Bachelorette Rachel's Gilded Finale Dress Defied the Laws of Physics
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Bachelor franchise finales are good for three things: Tears (the sloppier the better), a Neil Lane diamond that would cost the equivalent of three sponsored Instagram posts — that is, if the contestants were actually paying out of pocket — and a super sparkly gown impractical for just about every occasion that's not a televised proposal in some faraway, exotic locale. Last night's conclusion to season 13 of the Bachelorette ticked all the boxes.
While standing on the steps of a Spanish castle to hand the rose to the 37-year-old pseudo doctor of her TV dreams, Rachel opted for a gilded Randi Rahm gown that featured one of Bella Hadid's favorite red-carpet trends — an up-to-there slit. But whereas Hadid typically relies on that girls' best friend (double-sided tape) to keep her bits and bobs in check, the slit of Rachel's Randi Rahm appeared to be tempting the TV censor bar with just a few metallic threads.
The mighty threads held on through the walking, the happy crying and the "yes" — providing just another example of Rachel pulling off great feats and making them look easy, all with a pear-shaped diamond (surrounded by a diamond halo — that's 80 total diamonds) on her finger.
Now that Rachel and her man are officially free to roam about in public (read: post sponsored Instagram photos together), the couple is wasting no time milking their celeb couple star power. The duo will be making an appearance at the Lord & Taylor New York City outpost tomorrow to promote the store's new price-matching program. Let's be real, could you think of any better way to celebrate your engagement?