The countdown is on—in less than a week we’ll finally find who Kaitlyn Bristowe will choose to accompany her on this journey we call life, a.k.a. the winner of this season’s The Bachelorette. While we won’t know who Bristowe is (or isn’t) engaged to until the final rose ceremony airs on July 27, we do know what she was wearing when it all went down. According to Yahoo Style, we can expect to see the brunette in a dusty pink Mac Duggal gown with a high neck, floral embroidery, and a slit that creeps up to her midthigh.
“It was one of the first dresses I tried on before the season even started, when I was trying to find my night one gown,” Bristowe told the site. The show’s stylist, Cary Fetmen, said the finale dress was one of the three her bachelorette tried on first and the two had to engage in a bit of a discussion over when it was appropriate to wear it.
Kaitlyn Bristowe in silver sparkles (not her finale dress)
“I thought it was perfect for the finale dress when she wants to be sweet and much more open and soft as opposed to the first time she is meeting 25 men,” Fetmen explained. Bristowe tried on nearly 90 dresses over the first two days of prepping for the show, so when you consider the sheer amount of gowns the two women had to look at, it’s impressive that they landed on the same one!
If you’ve been nursing any hopes of finding, buying, and rocking the dresses Bristowe wore this season, you’re probably out of luck. The majority were altered and customized to the point that you might not even recognize the original version.
A Mac Duggal dress that captures the same vibe as the finale dress
“We’ve literally changed entire dresses. We have taken necklines and completely plunged them. We’ve made a completely zipped-up, closed back a backless gown. We’ve taken sleeves off,” Fetmen revealed. The stylist also shared that the leg slit of the upcoming finale dress was modified, making it higher and more dramatic. “We don’t really lock ourselves into just the way a dress looks,” she said. Head on over to Yahoo Style for a look at the exclusive images from the dramatic evening.