DANA WEISS’ BACHELORETTE FASHION BLOG: EPISODE 9

As we enter the final lap in Emily Maynard’s race towards love, the tension is getting higher than Jef with one “f’s” hair.

Ultimately we had to say goodbye to Sean which made me sad, but not for the reasons everyone else has expressed. Frankly, I don’t know if Sean and Emily had chemistry. I can’t confirm that Sean is actually a good guy. I don’t know if Sean would make a good father or husband. All I know for sure is that Sean brings out the good in Emily’s maxi dress collection.

One of my favorites was this maxi by Alexis (not Bellino.) This dress was HOT. I love the halter neckline and the sherbet-inspired colors.

Later that night Emily moved onto a love it or hate it white fringe tunic by Jen’s Pirate Booty. This dress was so popular that LA-based Planet Blue had to order extra pieces once Emily wore it to satisfy the demand. (Want one of your own, visit their site here) This dress was sexy and sultry – just the thing to wear before you tell the guy who wants to marry you, “Oh hey, it’s getting late and I have 30 pages left in 50 Shades of Grey.”

The next day Emily Maynard made Jef (and all of our) dreams come true in arguably my favorite piece she’s worn all season. This All Saints dress was flown to Emily when she was in London and she saved it for just the right moment. (Spoiler?)

And since she was on a date with Jef, who clearly cares about the Earth and recycling and all that jazz, she paired it with a GINORMOUS turquoise ring by LA designer Jessica Matrasko. If the ring looks familiar, it should. (And also, you’re watching way too much TV. Get outside, would ya?)  Ashley Hebert wore it during her own season, and is no longer available. I also learned that turquoise is now a diminishing resource, so maybe grab yourself a bottle of People Water and let’s start the “save the Turquoise” foundation.

Who’s with me?

The final date was with Arie, and, really, it’s a wonder she bothered with clothes at all. There’s more heat between these two than the comments section of Ashley Spivey’s column. (Too soon?)

Emily wore a Haute Hippie wrap dress with a suede belt, presumably for easy access. I mean, if she weren’t a mom. Because that dress stayed firmly in place for the rest of the night, much to Arie’s dismay. And much to my dismay, this dress is sold out.

I loved everything Emily wore this week. The bikinis were killers, the dresses, breezy and appropriate for the beach. And her accessories were as drool worthy as, well, Arie.

Which brings us to the most controversial part of the episode. No, not Emily passing up the fantasy suites. I’m talking about Emily’s rose ceremony outfit, which was presumably inspired by Ariel from the Little Mermaid, but kind of worked, even so. Critics of the outfit complained that Em’s skirt made a funny noise when she walked – though that might have been the incessant cricket chirping – and thought it overstyled with her layers of rhinestone necklaces and beads by the Woods.

But I loved it. It was a risk that I thought worked. The simple Banana Republic tank with the shell embellished skirt by Aurelio Costarella. This was an amazing combination of low and high fashion – keeping the over-the-top skirt the centerpiece and keeping everything else as understated as a men’s tank.

I like to think of that outfit as Sean’s parting gift – showing off Emily’s incredible figure. You know what they say, I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you leave [in a figure hugging seashell skirt.]

What did you think of this week’s Bachelorette fashion? What were your hits and misses? Still looking for something else from this week’s episode? Check out my fashion blog Possessionista.com for the rest of Emily’s items and where to get them.

28 Comments »

  1. Did anyone else notice that Sean and Arie wore the same swimming trunks for their dates???

    Comment by trunks — July 11, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  2. Hahahaha thanks Dana!

    Comment by Ashley — July 11, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

  3. Do you know where the bikini is from that she wore on Jef’s date? Can’t find it anywhere! :(

    Comment by Ms. S — July 11, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

  4. Great Blog as always!!!Thxs so much for the fashion sites!!!

    Comment by Lisa — July 11, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

  5. Hey Ms. S,

    I have the bikinis posted on my site Possessionista.com

    xo
    D

    Comment by Possessionista — July 11, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

  6. Thanks D!! Great site!

    Comment by Ms. S — July 11, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

  7. I think the tank top was a bit TOO casual. If the fabric was different I think it would work much better!

    Comment by Emily H — July 11, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

  8. I really dislike the hair piece. Is it just me? Even Ali’s season I disliked her hair extensions.

    Comment by Stacy — July 11, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

  9. Is there a fashion trick to keeping bra straps in place when you wear tanks tops like Emily did to the rose ceremony??

