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During last night’s episode of The Bachelorette, I was more enamored with what Emily Maynard was wearing than her chemistry with the 19 guys she’s dating. Emily is known for her style, a mix of feminine glam and trendy edge, and I have to admit that as a fashion addict, I’m more excited to see what she chose to wear on her glamorous dates than what she actually did on said dates. Lucky for my clothes-obsessed heart, her fashion last night was far more interesting than the romantic storylines.
For the first time, I actually had mixed feelings about something Emily wore – imagine the surprise! Usually I’m obsessed with everything that little Southern Belle pulls from her closet, but in last night’s episode there were some pageant-worthy gowns that were pretty in their own way, but felt a little…off.
Let’s start with that dramatic, dark, rose-hued ruffle mermaid gown she wore on her ill-fated date with Joe. The dress wasn’t my favorite, mostly because it looked like Emily was playing dress-up. The dress didn’t fit her as well as it should have – she was frequently tugging at the strapless top to pull it up – and carrying that poufy skirt as she walked looked exhausting! During the date at the Greenbrier hotel, she kept mentioning how much she loved spending time there as a child – and I felt like the over-the-top gown was a symptom of the little girl in Emily wanting to play dress up. Conclusion: It wore her, she didn’t wear it.
Dusty Pink Gown by Jean Fares
Another not-so-fabulous gown was her rose ceremony dress. I didn’t hate it – it actually had a beautiful silhouette and color – but it was a smidge too “pageant” for my taste. Add in the lush curly up-do, and the effect was very Prom Queen. She looked beautiful (it’s hard for her not to!), but it wasn’t as sleek and sophisticated as I would have liked.
Emily hit it out of the park with her cocktail dresses. The red, one-sleeve lace mini she wore on her date with Ryan was the perfect combo of sexy and sweet.
Victorian Lace One-Sleeve Dress by Nightcap
During her group date’s cocktail hour, I lost focus on the guys’ bickering and kept hoping for close-ups of her sexy-yet-modest black cocktail dress. I loved how chic the long-sleeve mini looked from the front, and then she turned around and bam! It had a sheer floral lace back. Love at first sight.
Too bad she can’t say that for any of these guys.
Black Lace Back Dress by Mason by Michelle Mason
I also loved the nude dress she wore during the day at The Greenbrier. The skater dress was sleek and chic, and then you look closely, and there’s a subtle dusting of gold sparkle. Sequins for day? Yes, please! It was adorable and very figure flattering as well.
Metallic Gold Princess Dress by Gig
What did you think of Emily’s fashion choices last night?