Well then, this answers my previous question about others knowing before someone goes on the show.Originally Posted by BritLit;3826514;According to an interview with Chris Harrison (and can't think of any reason he'd Lie about clothes), the only time the show helps out with wardrobes for the "contestants" is for the Final Rose ceremony, and they'll take them shopping for a dress (or in Jesse Csinsak's case a suit LOL) for that. He said that for the Meet and Greet, there are stylists who tell the girls if there's a dress they can't wear (don't want everyone in a short black cocktail number) and that although there's help with hair and makeup if they ask, the girls usually just like to do their own. The "Principal", Bachelor or Bachelorette, gets a whole wardrobe and a stylist to help them throughout the filming of the show. I remember Bob Guiney saying how Trista helped him when he was doing his contract to be sure he got to keep all the clothes. I'm sure it varies with each how extensive/expensive a wardrobe they get. Jillian herself says she wound up with so many clothes she had no place to keep them. From what I can tell, Jake must not have received much more than a "two-pants" suit, a couple of ties from Walmart, some flannel shirts, a motorcycle jacket, and one pair of shoes.
The contestants are told to bring as many clothes, for varied occasions and climates, as they can. There was an article in Ella's hometown paper, for example, that the townspeople "chipped in" to get her new clothes, dental work and Botox before going on the show. As for Vienna's wardrobe, it looks as if the only advice she heeded was from her fellow Hooters waitresses.