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The Bachelor dress theory PROVES who wins Jimmy Nicholson’s heart

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Another day, another Bachelor conspiracy theory resurfaces!

Yep, it’s that time of the year again when everyone is desperately trying to figure out who wins The Bachelor’s heart before tonight’s highly anticipated finale.

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Dubbed the “final two dress theory,” the compelling fan-made hypothesis is that the top two’s outfits subtly reveal who will ultimately win.

How, you may ask? Well, it’s all to do with the colour of the two finale frocks.

Apparently, the theory dictates that whoever is wearing the lighter colour dress is the woman who will be crowned winner.

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Will Jimmy choose Holly (left) or Brooke (right)? (Credit: Channel Ten)

This year, Holly Kingston and Brooke Cleal are in the running to win Bachelor Jimmy Nicholson’s heart. 

In a short teaser for tonight’s episode, fans got a glimpse of the finale frocks. From what we can see, Holly is donning a yellow, white, and brown number, while Brooke has opted for a pink and purple ensemble.

The colour scheme is oddly familiar to last year’s finale, where Irena wore a brown number and Bella donned a dark purple frock.

So if history is to repeat itself, Holly will land the pilot (just like Sportsbet predicts), and Brooke and Jimmy’s love story will fail to take off. 

This fan theory has been doing the rounds for several years now and has held true in all seasons but one.

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The long-standing “dress theory” proves who will win The Bachelor (pictured left to right: Irena Srbinovska and Bella Varelis). (Credit: Instagram)

Last year, it appeared Network Ten finally cottoned on to the fact they’ve been inadvertently leaking the winner each year.

As Bella Varelis and Irena Srbinovska fought for Survivor star Locky Gilbert’s affections, a spanner was thrown into the works when both women wore equally dark dresses (a ploy by producers to throw us off the scent?).

During the finale, Bella was decked out in a stunning plum-hued Georgia Young Couture ensemble, while Irena wore a two-toned brown dress by Con Ilio.

With part of Irena’s dress made up of the lighter brown shade, this seemingly suggested she would have the edge over Bella. And she did. The dress theory lived on!

The Bachelor Chelsie Abbie
In 2019, Chelsie McLeod (left) wore a slightly lighter shade than runner-up Abbie Chatfield (right). (Credit: Instagram)

In 2019, Chelsie McLeod wore a beautiful pale pink slip dress with light gold detailing on the bust, while Abbie was decked out in a sexy pewter halter-neck gown, meaning it was Chelsie who had captured astrophysicist Matt Agnew’s heart.

The Bachelor Brittany Sophie
The Honey Badger’s season with Brittany Hockley (left) and Sophie Tieman (right) was the only one the dress theory didn’t hold true – because Nick picked no one. (Credit: Instagram)

While the Honey Badger picked no one and therefore ruled himself ineligible, fans were convinced Brittany Hockley had the upper hand over her love rival Sophie Tieman, thanks her white ensembles versus Sophie’s cream-coloured outfit.

The Bachelor Laura Elise
Laura Byrne (left) got the best of Elise Stacey (right) when it came to Matty J. (Credit: Instagram)

In 2017, Laura Byrne won the heart of Matty J, but not before she stepped out in a white frock during the finale.

Unlucky-in-love Elise Stacey wore the darker shade of gold, and then went home broken-hearted.

The Bachelor Alex Nikki
Alex Nation’s (left) gold dress was a hint Richie Strahan would pick her over Nikki Gogan (right). (Credit: Instagram)

The year prior was Richie Strahan’s season and in the official final two promotional shot, Alex Nation hinted at her eventual victory by wearing a stunning light gold gown.

This was in stark contrast to runner-up Nikki Gogan who donned a vibrant red lace dress.

The Bachelor Lana Snez
Sam Wood chose Snezana Markoski (right) over Lana Jeavons-Fellows (left) in 2015. (Credit: Instagram)

Proving that the theory does in fact have a leg to stand on was Sam Wood’s season in 2015.

The women vying for his heart in the finale were Snezana Markoski (dressed in a beaded white dress) and Lana Jeavons-Fellows (wearing a slightly darker baby blue frock).

Again, it was the lighter hue and its wearer – aka Snez – who left the finale triumphant.

The Bachelor Sam Lisa
Sam Frost’s (left) silver gown was a dead giveaway she would triumph over black-dress-clad Lisa Hyde (right). (Credit: Instagram/ Network Ten)

Even in Blake Garvey’s controversial season, the “dress theory” proved correct as Sam Frost was proposed to while wearing a sparkling silver dress, while runner-up Lisa Hyde was dumped in a plunging jet black gown.

Tim robards final two
Anna Heinrich (left) won Tim Robards’ heart in white while Rochelle Emanuel-Smith (right) was given the flick. (Credit: Network ten)

The original Australian Bachelor, Tim Robards, also picked a winner that was predicted by an outfit.

Winner and Tim’s now-wife Anna Heinrich wore a light-coloured beaded ensemble while rejected bachelorette Rochelle Emanuel-Smith left rose-less in a bright pink dress.

So, will the dress theory predict the future once again? We can’t wait to find out!

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