Each Bachelorette has her own unique style for the season, but those rules go out the window on the first night. "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" stylist Cary Fetman and makeup artist Gina Modica joined "Bachelor Happy Hour" to reveal behind-the-scenes details on wardrobe choices and why certain looks carry over from season after season.
Cary chatted with Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin on the podcast and explained there’s a "formula" that goes into picking a dress for night one.
"There’s a reason why they all have some gauzy bottom or sequins," he shared. "I don’t think the audience realizes how long that night is and how many times you’re lifted in the air and put down."
He explained that it's imperative to find a dress that's "not soaking up all the water in the driveway."
Cary continued, "It’s gotta be something that I can dry and clean while the party is beginning before you go back out again. It can’t be something that is absorbed and is filthy, because it’s a really long night. You can’t worry about the fact that every time you cross your leg, the bottom of your dress is completely ruined."
He emphasized that he does more than just pick out jewelry for the ladies, too.
He said, "Every time I read something about bangles or sequins or all of the things, as though that’s the only thing I present to you guys [the Bachelorettes]. Each season you all say to me, 'I’m not wearing sequins, I’m not wearing that.' Then, all of a sudden, I look at the top 15 dresses you’ve chosen, and they all seem to be Randi Rahm or something glitzy."
Both Cary and Gina explained on "Bachelor Happy Hour" that they're not the "end all, be all" when it comes to a final look.
Gina said, "It comes down to you guys. It really does. It doesn’t matter. It’s not our face that’s out there for eight or 10 weeks and beyond. You get the final say. We definitely will coach you in a direction or at least have you try something out, but if you don’t like it, we don’t care. We just don’t want you to look ridiculous."