DANA WEISS’ BACHELOR FASHION BLOG: WTA

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Everyone knows that I’m the Bachelor’s #1 biggest fan. But last night’s Women Tell All left me with less closure and AshLee Frazier and Sean Lowe.

Now, I’m not saying that the Women Tell All told me not to worry about any of the other bloggers who recap each episode.

But clearly it did.

I think it’s fair to say that many of the women on the Women Tell All improved on this season’s fashion. With more Herve Leger bandage dresses than Victoria Grayson’s closet, I’m pretty sure Sean Lowe’s ex-girlfriends were as interested in impressing me as they were in impressing Sean. Maybe more so, because Sean seems to easily forget.

Whereas I never do.

amanda

One of my early fashion favorites was Amanda. With her “The Ring” inspired hair and vacant stare, Amanda was still easily one of the top three best dressed of her season. And last night she didn’t disappoint in her peach dress by L’Agence. What did disappoint is that we as viewers never got to hear Amanda’s explanation for her creepy behavior. Did anyone die three days after watching her video? If I say Bloody Mary 3 times will she appear in my Bathroom Mirror? Did the ladies need a Shaman to come to the house to cleanse it of her evil spirits? Or would a regular exterminator do the trick?

kacie

Speaking of people with unresolved issues, how was it possible that they glossed over Kacie B? After feeling like she was “punched in the face” and departing in her Body Glove wetsuit, fan fave Kacie Boguskie returned to little fanfare. I would have loved to hear if Kacie regretted coming back for Sean? Did she ever find love? And, most importantly, if she ever connected with Katie about the Keratin treatment.

katie

Katie who, you ask? Remember Yoga Katie whose hair was the only thing crazy about her? Girlfriend Om’ed her way off the Bachelor in episode two. Last night she rocked a purple flare dress by Black Halo, which we barely got to see, let alone hear what really made her leave the show. Maybe there wasn’t enough time for yoga?

ashleyp

Sure, the Women Tell All was saturated with Herve Leger last night, but I still loved seeing Ashley P (Fifty Shades of Cray) in a gorgeous peacock blue dress. I suspect if Ash had kept her liquor and her libido in check on night one, we’d have been treated to some memorable drama and fashion. Also her impression of Tierra’s hypothermia was Emmy-worthy. (eek, is that a runner in her pantyhose? That would SO happen to me.)

tierra

Speaking of Tierra, emagahgerl, we need to talk. Tierra, the eyes are the window to the soul, not your cutout dress. Tierra said she had nothing to apologize for last night. But based on that dress alone, I think you should be very, very sorry.

daniella

Someone who fared muuuuuuch better was Daniella, who was consistently one of my least favorites (fashion-wise) during her season. I loved the simple white wrap dress and her sleek hair. She looked sophisticated and understated, and it was my favorite look from her all season.

dianna

Also, props to Dianna who wore…wait for it…Forever21. That takes balls. Which, incidentally, may be why Sean sent her home early.

robyn

I was super bummed by Robyn’s dress last night. Throughout her season on the Bachelor, Robyn was consistently one of my favorite rose ceremony gals, but last night’s dress was a yawn. It was like she went from Bad Girls to Golden Girls while on hiatus.

lesleym

Remember how I said I never forget? Well I don’t, and so I am kinda disappointed in Leslie M’s choice for another red Herve Leger bandage dress. (She wore one here too) This may just be me, but if I’m spending $1000 on a dress that makes me look like a crimson mummy, it better not be so similar that some lame blogger in yoga pants is all, “you wore that 6 weeks ago.” Yeah, Leslie I expected more from you.

sarah

Thank GOD for Sarah Herron who wore a floral Donna Mizani dress. It was fun to see a little more of Sarah’s personality, and I think the dress fit that. Sarah quipped that she thinks she’s funny, and smart and great. And for the first time all season, we got to see the funny part. Sean’s a fool for letting her go, but I suspect Sarah’s not going to have a problem finding a date any time soon. And she has plenty of cute clothes to wear on them.

des

Someone had a Desintervention. No question that Des Hartsock’s WTA fashion was the work of a professional. Between her Alexander Wang corset dress and Cezua jewels, that was not the same tent-dwelling, Bebe-wearing Des from 6 weeks ago. Remember you heard it here first.

ashlee

Last up was AshLee and I wasn’t sure if I should call my hairdresser or my therapist. I loved AshLee’s new ombre do and nobody wears a bandage dress like AshLee Frazier. Seriously. I’m pretty sure after seeing AshLee in that colorblock Herve Leger, all the Kardashians put theirs on ebay. But I’m going on record as saying I don’t believe that Sean told her the other girls meant nothing.

I could go on for pages about my own conspiracy theories on the subject, but I suspect that, like any woman who’s in love with a man who has two other girlfriends, she probably interpreted what he said as what she wanted to hear. I also believe that there is no way what went down in that fantasy suite was just “talking all night” based on her reaction.

When AshLee said that Sean acted like a frat boy all season bells went off. “That’s it!” I yelled at no one in particular. “AshLee was acting like a jilted sorority girl who’d spent the night in a frat house and the guy never called her again.” And then I realized that I was making this all about me and I unfriended my ex-boyfriend from college on Facebook.

And that, my friend, is what you call closure.

Next week the final two meet Sean’s family. Catherine and Lindsay each wear dresses provided by the show and Sean’s sister Shay wears another combination of hot pink and lime and I try to pretend it doesn’t bother me.

See you then.

Want to buy any of the dresses seen on the Women Tell All? Check out my blog Possessionista.com to see where they got them. And follow me on Twitter and Facebook for more TV fashion.

 

41 Comments »

  1. Great re-cap! I agree with you on everything! who do you want to be the next Bachelorette?

    Comment by Michelle — March 5, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

  2. What IS up with hot pink and lime? And not once, but twice? Lol It’s too much. All the girls looked great, but Sarah’s dress was not my fave. It was cute, but not flattering.

    Comment by Sarah O — March 5, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

  3. hi5 on everything! spot on sister. gyah, I’m hosting a bach viewing party on monday and if you lived here, I’d totally invite you! bahhaha – hairdresser or therapist – BAAAHAHAHHA.

    Comment by Stephanie Ballard — March 5, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

  4. Yes! Yes! and Yes!!! Maybe Des’s makeover is because she is the next Bachelorette but I’d rather see Sarah.

    Comment by Erin — March 5, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

  5. Diggin the Friends reference at the end. So impressed.

    Comment by Kelsey — March 5, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

  6. Excellent blog. I may not have agreed with everything you said, but I liked the way you said it. :)

    Comment by V — March 5, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

  7. Not only do I really enjoy your blog but your tweets had me cracking up all season. Well done Dana!
    On a side note I felt like Sara was probably the best dressed all season. She always stood out.

    Comment by Melissa — March 6, 2013 @ 4:36 am

  8. I still want Leslie M for the next Bachelorette!!! Wah! Wah! Wah!

    Oops, I’m so sorry if you were offended by that. Please excuse me for having my own little I can’t let it go Ashlee moment. ;)

    Comment by ilja — March 6, 2013 @ 5:04 am

  9. Ilja, I’d totally be on board with Lesley as the next Bachelorette.

    Melissa, I agree. I think Sarah always looked great. And as much as I loved AshLee, Lesley and Ashley’s Herve Leger dresses, I think HL is an easy choice like, “look I spent a lot of money!” as opposed to Sarah who picked something unique and different.

    V, who do you disagree about? I want to hear your opinions too!

    Sarah: thanks for noticing the pink/lime. I thought I was the only one!

    Stephanie, what time should I be there monday?

    Comment by Possessionista — March 6, 2013 @ 6:29 am

  10. You are by far my favorite person to follow on Twitter, and I absolutely LOVE you and your blogs! I wasn’t a HUGE fan of Des’ dress- she looked beautiful but just not the look I would go for if I were to ever attend WTA. But Im rooting for her for bachelorette!

    P.S. Love the Rachel from Friends reference!

    Comment by Saba — March 6, 2013 @ 6:39 am

  11. I still want to know what makeup Sarah wears..especially on her eyes. Is that on your blog?

    Comment by vicky — March 6, 2013 @ 6:41 am

  12. @Vicky I wanted to know about Sarah’s eye make up too, it was beautiful!

