Bachelorette's glitz-loving southerner Emily Maynard blows through massive $350,000 wardrobe budget with $40,000 gold gown
18:52 GMT, 1 June 2012
She may come across as a sweet southern belle but ABC's Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, is far from demure when it comes to fashion.
In fact Ms Maynard's glitzy tastes have already blown through the staggering $350,000 wardrobe budget for the current season of the show.
The immaculate blonde, who hails from North Carolina, appeared this week wearing a gold Randi Rahm dress that MailOnline confirmed alone cost $40,000.
Razzle dazzle: Emily Maynard's $350,000 wardrobe budget isn't enough for the southern belle who likes gowns like this $40,000 Randi Rham number
The show's stylist Cary Fetman told The Hollywood Gossip: 'We had an enormous clothing budget. It was bigger than any previous season … and we still went over!'
The 26-year-old has a penchant, he explained, for anything that sparkles and makes her feel feminine.
Important date: For her meeting with Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, Ms Maynard wore a Randi Rham miniskirt that carries a $4,500 price tag
'She's not the girl next door kind of
girl, she's a cute sexy girl from the South and just wants to be in a
dress every day.' Fetman told Style Bistro earlier in the season.
has fabulous taste and was involved in deciding what we would dress her
in. For me, it was almost like dressing a Barbie doll!' He gushed.
Glamour girl: Ms Maynard wears Lebanese designer Jean Fares' soft pink sequined gown, $6,3000 (left) and her rose-coloured chiffon gown that costs an eyebrow-raising $14,500
The gold keyhole gown donned by the
petite reality star on Monday's night's episode is from a collection
from celebrity adored Randi Rahm.
A figure hugging, low cut number, sweeping to the floor and slit up the thigh is washed in hand appliqud gold sequins and beads.
Among others, the designer counts Beyonce, Catherine Zeta Jones, Carrie Underwood and Mariah Carey as devoted clients.
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And it seems, Ms Maynard and her stylist
are loyal fans, as it is not the first time she has stepped out in Ms
Rahm's glamourous threads.
For a very important meeting with Miss Piggy and Kermit, she sported a hot pink crotched lace mini skirt with washed in crystal sequins that carries a price tag of $4,500.
She has also been seen a number of times in the extravagant designs of Lebanese designer Jean Fares.
Most noticeably a $6,300 soft pink gown featuring sequin embellishments and a slanted neckline from the designer's “Iline” collection.
She also turned heads of her admirers in the label's $14,500 rose-coloured chiffon dress embroidered with pearls and crystals with leather belt.
Equally as important to the stunning single mother as her frocks, are her accessories.
Fetman revealed: 'The only thing she's really big on are heels. She's much more of a high heel girl than she is a flat and tennis shoe kind of girl and that's what really separated her from the bachelorettes in the past.'
And in that spirit she has already appeared wearing a pair of $1,045 Christian Louboutin Straratata heels.
'She's got this hot, sexy and very glitzy style. She recognizes she's a mom, but when she goes out she goes out very glitzy in tight short dresses,' the stylist said.
He also estimated that in any one season, the protagonist of the hit show sports more than 80 complete outfits, many of which the lucky lady gets to keep.