Post # 17
I tried on #1 and it is a gorgeous dress in person – much much prettier than these pictures are showing. Making the neckline into a sweetheart is very very easy for a good seamstress. And the 2nd fit and flare dress does not go with the beach wedding – that’s just my opinion I don’t think the vertical line of #1 cuts you in half and makes you look shorter.
So – I voted for #1
Post # 18
I like the details of the second one, but I think dress #1 flatters your shape much more! They’re both gorgeous…I can see how this is a tough choice!
Post # 19
without a doubt 3003! looks amazing on you!
Post # 20
I love Lazaro! I have one also 🙂
I voted for #2 – that neckline on you looks amazing and I as for the first one I think it ‘splits’ in a weird spot. Second one also will be so awesome for the beach, it’s gorgeous
Post # 21
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
They both look gorgeous on you, but I love the neckline on the second one so much. Either one would be perfect, tbh. 🙂
Post # 22
I really like the first one. I think the shape really flatters your body (you don’t look short or wide) and the material is much better for the beach. Dress number 2 looks very elegant but somehow would be out of place on the beach and if you are on a 6 in. platform, I assume you will need to cut 6 inches off both gowns therefore, I tink the higher flare out is both flattering to your body and can withstand a 6 inch hem.
Post # 23
I’m so happy to see this post up!!! I was hoping you’d have some pics this weekend.
First of all, I think you look AMAZING in both. Can’t go wrong with either one.
I said in your other post that I personally prefer trumpet dresses with the fuller flare, and that 3819 is a gorgeous dress, but I hadn’t considered the beach wedding aspect. You look like a real mermaid with the second dress and I think it totally fits on a beach. The first skirt would be more difficult to carry around in the sand. And looks like the beauty of the details translate in photos better for 3003, so that would be my choice. 3819 does look two-toned in that pic..Is that a bad flash issue?
As for the no heels issue, here’s a thought…Since you have plenty of time to custom order that one, you can have them measure you and order to have the flare starting 1-2 inches higher. Lazaro charges $300 for each custom change but if you can find a trunk show they will usually throw it in as a comp (that’s what they did for me).
After seeing these, I am once again optimistic for my dress, which has the embroidery of dress #2 but shape of dress #1 🙂 Hope I look as nice in it as you do. I got the call today that it will be in Mid-April!
Post # 24
i love the first gown so much on you. the only change i would make is having it altered to a bit more of a defined sweetheart.
Post # 25
I like the 1st one – I think your proportions look better with the “higher” place where the skirt begins, vs. the other one that poofs out much lower on your legs.
Post # 26
You’re so adorable…I’m sure you looked great in tons of dresses 😉 But I agree with the majority on this one…I LOOOOVE the second dress!
Post # 27
Both dresses look stunning on you, but I prefer the sweetheart neckline so I say #2!
Post # 29
Thanks for all of your comments!!! Many of you have said great things and mentioned aspects of the dress that I never thought of. Dress 1 does look a little two-toned in the pictures. I think that may be a lighting/flash issue because the material on the top of the dress is different than the bottom, but I’ll have to inspect that closely when I go back.
@meliss-Thanks for the advice on the custom ordering. I’ll definetly keep that in mind.
@I blew the budget- I agree. My pictures don’t do Dress 1 justice. The embroidery is so beautiful in person, but that’s one of my concerns….the embroidery of Dress 1 may get lost in pictures, especially outside in bright light.
I’ll make my decision on April 29th when my Mom flies down, she’s seen the pictures and she’s torn too! But all of your comments and suggestions are really helping with the decision making process, keep them coming! Thanks! 🙂
Post # 30
I voted #2; I don’t like the horizontal line on #1. You are gorgeous and look beautiful in both!
Post # 31
I love love love the first one! I tried on many dropped waist dresses and I find them to be the most flattering. I’ve tried moving in the trumpet style, and I hate how hard it is to walk and move and I feel so constrained, on a beach that might be a problem to consider.
I don’t think you look short, and even if you are short – I am in firm believer in loving your God-given figure cause there’s nothing you can do to change it anyhow… just remember, the guy who is marrying you is marrying YOU. so don’t be someone on your wedding day that you’re not… just a little thought.
but anyway, I love the first one!