example, she recently took three days out of her busy schedule to take me to Miami for an eye surgery. I feel really blessed to have her in my life!
When Lauren found out that she’d been chosen for The Bachelor, she turned to me for help because she knows I run a style blog. I had no idea but contestants on The Bachelor aren’t given a wardrobe budget for the show! As glam and gorgeous as the ladies appear on the show, few realize that these women styled themselves.
So Lauren needed some help deciding what to wear. Together, we styled outfits for every type of date situation possible and we also put together outfits she could wear at the rose ceremonies. We spent two hectic weeks sorting it all out.
Lauren’s Dress on The Bachelor
It’s a Badgley Mischka dress (also here & here) that she borrowed from me. I was planning to have it shortened to fit me, so I hadn’t even worn it by the time we were planning her outfits. We decided she should wear it on the first night because we thought it would make the most beautiful entrance and catch Nick’s attention.
While Lauren’s time on the Bachelor was short-lived (Nick’s loss!) I know that she will find true love. She truly deserves it! The dress is still available in a few places, and I linked to similar dresses below. Love you, Lauren!
You can shop her dress along with very similar ones below: