Post # 1
I need help picking a natural waist ballgown! I know that this is the silouette I want to go with for sure- I am 5’7″ with a 29″ chest, 22″ waist, and 31″hip, and this silouette gives me the fullness that I want and it makes me feel like a princess, which is always a plus. I am torn between these two dresses- and I don’t have pictures of myself in them, but the model is pretty close to my size. Please help me choose, or offer an alternative! I would LOVE to see pictures of other dresses that fit these criteria:
- natural waist
- NO satin, except for possibly the sash. Lace and tulle preferred
Dress Option 1: Maggie Sottero Taleigha– In Ivory/Ivory (the sash would be ivory)- Without the Jacket. The model in this picture is closer to my size than dress option 2.
- It has a corset back with a sash at the waist- I feel like this emphasizes my small waist, and the sash with the bow in the back is so romantic.
- It has tulle for the skirt, and that was something I really wanted originally.
- It has a sweetheart neckline, which I feel like adds the illusion of a chest.
- It has a dramatic train.
- It is a little bit plain for me- no embellishment on the skirt or the belt, and I don’t know how much can be added during alterations or if that would change the overall romantic feel of the dress.
Option 2: Maggie Sottero Windsor in Ivory without the jacket.
- Natural waist, with a overlay of tulle.
- More embellishments
- pretty sparklies at the waist
- corset back I wanted
- lace is very romantic and adds a lot of texture/embellishment to the dress
- same dramatic train as Taleigha
- Not a sweetheart neckline- you can’t see as well in the pictures, but it has a gentle scoop neckline.
- no sash and bow at the back- not as romantic
- there is a polka-dot pattern (very, very faint) under the tulle that I’m not sure how I feel about at the moment. I liked it when I first saw it, now I don’t know
Option 3: Reader’s choice! Please post pictures of something you think would be even better that fits my “musts”!
Thank you so much for your help!
Post # 3
I personally think the first dress is less plain than the second – the first is just stunning and has beautiful detail on the bust. They’re both really beautiful though.
Post # 4
@Jolly81: wow really? I guess what made me say that it was plain is when I went shopping with my Future Mother-In-Law, she made the remark that it was plain (although she was also suggesting other styles that were way too over the top for me- think Vegas showgirl beading and satin skirts with cut-outs). Thanks for taking the time to write out your opinion, it really helped me see them differently!
Post # 5
I agree, the first one is beautiful. The second one is predictable.
Post # 6
I’d go with choice 2 personally but they are both beautiful choices. I just like the lace on the skirt as well. It’s hard to tell without seeing how they fit on you.
Post # 7
#2 looks very plain to me so I voted for #1 but I would like to see them on a person
Post # 8
I love the first one! Natural waist is amazing imo!
This is mine!
Post # 9
The first one all the way!
Post # 10
I like option 2. It has a softer romantic look that I prefer. The tulle in option 1 looks so stiff and plain.
Post # 11
I love the first one! Second one not so much. If you are worried about it being plain you could always get am embellished belt for overtop the plain one, but I like the simplicity of it as it is. It’s very elegant. The second one just doesn’t do it for me
Post # 12
They’re beautiful! This is mine – Sassi Holford Amanda – not exactly similar to yours but any excuse
Post # 13
I think the first one would be more slimming and more unique. This is my natural waist dress, it’s kind of a mix of the two you posted.
Post # 14
@Songstress_7: I wish I had pics of me in them- I don’t have a smartphone and my Maid/Matron of Honor is dragging her feet on emailing me the pics. Hopefully I will have pics to post soon!
@Isabelle663: That is exactly what I was worried about for #1- I definitely wanted it to still feel as soft and romantic as it does now. I’m thinking maybe instead of an Ivory belt a gold belt (gold is one of my colors and my ering is 14kt yellow gold)
@doorstopper: I love your dress, it is gorgeous! The straps are very romantic.
Post # 16
@antonina: I love your dress (especially the gold sash)! Do you mind telling me which designer/style number it is? It reminds me of a Lazaro dress I once tried on…