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The Bachelorette’s Wedding Dress: A Local Expert’s Picks

A bridal consultant from one of DC’s top wedding dress salons selects three gowns that would suit the recently-engaged reality star. Take our poll and make your choice!

By Kim Forrest Published

All three of these gowns are available at Carine's Bridal Atelier. Photographs courtesy of the designers

Last week, we were all about finding a wedding dress for Kim Kardashian, and this week, we’re looking at gown styles for Ashley Hebert, the perky and petite star of The Bachlorette. In case you weren’t an avid viewer of this season, Ashley chose JP Rosenbaum as her soon-to-be groom and the couple are planning to wed next year.

We know previous Bachelor/Bachelorette matchups mean the odds are stacked against the pair, but we still thought it would be fun to select some wedding gowns for Hebert. So we asked Hannah Paschal, a bridal consultant at Carine’s Bridal Atelier in Georgetown (and a huge Bachelorette fan—she wanted William to win) for her picks.

Paschal’s first pick (far left), is a grand and classic Kenneth Pool ballgown made from layers of silk tulle with a sweetheart neckline and sparkly beaded belt that hits at the natural waist. “If Ashley wants a traditional ballgown I think this dress is the best option,” says Paschal. “It has such a sweet, but sophisticated look.”

Her second dress option (center), by Rivini, features a draped organza bodice and mermaid silhouette, with a beaded belt for a little extra glamour. “If Ashley opted for a formal, evening wedding, this is a great choice for a more dramatic look,” says Paschal.

The third look (far right), a Monique Lhuillier gown, offers a corseted bodice and trumpet silhouette. “This gown is both flirtatious and fun, a great fit for Ashley’s personality,” says Paschal. “The stunning hand-embroidery would really make her sparkle and shine.”


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