The Bachelor Fashion and Style Guide

In the last 25 seasons of The Bachelor, we have seen a wide variety of fashion trends worn by the contestants. From sporty outfits on athletic dates to trendy swimwear for pool parties to stunning gowns worn at rose ceremonies, there have been some showstopping outfits seen.

Let’s take a look back at some of the most notable outfits and talk about why they did (or didn’t) work, along with how you can apply some of these styles to today’s world. 

The Bachelor Fashion and Style Guide

Neon Bikini Worn by JoJo on Ben’s Season

During JoJo and Ben’s final one-on-one date in Jamaica, she rocked a neon green bikini. The two were surrounded by a romantic waterfall setting, and this is where Ben iconically said “I love you” to a second woman on his season (are you surprised though? JoJo looked amazing in that neon swimsuit!).

Woman wearing a ruffled triangle bikini top and high waisted bottoms

Why it Works

This bright colored bikini from Vitamin A is technically referred to as limoncello, since it’s a mix of green and yellow. The swimwear worked perfectly with JoJo’s bronzed skin and slim figure. 

The triangle bikini top included a thicker band which gave her more support up top (which was good, since they jumped into the waterfall and had a heated makeout session). 

The bikini bottoms were more conservative than we’ve seen in recent seasons where women commonly rock thong bikini bottoms. The dual straps on the sides of the bottom was a great choice to wear on an adventurous date, because JoJo didn’t need to worry about constantly readjusting the suit.

Could You Wear This Today?

Even though JoJo wore this bikini back in 2016, it’s still a piece of swimwear that could be worn today without looking dated. Bright colors are fun to add a bit of personal style to your beachwear, and the triangle top is a classic design we see year after year.

Verdusa High-Cut Bikini Worn by Kaitlyn on Chris’ Season

Kaitlyn Bristowe from The Bachelor season 19 had turned heads when she first appeared on screen. Even though Chris Soules did not give her the final rose and she was eliminated in week 9, she was one of the most memorable contestants. 

In fact, the fan-favorite came back as the star of The Bachelorette season 11. The 33 year old dance instructor loves to show off her gorgeous figure, and wearing beautiful swimsuits while sipping drinks on the poolside makes her look elegant and luxurious. 

Kaitlyn rocked a high-cut bikini with underwire, and the supportive fit of the triangle swimsuit flaunts her amazing assets. Paired with a cheeky high-cut bottom, it created a chic swimwear look.

The trendy bikini with adjustable straps and customizable chest pads allowed Kaitlyn to move around freely as she and the other contestants joined Chris for a quick swim on the second episode of Season 19. 

Woman wearing red high cut bikini

Why it Works

When it comes to taking a dip in the pool or splashing around on the beach, comfort is a priority, as what Kaitlyn stated on her Instagram account while posting throwback pictures of her time on the show. The soft material of the bikini flattered her figure as well. 

The triangle bikini top fit her small chest well and did not come off as too provocative for national television.

Could You Wear This Today?

What makes high-cut bikinis a popular swimwear style is it is not outdated. You can even mix and match it if you wish. It is available in numerous colors and prints, and whether you wear it on vacation or for a weekend getaway, it is a great choice. 

Leather Leggings Worn by Kaitlyn on Chris’s Season

Kaitlyn’s leather leggings made Chris swoon. She paired them with a beautiful fine jewelry rose cut diamond horn from “The Woods.” 

The wide waistband of the leggings adds to the comfort factor of these pants, which is why Kaitlyn was able to casually cross her legs and move around as she talked to Chris about their possible future together. The leggings also fit her perfectly as they didn’t roll down or show any annoying folds throughout the date.

Kaitlyn wore a black long sleeved blouse to match her black leather leggings, and an open toe heeled shoe. The outfit was the talk of the town as she looked elegant while she sipped white wine in front of an outdoor fireplace. 

Why it Works

The leather leggings from Spanx that Kaitlyn wore works really well for those that do not want any extra material bunched up around their ankles. It also has a zip detail at the hem to add to the overall style of the leggings. 

Since the chic black leggings are made of leather, they can be worn with any top. You can easily throw in a shirt, a long sleeved blouse, a crop top, and others and you would still look fashionable. 

Could You Wear This Today?

The leather leggings never went out of style. In fact, Spanx just debuted a new line of colors and prints for its leather leggings. They are comfortable and breathable and could be worn in spring and fall. Whether you decide to wear faux leather leggings or leggings that are genuine leather, you can’t really go wrong.

Woman wearing black leather leggings

White Bikini Worn by Clare on Juan Pablo’s Season

Clare Crawley became The Bachelor legend after she did not receive Juan Pablo Galavis’ final rose even though she stood by him despite his controversial take on certain issues that got him in hot water. 

Clare exited the season in style, and after confronting Galavis for his questionable behavior, Clare came back for The Bachelorette

Although she only lasted four episodes and her stint was cut short, she made sure that her style left an impact on the viewers, and this includes her white two-piece bikini by L Space. 

