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Bachelorette  Leads’ Dresses Through the Years

Take a look back at all the leading ladies’ premiere dresses.

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The OG Bachelorette, Trista Rehn, wore a timeless black dress to the show’s first ever episode. She met her husband Ryan Sutter on the show, and the two are still married.

Season 1

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In 2004, Meredith Phillips stepped onto the screen in a dress that screamed  business in the front, party in the (sparkly) back.

Season 2

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Jen Schefft, season 3’s Bachelorette, wore an eye-catching gold dress. Sadly, she didn’t find love on the show, rejecting Jerry Ferris’ proposal.

Season 3

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After a three-year hiatus, the show returned in 2008 with DeAnna Pappas as the lady to impress. She wore a shimmering gold dress with a plunging neckline and an … interesting flower.

Season 4

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Jillian Harris led the 2009 season, kicking it off by wearing a white gown. Obviously, she was ready for marriage.

Season 5

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In 2010, Ali Fedotowsky chose to wear an understated black dress for her television premiere.

Season 6

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Ashley Hebert rocked a bedazzled gown for the start of season 7. The trend of ornate dresses lives on to this day, and we have Hebert to thank for it.

Season 7

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Emily Maynard won the season of The Bachelor she was on, but her engagement with Brad Womack ended after a few months. She began her time as the lead with a champagne-colored dress.

Season 8

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Season 9 in 2013 starred Desiree Hartsock, who wore a metallic silver dress to her premiere. She’s her own knight in shining armor!

Season 9

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Andi Dorfman stood out from the crowd in this unforgettable, mermaid-like gown.

Season 10

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This season broke from tradition with two Bachelorettes on night one: Kaitlyn Bristowe (black dress) and Britt Nilsson (white dress). The men chose Bristowe to continue on the show.

Season 11

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JoJo Fletcher stunned in a tight, sparkling gown. She’s still engaged to her man, Jordan Rodgers. We’re looking forward to that wedding day.

Season 12

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Rachel Lindsay made history as the first Black Bachelorette and marked that occasion in a gorgeous white dress. She chose Bryan Abasolo, and the two are still happily married.

Season 13

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It feels like we’ve seen this dress somewhere before … Becca Kufrin seemed to have been inspired by Lindsay for her premiere. We can’t blame her; it’s a beautiful style.

Season 14

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Hannah Brown spiced things up a bit in 2019 by showing some leg in a sparkling dress with a thigh-high slit.

Season 15

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Although Clare Crawley was originally season 16’s Bachelorette, she left the show early to be with Dale Moss. After breaking up, the two got back together.

Season 16

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Tayshia Adams picked up where Crawley left off in a lovely bronze dress. With plenty of sequins, of course.

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Katie Thurston kicked off 2021’s first Bachelorette season in a bold orange gown. We haven’t seen anything this bright before, and we’re here for the change of pace.

Season 17

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clare crawley and dale moss are working on their relationship

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