    Comment by Michelle — March 6, 2013 @ 7:16 am

  13. I am so confused … why was this even posted. Obviously no one at ABC even reads these before they go up. What are you trying to say? Let’s see … trying to decipher between all the “ands”… so, the first string along paragraph – are you saying you got closure on Ashlee and Sean? As for the next clumping of words — you are afraid of other bloggers – huh? Why? And, next line — wait, why would the guests try to impress you? Can you validate that … I mean are you published in any widely circulated pubs (never heard of ya except here). Moving on from all those head scratchers, where are the pics for half the people you write about – we are supposed to remember what they were wearing? Some of us only watch the show once LOL. This piece (of xxxx) was so slap dash I was left with more questions than answers. Moving on to other blogs and hoping for more clarity, sheesh.

    Comment by Lisa James — March 6, 2013 @ 8:07 am

  14. Dez and Lesley had a noticable aire of confidence about them that I translate as “they’re more going on than what we see.” I think one of them is the next Bachlorette. Just sayin’…

    Comment by H82BL8 — March 6, 2013 @ 8:44 am

  15. I know Tierra is the favorite bully target, and she brings it on by waving a red flag in front of mean girls, but what’s wrong with a small cut out in her dress? It’s stylish to have cut outs and she has the right figure for it. She had more class than those with their boobs hanging out last night. I think just about anything she wore would have been dissed on this blog.

    Comment by Robyn — March 6, 2013 @ 8:54 am

  16. Robyn I don’t think there’s anything stylish or classy about a cutout under your boobs. The dress reminded me of a monokini. There have been plenty of times where I’ve liked what Tierra wore – but this wasn’t one of them.

    Comment by Possessionista — March 6, 2013 @ 9:05 am

  17. @michelle and @Vicky, I’m going to ask Sarah some of your beauty questions and will post them on Possessionista.com when I get answers.

    @H82bl8 I think you might be onto something ;)

    Comment by Possessionista — March 6, 2013 @ 9:15 am

  18. I would have loved to see someone in colorful leather or some great texture!

    Comment by Vanessa — March 6, 2013 @ 9:19 am

  19. Okay, I get that Forever 21 has insanely cheap, tacky stuff, but what’s wrong with girls wearing some of the things they have that do look good? Honest question. I find more thrill in piecing a killer outfit together for next to nothing than I do in spending money on a name. I didn’t love Diana’s top, but I think she’s beautiful. She’s also a single mom, so maybe xxi was what fit the budget?

    Sarah’s dress was, by far, my favorite. Spot on!

    Your ability to find any piece you see is unreal! Hilarious recap.

    Comment by nina — March 6, 2013 @ 9:44 am

  20. Nina! There is NOTHING wrong with wearing something you already have. I thought Dianna’s look was really great, and I loved that it wasn’t a fortune. I totally agree, it’s MUCH harder to find something that looks cute and pulled together at Forever21 than a really expensive designer dress. And way more rewarding, too! Dianna was one of my favorites. I’ll see if I can find a picture of what she wore with it – a bright blue blazer and sequin skirt. The whole look was fabulous!

    @Vanessa, I would have loved some leather too. There is great colored leather (and faux leather) out there.

    Comment by Possessionista — March 6, 2013 @ 11:29 am

  21. How the heck do all these girls afford $1000 dresses?! I thought I was well-off for my age, but dang. I can’t even think about blowing that much on a dress.

    Comment by Michelle — March 6, 2013 @ 11:47 am

  22. Thanks for your response! Would love to see her whole outfit. She’s stunning! Makes me want to do one of those month long 2837237 different outfits out of 12 different pieces, but then I think, “That is way too much work unless yoga pants and a v-neck count toward 2 of those pieces.” Haha! Long as we kill it in public, right? ;)

    Comment by nina — March 6, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

  23. ALSO – can someone PLEASE get a still shot of AshLee’s knee/shin while her legs were crossed during her turn in the hot seat?! That’s pretty much all I could focus on during that interview because they looked so weird to me!!

