(Closed) ball gown vs dropped waist

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which one do you like the most
    Lazaro : (98 votes)
    88 %
    Liancarlo : (13 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Have you actually tried either of these on?


    Post # 4
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I generally prefer the first one, but they set such different moods it’s hard to compare. Are you planning the type/location of ceremony/reception after you pick the dress? I only ask because I might prefer the latter (they’re both lovely) for a beach or city-modern wedding.

    Post # 5
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I think you really need to try them on first to determine which looks best on YOUR figure.


    For me personally the natural waist dresses didn’t do me any justice. They cut me in half making me look bigger than I am. Here are a couple of photos for your reference (obviously I’m not “slender” but you get the idea).

    Not my dress:

    My dress (dropped waist ball gown):

    Post # 6
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yeah I agree that you need to try them on. I loved the drop waist look, but I am short and did not realize how short it made me look until I tried it on!

    Post # 8
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @rosea22:  Hmm with that in mind I would say dress two. The first dress seems more ballroom/cathedral type venue to me. The second dress would be gorgeous with the right accessories for a country club outdoor wedding.


    Post # 9
    2084 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1993

    I adore the Lazaro!

    Post # 10
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    there is nothing timeless about the liancarlo. if you want timeless pick the ballgown!

    Post # 11
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love the first one!  I love the sherbet color too!

    Post # 12
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I personally love ball gowns and dislike dropped waists. To me, they look odd, but’s JMO.

    Post # 13
    23597 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m all about the Lazaro. If I were to do my wedding all over again and go back through the dress selection process, I would insist on trying that dress on! 🙂

    Post # 14
    607 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m also not a fan of dropped waist ballgowns.  Sorry to brides that have them, but I think they do something funky with the proportions of the body and just seem off.  Natural waist all the way!

    Post # 15
    5269 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2016

    Lazaro! I want it 🙂 

    Post # 16
    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The Lazaro! It’s so pretty!

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