Post # 1
Ladies, I am in need of opinions!! I am getting married next year spring in Maui and thought I had the perfect dress for my wedding day when I purchased my Lazaro 3955 but I happened to flip through September’s issue of Brides last weekend and my finger stopped at on this Enzoani dress featured in an ad…next thing you know I’m still thinking about it.
The Lazaro dress has a beautiful shape to it. I’ve got hips and this dress really shows off my figure and the lace trim is so feminine. However, the one thing I love about the Enzoani dress is that it has the lace appliques where the Lazaro doesn’t. I don’t know if I love how the tulle skirt is drapped either. Unfortunately, I haven’t tried on this dress (yet) but I really want some opinions….
Both dresses are beautiful but like everyone else I want to look stunning on my wedding day! And so I’m looking for that perfect dress. I am a petite bride standing at around 5’3″. Thanks so much for your help!!
Post # 3
Aside from the sash, they’re incredibly similar. I think you should stick with the one you have, it’s gorgeous!
Post # 4
This is why I refuse to look at any more dresses now that I bought mine (and mine was the second dress I ever tried on!) There’s always going to be other dresses that catch your eye and the only way you can avoid being a 2,3,4 dress bride is to stop looking once you find your dress! I know it’s hard, but stop!
Also, you never really know how a dress is going to look until you try it on. I fell deeply, deeply in love with a dress I saw in a shop but it looked ridiculous when I actually put it on (I looked like a foofy marshmellow!)
Stick with the one you have, it’s beautiful.
Post # 5
You’re right; the Lazaro has a great shape and it won’t overpower you. I’ve seen bees your height in this type of dress, and it really elongates them!!
In My Humble Opinion, the Enzoani would overpower you. The bottom is more fluffy and the lines/shape aren’t as defined.
Post # 6
Are you really me??? J/K. It’s just that I’m also 5’3″, I bought a Lazaro trumpet dress last year, then spent the next six months lamenting that I didn’t get a lace ballgown. I ended up buying a second dress (lace a-line) and wearing both. Aaaand, I saw the same dress you posted on the Bee few weeks ago and got major dress envy, despite the face that my wedding already happened: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/need-the-name-of-this-enzoani-gown
In that post the Bees identified the dress as Fatima, not Farlow. If it’s correct, then this is the dress. I felt a bit better after seeing this picture because even though it’s beautiful, it’s not quite as fabulous as in the mag picture. The lace appliques look less pronounced and the wow factor is less. If I could go back and choose between the two dresses you posted, I’d pick the Lazaro. I’ve seen that particular model on other girls and it shows off the figure really well (better than the one I wore). Plus I just think the quality on Lazaro gowns is excellent. [attachment=1259164,160314]
Post # 7
Thanks so much ladies. This makes me feel better about the dress I already purchased. I guess I panicked that I didn’t pick the right dress. I always second guess myself. I still think the Enzoani Farlow is gorgeous and it truly reminds me of the dress I fell in love with — Eliza by Vera Wang but it was waaay out of my price range!! Then I had tried on the Watters Pantagonia which has a similiar skirt treatment as the Farlow but definitely not as dramatic…perhaps it was that Twilight-like background in the ad that sucked me in!!! I still think it’s stunning….sigh.
@lezlers – I definitely had that mentality of not looking at any other dresses but I happened to be waiting to get into an appointment and noticed the magazine in front of me sostarted flipping through it because I needed some inspiration for a tablescape for my reception when I stumbled across it! And you’re right, there’s always going to be another dress that will catch my eye…I just hate feeling like I picked the wrong dress. And I’m just a little mad at myself for being so efficient because I didn’t really look very hard for my dress. I went to 3 places and settled on this one because I felt like it flattered my finger and it had the requirements I was looking for…sweetheart neckline, fitted bodice, lace and a full skirt. I didn’t see anything else I liked….mind you I did only go to 3 places. I think I just had the mind set of getting everything checked off my list of things to do…
@huckleberry783 –Thanks so much for that…my mom had also said to me that the Lazaro really made me look taller when I was worried that it made me look like I had a very long torso. I’m planning on wearing 3.5-4 inch heels with my dress (I know, I’m crazy…). I guess I was looking for the skirt to have a little more drama which I thought the Enzoani offered…because of all the lace appliques which the Lazaro doesn’t have except for the scalloped lace edging on a portion of the skirt and you don’t see anything interesting in the back of the skirt which still kind of bothers me a little but I suppose at the end of the day all these little details don’t matter! It’s just about getting married to the man of your dreams 😉
@meliss – that dress is definitely Farlow. On the Enzoani website you’ll notice that the Farlow has the same draping on the tulle skirt. And I agree the Fatima isn’t as fabulous because it definitely doesn’t have that WOW factor. Which is what I want for MY dress!! So I really hope that my dress wows my man and everyone else when I walk down the aisle! Who knew picking out a dress would be so stressful? I honestly thought I had everything figured out…dress, shoes, etc.
LOL. And I did see some of your previous threads about your dress woes…it was really funny because when I was still deciding on my dress I actually tried on the Lazaro 3002 and was debating which dress to get, your pictures of you in it helped remind me of what the dress looked like (I tried it on in a boutique in Vancouver because they didn’t have a sample of the dress where I live) and at the end of the day I thought the detailing was a little heavy and didn’t quite fit the Hawaii setting that we were getting married in. You looked GORGEOUS in it though!!!
Post # 8
The Lazaro, IMO, is much more unique. Keep it! 🙂
Post # 9
Oh wow, your dress is stunning! I had dress remorse for months leading up to our wedding, and then the day of, I couldn’t have imagined having anything other than “my” dress. Bridal magazines can be so hard to look through…so much temptation.
Post # 10
I like your dress. I’d keep it. I think the second dress is a little more overwhelming in my opinion.
Post # 11
If you decide to see your lazaro dress please let me know!