Sophie Monk’s Stylist For The Bachelorette Australia 2017 Teases Her Finale Dress

And reveals the one thing Sophie will never wear.

By Natasha Harding
The Bachelorette Australia 2017 Stylist Kim Hurwitz

If you’ve been religiously watching The Bachelorette Australia 2017 then you know that, aside from all the ~drama~ with the contestants, and the ongoing quest for Sophie Monk to find true lurve, one of the other main pulls of the show is the leading lady’s killer fashion.

With the finale less than a week away, we caught up with the woman behind Soph’s stunning wardrobe, stylist Kim Hurwitz, to talk about dressing The Bachelorette. Kim talks about the one outfit style Soph avoids on TV and drops some subtle clues about her finale dress.


What did Sophie say about how she wanted to be presented as the Bachelorette?

Sophie will always tell me when she loves something or if she doesn't love something but she definitely lets me worry about her style while she focused on everything else. This is the fourth TV show we've worked on together so we have a great relationship and I start to know what will work without having to try it on (that's a huge bonus in Sophie's eyes!). The best part about her style on this show has been the ability to show off such a variety of styles, genres, dress codes that help show off Soph's dynamic personality.

How do you choose the finale dresses/looks?

There is a lot of pressure on the finale dress. It's the one dress everyone remembers for seasons to come! I decided to keep it classic in style and work with the very talented woman at Pallas Couture to come up with a design that was timeless, intricate and showed off Soph's amazing figure. We had two fittings with their team and they made a beautiful, hand sewn dress in less than two weeks! I hope the rest of Australia love it too.

Are there any outfit styles you need to avoid? If so, why?

I don't have a 'no go' style that I avoid always because everyone is different. What might work on Sophie might not work on other clients. Sophie and I decided that anything with a frill around her bust or waist accentuated it. We tried to avoid that and go for more fitted styles as they always translate better on TV.

Do you have to prepare outfits in advance of particular dates?

Absolutely! Soph likes to have a bit of fun with her wardrobe so she liked the idea of getting in theme for some of the dates. One of our favourite looks were her overalls and head band for the Real Man Games.

For Apollo's single date, they stepped back in time to the 1950's. I actually used current season styles from Nicola Finetti and Fame & Partners but accessorised them to make them work in that period. For example teaming the blue lace dress with strings of pearl necklaces and earrings or her chequered dress with a head scarf.

Do Sophie and the contestants guess what they’re going to be doing based on how they’re dress, or do they often already know what’s planned?

A costume or an outfit can definitely give away what the date will entail. Sometimes both Sophie and the boys would arrive in casual attire and then do the date reveal and once they know what they'll be doing, then change into a costume that's been prepared for them. Often Sophie knows what’s planned for the date so she'll dress in the period attire or costume and then the boys can quickly work it out once they see her!

What’s the hardest part of your job?

The hardest part would be to please everyone! Fashion is so subjective and everyone has different opinions on what works and what doesn't. Sophie places a lot of trust in me and never questions my judgement and in return, I am working all day everyday scrolling through Instagram, online, magazines, blogs to constantly be finding new brands to work with for her.