(Closed) Drop waist or ball gown brides??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This was mine

and me in it, sorry no decent shots this is all I have

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh I’ve got a few in mind:

 

I don’t like the flowers in the ball gown, those would definitely come out if I were to get that dress.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have drop waist AND ball gown 🙂    (yet to be altered, I am standing on a pedestal, and I am SO short that the gown is still bending on the floor, and I am holding the back. if you look under my arm holding the phone, you can see the long train in the mirror)

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I thought the dropped waist gave me a nice…waist. Definitely flattering. Can’t wait to put it on for my BIG DAY

 

 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper

Here is mine, Loretta.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here is mine

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

and on me:

 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Here’s mine.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Why choose between the two styles? Combine and conquer!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@pfinarffle: Love that! Do you mind telling me what type of crinoline/hoop you are wearing under that? Love the fullness!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ChemistryBride: Thanks! I was hoping to steer clear of flowers and glitter and poof… so of course that’s what I ended up with (there’s tons of flowery embroidering you can’t see in those photos)!  I wore a 6 bone hoop skirt that I found off of eBay for around $30 total.  Each of the bones was adjustable so you could change the shape of the dress easily.  This is very similar if not the exact same one and shows you comparison photos of the various number of bones in each petticoat.  I was told to get as many bones as possible with the weight of my particular dress, ie satin/beads/embroidery.  Thankfully just 6 hoops seemed to do the trick!  Wearing the petticoat made such a huge difference in being able to maneuver the whole thing.  I’m also sure if the weather were warmer it would’ve kept me cool, too.  So I highly recommend people go that route if they’re considering any sort of a ball gown shape, even if you’re shorter.  I’m only 5’3.5″ish tall.  I’d also recommend newer, flexible wire-based boning in hoop skirts.  That’s the kind that’ll bend when you sit down so the skirt won’t just flip up and flash everyone.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My favorite ball gowns are the

AA 2186

 

Maggie Sottero’s Viera (which is sorta drop waist and a ball gown)

 

And Mori Lee 2415

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@pfinarffle: thank you so much for the info! I have been scouring the internet for info on hoop skirts, how many bones, etc. I definitely want the hoop to keep cool! I was majorly overheated at my first fitting. My dress is taffeta and tulle, so probably not quite as heavy as yours, but still good to get an idea of how many hoops I need! And awesome to hear about the flexible hoops fixing the sitting problem, I was worried about that!

This is my baby 🙂

I would like it at least that full, if not a teeny bit more!

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