    Comment by Sara — July 11, 2012 @ 7:04 pm

  10. Funny blog. I love that you are adding more anecdotal observations and humor beyond the fashion information. I love learning about the behind the scenes info on that dress on Jef’s date. Emily tweeted the information to that article. That speaks volumes that she saved her favorite dress for him. Though I am scared for Jef that she seems way into Arie and even if Jef were picked, he will never have a secure relationship b/c he would have Christian Gray literally breathing down his neck vying for his woman. Love should always trump passion, but we all know that is not always the case.

    Comment by Thanks for inside info — July 11, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

  11. Thanks for the blog! Personally, I loved all Emily’s fashion this week except the rose ceremony outfit. I just don’t find form fitting tanks like that attractive on large breasted women, especially petite women. Someone else suggested a different fabric for the tank, making it less casual. I think that would have been more flattering, too.

    Comment by B.R. — July 12, 2012 @ 7:55 am

  12. You are an enabler posting a joke about Ashley’s comments. You think it’s funny to diss the Polish? Making light of it means you must endorse racism. What is your background? Probably you have relatives that have been treated with hate. Stay true to yourself…don’t you have kids?

    Comment by American — July 12, 2012 @ 8:12 am

  13. I liked Emily’s ponytail hairpiece. Anyone know where you can get one like it?

    Comment by ml — July 12, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  14. Not sure about Emily’s latest Rose Ceremony dress risky or not but absolutely loved her maxi dress. I love Maxi dresses and am a sucker for them. :)

    Comment by Maria C — July 13, 2012 @ 6:15 am

  15. Great post! Funny “jab” at Ashley’s comment section. HA!

    @American… I don’t see how this post is an “enabler”. Dana was simply making a comment on all the raging comments on Ashley’s site. She wasn’t saying she agreed nor did it seem she thought it was funny to “diss the Polish”. Endorse racism? Her background? Relatives that have been treated with hate? Have kids? What in the world????????????????? Can’t we just come here for the hysterical comments on a silly show?

    AND with that said, as I posted on Ashley’s blog, she HAS taken down the picture/comment that offended so many.

    Comment by KeriL — July 13, 2012 @ 11:48 am

  16. I believe I read elsewhere that her stylist bought her the great Jef dress (Aztec/sequins)in London (not that it was shipped to him in London as stated here) – and the ring – thought that came from her favorite boutique jewelry shop in Charlotte run by two friends.

    Color me confused.

    (Did not care for the Rose Ceremony skirt but if anyone could pull it off, it is Emily!).

    Comment by songleader — July 13, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

  17. Hey Keri L! Glad the moderator/staff (you) and/or Ashley finally came to their senses. Everyone makes mistakes, for goodness sakes, but just show more respect for your readers before you piss so many people off next time. We’re all good now.

    Comment by American — July 13, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

  18. Hey Songleader,

    You are right! I was wrong. Cary bought the dress in London, and she saved it. Emily did wear a lot of Charleston based Towne and Reese, but that turquoise ring is by Jessica Matrasko.

    Thanks for clearing up the dress info. Sorry for the mistake.

    x
    d

    Comment by Possessionista — July 13, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

  19. @American – I have to say HAHAHAHA! I am NOT a moderator or have any affiliation with any blog. But thanks for the compliment. I was only “commenting” on my “opinion” on what was being said – which is what I thought was the whole reason for having a “comment” section. Good grief.

    Comment by KeriL — July 14, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

  20. @KeriL It’s not a compliment to be identified as the deadbeat moderator/webmaster for these blogs. #useless.

    Comment by American — July 14, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  21. @American I am a fan of a silly show simply reading blogs regarding same silly show – and find myself defending my innocent comments. I’m done wasting my time with you. People come here for the funny blog not for immature arguments and bullying.

    Comment by KeriL — July 15, 2012 @ 6:13 am

  22. Where can you purchase the Aurelio Costarella shell embellished skirt that Emily was wearing?

    Comment by Abby — July 16, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

  23. Great Blog!! Do you know where Emily got the white dress from this episode? It was form fitting with a see through shere top?

    Comment by Kris — July 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am

  24. Hey Kris, I’m not sure which dress you’re referring to. Here’s the entire rundown of what she wore this episode: http://www.possessionista.com/2012/07/emily-maynard-bachelorette-fashion-in.html

    Comment by Possessionista — July 19, 2012 @ 9:11 am

  25. Do people on the show even have a say in what they wear? Do they give them choices? Obviously, these things aren’t just something she had in her closet.

    Comment by Mel — July 22, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

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  27. You’re not going to find those dresses in regular chains like F21 lol, try little boutiques like http://pearlposh.com or something local. If you live in NY, then you’re golden.

    Comment by Carol — November 20, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

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