I agree and disagree, too. I agree that the dress in the first picture is lacking. This may be, as Torilynsmith suggests because the dress appears unpressed. However, I disagree, about the second dress with applique looking worse. I think the second dress looks much better. The embroidery gives the dress some shape on its own and pronounces the gathers.
Since the dress is pinned and not finished, you may suggest to them to look at the left hip (the right when we look at it) and make sure that the gathers look smooth.
All the best!
Originally Posted by torilynnsmith
I agree the gathers looked better in the first picture you shared. (Inserted the pics to help you get more feedback)
I do not mind the embroidery detail but it appears the gather now look almost pinned or unfinished at the hip adding an extra "bump". Are these the final pictures or are they still working on it. It also seems like the dress just needs a good steaming....