A Definitive Ranking Of All Of “The Bachelor” Finale Dresses

No, this is the MOST shocking rose ceremony in Bachelor history.

Last night, the 18th season of The Bachelor wrapped up.



Much-maligned bachelor Juan Pablo picked Nikki over Clare. (Psst that’s Clare NOT HAVING IT).

Nikki ostensibly “won” Juan Pablo, but screw that. Who cares about that guy? It’s all about the dresses.



There’ve been 43,545 seasons* of The Bachelor and dresses on the show tend to follow similar styles.


*OK, fine, there have actually been 18 seasons, not counting spin-off shows like Bachelor Pad and its gender swap version, The Bachelorette.

But back to the finale dresses. They’re usually long, flowy, and either feature a one-shoulder or sweetheart neckline design.

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Presented from worst to best, here are The Bachelor looks…

22. Check out her glove game. TIGHT.

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Courtney Robertson (Season 16)

21. Just eh.

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Jenni Croft (Season 11)

20. “I’m ready for our tango class.”

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Helene Eksterowicz (Season 2)

19. Ocean blue, one-shoulder and be-blinged.

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Clare Crawley (Season 18)

18. Well, it’s yellow.

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Melissa Rycroft (Season 13)

17. It’s possible she had secret intel on the finale — she wore white to the final rose ceremony.

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Emily Maynard (Season 15)

16. Crepe-y.

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DeAnna Pappas (Season 11)

15. Could be worse.

Bevin Nicole Powers (Season 10)

14. Sparkly!

Jennifer Wilson (Season 9)

13. Pretty-ish.

Tessa Horst (Season 10)

12. Much sparklemotion.

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Lindsay Yenter (Season 17)

11. Hitting all the Bachelor passion points: Tight, gold, one-shoulder.

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Catherine Giudici (Season 17)

10. Glitter bomb.

Sarah Stone (Season 8)

9. So flowy! (Too flowy?)

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Chelsea Wanstrath (Season 12)

8. Empire-waisted.

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Tenley Molzahn (Season 14)

7. Keeping it simple.

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Estella Gardinier (Season 4)

6. Gathered one-shoulder look (again).

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Vienna Girardi (Season 14)

5. Nice decorative shoulder fluff!

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Chantal O’Brien (Season 15)

4. A short dress! (WHAT?)

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Shayne Lamas (Season 12).

3. Way classy!


Mary Delgado (Season 6)

2. Purple and cowl necked!

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Nikki Ferrell (Season 18)

1. So many ruffles.

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Lindzi Cox (Season 16)

And if you’re already in Bachelor withdrawal, don’t despair.

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Season 18 third-runner-up Andi Dorfman was just confirmed as the next Bachelorette. We’re sure there’ll be a flowy gown or two on that, too.

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