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Foretelling Tonight's Bachelor Winner Based Solely on Their Finale Dresses

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Few Bachelor finales have been quite as unpredictable as the franchise's twentieth. Tonight, Bachelor Ben will choose between flight attendant Lauren B. and real estate broker JoJo — that is, unless both of them suddenly come to the realization that they deserve someone who is not the human equivalent of khaki pants.

Through the magic of pre-recorded "live" television, along with Instagram, however, we do know not only the gowns each of the finalists eventually settled on, but also the dresses they almost chose but didn't. Because there's very little else to go on, we're going to predict which of the contestants should win based on these four dresses.

First up, Lauren B., who eventually chose a simple high-neck, form-fitting royal blue gown:

Whereas JoJo landed on a plunging, embellished pastel pink fishtail gown:

Their respective penchants for minimalism and maximalism also translated to the gowns they almost wore, but didn't. Bachelor Stylist Cary Fetman shared a photo of the two runner-ups on Instagram last night:

A photo posted by Cary Fetman (@caryfetman) on

Us Weekly notes that Lauren B.'s is Jill Jill Stuart, and is available on Shopbop for $396. JoJo's is Mac Duggal, and costs $318 at Nordstrom.

Though all four dresses are beautiful, judging exclusively on Bachelor Ben's interest in fashion that's relatively bland, we're going to go with Lauren B. It's maybe for the better, since if JoJo becomes the next Bachelorette, that means more sparkly gowns.
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