Why it Works

The white bikini exudes comfort thanks to the materials used. It is made of 82% nylon and 18% spandex, so it does not fall off accidentally while you swim, as seen during Clare’s brief swimming scene on the show. 

The fabric of the bikini is smooth, durable, easy to wear, and it does not stretch out. The tie at the neck and the back ensures security, and the Brazilian two-piece bikini has removable pads that offer support. 

The bikini top worked well for her bigger chest, and its fit made her look extra chic and adorable. The bikini comes in different colors and it brings out Clare’s glamour. 

Could You Wear This Today?

You can never go wrong with a white two-piece bikini, especially if you wish to impress and show off your body. It can be worn in any occasion and its simple design and color matches a sarong or a beach attire. 

Lululemon Align Pant Worn by Clare on Juan Pablo’s Season

Juan Pablo Galavis was a former professional soccer player, which means there were numerous athletic activities during his season. 

While outdoors during one of the dates, Clare wore Align Pant leggings by Lululemon. The brand is known for its incredible leggings that can work no matter what activity you’re engaging in. 

Woman wearing a black sports bra and Lululemon yoga pants

The difference between regular workout leggings and the Align Pants worn by Clare are the added side seam. They also come with pockets

The touchable fabric and the comfortable feet makes it easier to move around, which is why Clare wears them whenever Juan Pablo wants to work out or go out for a quick game of soccer. 

Why it Works

The Align Pant is the perfect pair of athleisure leggings. Clare was also spotted wearing them while shopping and doing a quick errand after the season finished airing. 

Lycra is added to the fabric of the leggings, which means that they are light on the skin and they won’t stretch out no matter how many times they are worn. 

The Align Pants are great leggings for low-impact activities like yoga or brisk walking, or high-impact activities like running and soccer. They can also be worn outdoors while walking your dog, or indoors while binge-watching an entire season of your favorite TV show. 

Could You Wear This Today?

Leggings and yoga pants can be worn on a daily basis, which means they are always in style. Whether it be for indoor or outdoor activities, no matter what type of top you have or sneakers you wear, they go really well with a decent pair of leggings. 

Spaghetti Bikini Set Worn by Trista on Alex’s Season

Trista Sutter is one of the first ever contestants on The Bachelor franchise. The 48 year old physical therapist and dancer is also the very first The Bachelorette star, which is why she will always have a special place in the hearts of the fans. 

Trista is the one who paved the way to the success of the reality show franchise. Known as the most level-headed contestant in franchise history, she is also known to wear the most beautiful outfits and hottest bikinis. Even after she gave birth to two children with Ryan Sutter, she still wears bikinis with her killer mom bod and still ends up on the cover of magazines. 

One of Trista’s most memorable bikinis was the blue spaghetti strap bikini that showed off her breathtaking body, enough to catch the attention of Alex Michel during the first season of the show. 

The bikini has adjustable straps, is a beautiful blue color, a push up bikini top, and the bottom reveals her backside and long legs. 

The fabric is soft, stretchable, and it is comfortable on the body. In fact, Trista wore it again years after she gave birth to her second child to show the fans that she still looks good. 

Why it Works

The spaghetti bikini set is ideal for vacations, beach trips, pool parties and more. It gave Trista a unique and chic style. It allowed her to swim and walk around confidently without having to worry about the top sliding down. 

Woman at the beach wearing a cream-colored spaghetti bikini

Could You Wear This Today?

You can never have too many swimsuits, and this classic look could still be worn today. It comes in different colors and prints, and you can mix and match them if you wish. As Trista proved in her throwback pictures, spaghetti bikini sets can still be worn today and are flattering on different body types

High-Rise Leggings Worn by Trista on Alex’s Season

During the first season of the show, Trista stunned the fans with the classic high-rise leggings by Lululemon because it showed her toned legs and backside. 

Because the leggings have a high-rise cut, the transition from leggings to skin is seamless. This means that there are zero elastic lines showing under the shirt. 

Why it Works

The leggings by Lululemon are known to be very fashionable and comfortable, which is why they are a favorite among The Bachelor contestants. They offer a good amount of compression, making the already-attractive contestants look even better. These leggings are worn by them especially if they need to be active and workout or play games on screen. 

Trista has been photographed wearing the leggings a couple of times off the show too, proving how versatile they are. They can also be matched with any top and can be worn daily. 

Could You Wear This Today?

Lululemon’s high-rise leggings are a staple among The Bachelor and The Bachelorette contestants. They are also a favorite among supermodels like Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner.

Since they are still confidently worn by Trista, other contestants, and supermodels, it is safe to say that they could still be worn today and are not going anywhere anytime soon. 


As you can see, several of the women appearing on The Bachelor end up wearing outfits that are timeless and can still be worn today.