By Jamie Cuccinelli. Photos: Courtesy of Rent the Runway.
On this week's finale of The Bachelor, Vanessa Grimaldi not only won love, stealing the win, Nick Viall's heart, and a rather epic engagement ring—but the woman did it in style! For the final rose ceremony, Grimaldi donned a sultry black gown, so sparkly that it complemented her glittery new bling to a T. Because we're arguably even more in love with the formal frock than Viall is with his new bride-to-be (don't judge), we tracked down Grimaldi's gorgeous dress. And, shockingly, it's totes affordable. You can thank us later.
Monday night's season 21 finale of The Bachelor ended in a proposal by Viall and a super-stunning engagement ring for Grimaldi. The Neil Lane four-carat sparkler boasts a large center stone and a halo of pavé diamonds. Ahh-maze-ing. But while the ring may be just a dream for many, with its estimated $100,000 price tag (yikes...), the dress Grimaldi was wearing when that sparkler was slipped on her finger is well within reach.
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The black sequined gown features delicate spaghetti straps and side cutouts for some added sex appeal. It practically screams black-tie wedding-guest dress, but it would even work for a bride-to-be searching for a frock for her formal engagement party. So where does one score the to-die-for dress?
The head-turning sparkly gown is by Badgley Mischka and usually totes a hefty $595 price tag. But you can snag the sweet slip for a mere $90 bucks (yes, really!) at Rent the Runway. Can you say score?
We're all for saving cash where you can (all the more to spend on that Kardashian-inspired flower wall), so renting the glittering gown is a great option for brides-to-be. After all, how many times can one really wear a floor-length black sequined gown? Plus, if you need another reason to snag the Badgley Mischka couture dress for an upcoming wedding event, it certainly seems to have an effect on the fellas!
While we're sure that it was the 29-year-old teacher's sparkling personality that won Viall over, we think the deal was officially sealed when Grimaldi showed up in that just-as-sparkly dress! Get your hands on the groom-approved frock here.
This story originally appeared on Brides.
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