Blake or Garrett?
That was the question on Bachelor Nation’s mind tonight as Becca Kufrin’s journey to find love came to a dramatic end during The Bachelorette finale. Kufrin, a 28-year-old publicist from Minnesota, had fallen in love with two men: Blake Horstmann, a Johnny Manziel-lookalike who hails from Denver; and Garrett Yrigoyen, a goofy outdoorsman who calls Lake Tahoe home.
With a little help from celebrity stylist Cary Fetman, Kufrin donned a whopping 118 outfits on her season of The Bachelorette. Many of those outfit changes came courtesy of Randi Rahm, a New York–based eveningwear designer who has dressed everyone from Beyoncé to Reese Witherspoon. But while Rahm is a fixture on the red carpet, she is also famous for her bridal collections, thanks in part to Kufrin. Rahm was responsible for two of the most important gowns of this season: the pearl- and Swarovski crystal–encrusted column that Kufrin wore to meet her prospective suitors that first evening at the mansion, and the sequined halter dress that she chose for tonight’s final rose ceremony.
The first was a ready-to-wear style that took more than three months to hand-sew and some 600 hours to make; the second was a custom design created just for Kufrin. Both dresses had bridal beginnings, and so it was only fitting that Rahm’s design should make for the ultimate happy ending to bring the series full circle. When—spoiler alert—Kufrin chose Garrett (sorry, Team Blake fans!), Yrigoyen got down on one knee and proposed with a sparkling Neil Lane engagement ring, which in typical Bachelor fashion, had been handpicked with the jeweler mere hours earlier.
While fans have to wait to see whether Kufrin and Yrigoyen will tie the knot, it’s never too early for predictions as to Kufrin’s wedding dress—and we’ve been busy combing the Bridal Spring 2019 collections with her in mind. After all, what good is finding the one if you’ve yet to find the dress?
Below, nine bridal ideas befitting the newly engaged Bachelorette.
Kufrin never met a sequin she didn’t like. Many of the dresses she donned this season were seriously high on sparkle and shine. This floor-sweeping, Jazz Age–inspired Jenny Packham is covered in iridescent beads that would make for the perfect primetime-worthy wedding finish.
For Wes Gordon’s first bridal collection as creative director of the House of Herrera, the designer sought to reimagine elegance in a modern way. The end result gave way to this slinky slip dress with a plunging back, much like the one Kufrin chose for the finale.
Oscar de la Renta
Full-length sleeves balance out all-over sheer lace illusions and a slit cut up to there, a detail that the famously leggy Kufrin has been hip to try during several rose ceremonies this season.
Viktor & Rolf
One of Kufrin’s suitors described her as the ultimate girl next door. She can be feminine one day (see the spa group date), and sporty (see the football game group date) the next. Should Kufrin be looking to combine the best of both worlds on her big day, she would do well to consider this dress from Viktor & Rolf. It’s rife with gamine details (3D flower embroidery, sliced tulle ball skirt), while the halter neck construction rounds out the frothy elements.
Monique Lhuillier has been worn by several Bachelorette brides. Fittingly, this bodice-cut dress finished in French Chantilly lace is reminiscent of the look that Kufrin wore for The Bachelor finale of Arie Luyendyk Jr’s season. (Luyendyk rather infamously dumped Kufrin on live TV during the After the Final Rose special.) An unabashedly romantic wedding dress, like this one from Lhuillier, may very well be the best revenge.
Kufrin has worn many a mermaid hem in her past, but this one from Lela Rose offers a decidedly more relaxed take on the curvaceous silhouette. Coupled with an unexpected tank-style neckline, the fit-and-flare shape is given new life, while a detachable watteau train adds even more visual interest.
When Kufrin wasn’t covered in sequins, she was stealing the spotlight in body-conscious numbers that put her figure on display. While simple and elegant, this strapless dress by Amsale is stripped of extras, save for a subtle draped detail that hits below the knee.
Oscar de la Renta
Kufrin has said she’s a T-shirt and flats girl at heart, and this minimalist wedding dress, another Oscar de la Renta, will evoke that same easy-does-it ethos down the aisle. It’s for the understated bride, like Kufrin, who prefers an effortless look.
Speaking of comfort, if Kufrin were to take the plunge in this bridal jumpsuit by Carolina Herrera, it would make her the first bride in Bachelorette history to wear pants to the party. Kufrin had several evening jumpsuits in rotation this season (most notably, on the Las Vegas leg of the journey). With its trailing one-shoulder neck, this fresh crepe de chine pick has just the kind of dance until dawn fun that the series needs should a wedding special be in the cards.