Dana Weiss’ Fashion Blog: Episode 4

I feel about the Bachelor fashion this season the way some of you feel about my blog.

It’s a little boring.

(Thanks for that. The only thing more insecure than someone looking for love on reality tv? A nobody blogger writing about it. My therapist thanks you, too, by the way.)

But enough about my neuroses. Onto the Bachelor, where all you need is a personality disorder and a cocktail dress!

And since I’d rather stab my eyes out with Britt Billmeier’s lucite shoes (Brad’s season) than try out fly fishing, let’s fast forward right onto the cocktail party. Because besides shopping and judging people, cocktails are my favorite things in the world.

Now, I’m no sociologist so this theory is mostly anecdotal, but I am pretty sure that the worst dressed people on this show just might be the best ones. Need proof? Here it is.

Jamie -or as some people refer to her, “who” – is consistently the worst dressed at the rose ceremonies. Each week she channels the worst of Tonya Harding (or at least Pia Toscano during her American Idol days) with slutty, sequin prom dresses that just scream, “Cast me on Teen Mom!” With their odd cutouts and never ending corset closures, Jamie’s dress collection is sadder than her back story.

But she also happens to be one of the nicest, best behaved and all around most likeable women on the show.

Is it possible that what’s on the inside actually matters?

Um, this is the Bachelor. Of course not!

Moving forward with my theory, we get to Monica. I’m pretty sure Monica got out of the limo after her final interview and hopped a plane back to Ohio to compete against the Candy Apples in this week’s Dance Moms. (p.s. Abby Lee Miller, I love you. Call me.)

The only thing worse than Monica’s dress was its fit. All night I was waiting for Monica to have a wardrobe malfunction. But even the threat of a nip slip wasn’t enough to distract me from the real fashion fail: she paired the dress with flats.  There’s a big range, ladies, between ballet flats and 6 inch heels.  Use it to your advantage.

Even in that crazy get up, Monica still seemed the most grounded of Ben’s remaining ladies.

So goodbye Monica. And goodbye to your bolero.

And also, goodbye 1999.

Onto the good.

In the world of fashion, there are two kinds of women. Women who dress for men. And women who dress for other women. Casey S. is someone who dresses for other women. I personally loved this week’s dusty pink chiffon dress. I love floaty, ethereal dresses, and blush is a beautiful color right now.



My husband thought it was the worst thing he’s seen since, well, Monica’s dress.

(Also, I may end up sleeping on the couch, having just revealed that my husband also watches the Bachelor. Oh well, something to talk about in therapy this week.)

My other favorite dress was Emily O’Brien’s one shoulder, metallic dress by Maggy London. In addition to a perfect fit, and unique texture, the best part of the dress was the way it emphasized Emily’s best asset:

The chip on her shoulder.

Who were the best and worst dressed this week in your opinion? Leave it in the comments below.
And for the rest of this week’s Bachelor fashion visit Dana’s fashion blog Possessionista.com.


  1. I love your sense of humor and you always leaving me wanting to read more. I know this may sound boring to hear, but it’s essential for enjoyment of reading a blog (at least by peeps who are smarter than a fifth grader) – I love that you use proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I don’t feel like my brain cells are being murdered while reading your blog like I do when reading Natalie’s & some others (though they’ve been heavily wounded from just reading about this show). Thanks.

    Comment by Great Job & Write More Please — January 26, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

  2. Dang it – “leave”,not “leaving.”

    Comment by Re:Great Job & Write More Please — January 26, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  3. I hate that there’s no edit button & trying to write quickly a on lunch break is not good for proper writing – only mention this b/c I hate ppl who make a point of saying they care about spelling & grammar, but make glaring mistakes. Same disdain for pple who say they are nice then threaten others w/ physical violence over nothing. However, a mistake in the comment section can’t be judged in same way as the blog itself – 1. we don’t get paid for it or get publicity that leads to more money 2. there’s no edit button, 3. the time frame to write is not the same. OK – gotta run to work. Love your blog & hope they add an edit button for commentators.

    Comment by Great Job & Write More Please — January 26, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

  4. “besides shopping and judging people, cocktails are my favorite things in the world.” is pretty much the best quote ever and sums up who I am! Keep it up possessionista!!!!

    Comment by Lindsey — January 26, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

  5. I read Monica’s phone interview today and she revealed that her “rose dress” was a joke on her part. She said she had that dress for 15 years and she wore it since she knew she was not getting a rose at that rose ceramony. Pretty funny! I was relieved to know this wasn’t serious!

    Comment by Nancy — January 26, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

  6. Thank you for blogging! I love possessionista, and this blog makes a so-so season of the bachelor so much better. Glad to know you are a fellow fan of Dance Moms!!!

    Comment by Jessica — January 27, 2012 @ 7:23 am

  7. My favorite kinds of women are the ones who dress for other women, too. Especially on The Bachelor.

    Comment by Alyssa — January 28, 2012 @ 8:23 am

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog and your sense of humor!!

    Comment by Beth — January 29, 2012 @ 10:12 am

  9. Love your “Sociologist” referral. Now those are the kinds of words that get me drawn into your blog. :) Great job.

    Comment by elizabeth — January 31, 2012 @ 1:16 am

  10. People would be surprised about how some people actually aren’t analyzing “neuroses” at all, and how it really doesn’t exist. :) It’s all about knowing that it doesn’t exist.

    Comment by elizabeth — January 31, 2012 @ 1:18 am

  11. cool blog, with a great sense of humor. Been watching this show ever since the first episode aired.

    Comment by Linda — May 13, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

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