    Comment by nina — March 6, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

  24. Fo shizzle. Your blog givez me the chilz. I’m hitting middle age but I can’t help sound like a 15 yr old. F shiz, mid life crisis setting in. Gotta go stalk Edz. You getz me?
    Love you P!
    Jaclyn Fartz

    Comment by Jaclyn Fartz — March 6, 2013 @ 12:57 pm

  25. My first name begins with a B. My last name starts with an H. I am a catfish.
    I’m a fan of all the Z list celeb wannabes from this show!
    Special shoutout to Elan Gale, aka, Cousin It (though this one is covered in pubez hair y’all) and the shoe salesman and ex escort he is now supporting named Casey S.
    Peace out.

    Comment by B's Alter Ego — March 6, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

  26. Hey y’all!
    I’m not blogging this season cause I got caught stealing Perez Hilton’s material last year and pssing it off as my own. I’m adding my WTA recap under my friend Possesionista’s blog comments cause I needz attention fo shoz, ya’ll hear? Y’all know I’m turning 30 so I talkz like a high schooler to fit in, y’all hear? Cause y’all know New Yorkers don’t like gals from the South. Them Yanks know where one IQ point short of zero.
    My recap is that I gotz the sadz cause producers didn’t invite me in my little bitty white dress onto the WTA this year! Can y’all believez it? They dog gone mad cause I didn’t wear a paper bag over my head like they asked. My boyfriend is always asking me to put one on too. Bless my little person heart, y’all hear?
    That’s all for this year’s WTA recap. In the meantime, y’all can read my BFF Jaclyn Fartz’s blog. She writes like she’s “special” too. Gotta go make some grits and chitlins and decorate my paper bag before my man gets home. Bless my little person heart, y’all!

    Comment by Ashley Skivvies — March 6, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

  27. A. Skiv: I’m dying. Soooooo funny. Thank you for the best laugh ever!

    Comment by Maura — March 6, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

  28. Hi, Dana. I’d already posted on Stag’s blog and didn’t want to become the blog stalker, posting the same thing on everyone’s blog, LOL, but I believe Ashlee.

    Trying not to repeat myself, I’ll just say that whereas the argument can be made that Ashlee only heard what she wanted to hear, as we women sometimes do, an equally strong argument can be made that even the nicest of men get carried away and say things in the heat of the moment that they later don’t remember. Of course they don’t remember, because no blood was circulating in the big head at the time! And I’ll bet it’s easy for that forgetfulness to turn into full on amnesia if the guy’s new fiancee is watching from the sidelines.

    Throughout the season, Sean has pretty much said the same things to a lot of girls — “I’m crazy about you.” ” I could see you as my best friend.” “This is the best date ever.” “You’re my frontrunner.” And he seems to honestly mean it, AT THAT MOMENT, for every single girl. So, I could easily see him getting carried away and telling Ashlee things that he might not later be as clear on.

    When I watched the rose ceremony, it seemed pretty obvious to me that something happened or was said in the fantasy suite that caused Ashlee to believe she would be the last woman standing. She looked pissed and played, and he looked shifty and guilty. Watching the WTA, I had my “Aha!!” moment about what that thing was.

    Comment by V — March 6, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

  29. @Maura-y’all my new best friendz, y’all hear me? Now you gotz to come and sit with Jaclyn Fartz and me in the Big ole Apple and learn to talk in abbrevs to be coolz like us! We’ll all readz Perez Hilton together y’all! Then y’all can be one of us, “special”, y’all hear? I gotz two wordz for y’all! SHAKE and BAKE y’all! Shake and bake! Gator done, over and out ya’ll!

    Comment by Ashley Skivvies — March 6, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

  30. @Ashley Skivvies- fo shizzle, my nizzle! Y’all so coolz you give me the skivvies! SHAKE and BAKE FOeva! I love Edz! i LOVE MY Skivvies! Abbrevs fo life!

