Wait, a finale without sequins? It really will be the most dramatic rose ceremony ever.
While we’re not sure how Tayshia Adams‘ journey to find love will end as her unprecedented season of The Bachelorette comes to a close tonight—especially after the emotional roller-coaster ride that was her fantasy suite episode—there is one thing we are ready to proclaim about our current lead: Best. Dressed. Bachelorette. Ever.
And the man behind the seams is the franchise’s longtime stylist Cary Fetman, who dressed, not one, but two Bachelorettes in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.
And just like the rest of Bachelor Nation, Fetman was shocked when he learned Tayshia would be coming in to replace Clare Crawley less than two weeks into production. Usually, the veteran costumer would have weeks to prep and plan the lead’s wardrobe, including several days of fittings. However, with a casting shakeup and COVID-19 protocol in place, season 16 proved to be one of Fetman’s biggest professional challenges ever.
“The process was that I had met Tayshia before, from other seasons, and I literally just needed clothes and if it was actually going to down,” Fetman explained to E! News. “Fortunately, I had gotten kind of a warning probably around the same time as Tayshia. But that warning of, like, ‘Hey, don’t do anything yet, but just a heads up if Clare stays on this course we might need to bring somebody in to share the season with her.'”