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She may have been the runner-up on Ben Higgin's season of The Bachelor, but this time around Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher has won at love — and in style. Last night, Fletcher chose Jordan Rodgers as the recipient of her final rose and in return received a stunning Neil Lane engagement ring from the former NFL quarterback. And although the oval-cut diamond sparkler certainly has us smitten, it was the no-longer-a-Bachelorette's dress that had us seriously swooning. The pale blush gown Fletcher wore during the finale was totally giving us rehearsal dinner and beach wedding vibes, and shockingly, the frock is totally affordable — if you know where to shop, that is! Brides-to-be, pull out those credit cards — your future rehearsal dinner or wedding dress now costs less than your bridal mani/pedi!
For her final rose ceremony, Fletcher wore a Badgley Mischka chiffon gown. With its elegantly embroidered bodice and romantic flowing skirt, the look was delicate, dainty, and gorgeous enough to make anyone get down on one knee (just ask Jordan!). But don't let that fabulous designer label fool you into thinking that you're out of the running for donning Fletcher's dress for a pre-wedding party or your beach bash. The to-die-for frock that normally retails for a pricey $1,190 is now available for a mere $150 on Rent the Runway. Yes, really!
"We were trying to go soft and delicate," The Bachelorette's stylist, Cary Fetman, explained to People magazine. Fletcher's finale dress — dubbed the "Blushing Ballerina Gown" — fit that vision to a tee. And if you're a bride-to-be going for a similar vibe during your nautical nuptials, Badgley Mischka's airy and ethereal frock might be just the wedding dress for you. Sure, Rent the Runway is a wardrobe renting service so you'd have to return the dress after the "I do's," but were you really planning on wearing your wedding gown more than once anyway?
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As if you needed another reason to snag the sweet chiffon dress for yourself — besides the fact that it's ridiculously beautiful, of course — it certainly seems to have had quite an effect on the fellas. Fletcher's sweetheart, Jordan Rodgers, is still smitten with his fiancé — and obviously that's all to do with her finale gown, right? Shortly after the final episode of The Bachelorette aired, Rodgers penned the most lovely of love letters to Fletcher, which he posted on Instagram. Captioning a photo of himself and his fiancé walking on the beach (with Fletcher still rocking the Badgley Mischka, of course), he wrote "When you look back at your life it's those little moments when one decision completely changes the course of your life. A few months ago I took a leap of faith that took me on a journey that lead me to the love of my life."
"I love you more than anything!" the Bachelorette winner continued. "You are the most amazing woman on this planet, you are my best friend, and my rock. You are the best thing I wake up to in the morning and the last thing on my mind at night. Today is not the start of our love story, it's the start of a new chapter. I have grown to love you more and more with every passing day. I loved reliving the greatest day of our life tonight." (Clearly because of the dress right, Rodgers?)
"You are my everything," the groom-to-be wrote, closing his sweet social media shoutout. "And I'm so ready to marry you and do life with you!"
We, on the other hand, are just as ready to see Fletcher's future wedding dress! If her finale gown was this gorgeous, just imagine how stunning her bridal style is bound to be...
When you look back at your life it's those little moments when one decision completely changes the course of your life. A few months ago I took a leap of faith that took me on a journey that lead me to the love of my life. @joelle_fletcher I love you more than anything! You are the most amazing woman on this planet, you are my best friend, and my rock. You are the best thing I wake up to in the morning and the last thing on my mind at night. Today is not the start of our love story, it's the start of a new chapter. I have grown to love you more and more with every passing day. I loved reliving the greatest day of our life tonight. The day we decided to take on the world together. To be fully committed to each other for the rest of our lives. That seems like a long time, but already I know it won't be nearly long enough. I never grow tired of laughing, crying, living, and loving with you, and I never will. Here's to the next 100 years, and a 100 more after that, because no amount of time is ever long enough to spend with the love of your life. You are my everything, and I'm so ready to marry you and do life with you!!