    Comment by Jaclyn Fartz — March 6, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

  31. JF are you for realz girl? I’m dying. I. am. dying. for. realz. dying. for realz.

    Comment by Maura — March 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

  32. @Maura-y’all givez me the chillz! Y’all, Jaclyn Fartz be the realest girl in the houze y’all! Hit me up and we’ll do abbrevs, y’all!
    Y’all, I forgotz to take my Bach Nationz Delusional daily medz last night and thought I was just a regz country girl from the Carolinas y’all. Like all covered in Tar y’all hear? I just took my daily dose 20 minutes ago.Now I just know I’m going to steal Carrie Underwood’s material next, like I did Perez Hilton’s blog las year, and Imma be the next country music superstarz y’all! I was on the Bachelor TV show for 5 minutes y’all. That makes me famous like Angelina Jolie, right y’all?! Elan Gayle, aka, Cousin Pubitz, told me so, y’all. Producers dunn gone lie, y’all hearz me? Fo sho! Imma go and wash my itty bitty 2012 WTA white dress fo my next music video! I’ma put Seanz in my video, y’all! Neked! This gives me a case of the excitedz y’all, like so much better than the sadz y’all hear?! Gotta go call my BFF Jaclyn Fartz. She’s probz on the phone leaving Edz another stalking voice mail, y’all! TTYS, SHAKE AND BAKE, abbrevz fo life! Y’all hearz?

    Comment by Ashley Skivvies — March 7, 2013 @ 2:28 am

  33. Actually if you rewatch Ashlee’s desperation plea video to Sean before her last rose ceremony, you can see where she put her hands on her hips in frustration because she knew or at least highly suspected that she was going home.

    Comment by ilja — March 7, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

  34. ilja – no one wants to read your opinion more than once.

    Comment by Stella — March 8, 2013 @ 10:42 am

  35. I definitely got closure with Sean and AshLee. He may have said something to lead her to believe that he only had feelings for her but I don’t believe he would have said the other two girls meant nothing to him. AshLee’s occupation is professional organizer and she has said she has to be in control. I feel like she would not be the kind of wife and mother that Sean was looking for and in that moment when she insisted he was lying I think he realized it too. He was pretty clear that he wants a life with children and laughter and she doesn’t offer that as much as the other two girls. She had been one of my favorites throughout the season too but it seemed she was being a little controlling of the situation and I can’t see her and Sean together.

    Comment by LC — March 8, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

  36. Apparently, women are only worthy of peer respect and true love if they can dress like they’ve spent $1,000 on themselves, refer to themselves as “girls” even though they are well past 18, and of course must have large racks and tiny waists. Having a career is not a factor in evaluating anyone’s worth because that’s not shallow enough and no one has careers in high school — since everyone knows we are all still in high school. Wait, we are not in high school anymore? Oh, I get it, we are actually living in 1913 – no wonder it’s called bachelornation, it’s like living on another planet — a place where everyone thinks like an 18 year old with an attitude towards females from 1913. I get it. I get it.

    Comment by Kathleen — March 9, 2013 @ 5:14 am

  37. I don’t know if you read Sean’s sister’s blog (mixandmatchmama)but she explained on the St. Croix episode that the reason she wore the neon green and pink is because the producer picked it out. She bought 4 new outfits for that day and the producer didn’t like any of them and picked out the other outfit. The Green tank was actually the shirt she slept in the night before. I bet that is why she chose the same colors for tonight’s episode or maybe the producer chose for her again. I thought the outfit was adorable and the colors looked great on her but that’s just my opinion.

    Comment by Kristyn — March 11, 2013 @ 8:20 am

  38. I love that dress Catherine wore to meet Sean’s family I must have it :) details please!!!

    Comment by Kate — March 11, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

  39. I love this show but I’ll be unfriending the bachelor on Facebook. The racist vulgarity after the finale is absolutely horrible. I didn’t comment at all on Facebook but that woman “cara turner” sure did. And it looks as though she gave out a follower commenters address and family members names. There’s no way of emailing you privately about this but it’s horrible you don’t monitor such foul, racist, vulgar remarks. Wish Chris Harrison knew about it…

    Comment by Kathleencg — March 12, 2013 @ 3:58 am

  40. Yes, cutouts are in, but that doesnt mean EVERY cutout is in!

    That’s all I wanted to say, Lol.

    Comment by Heather — March 12, 2013 @ 11:17 am

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