I love the drop waist as it thins the bride and the beautiful bead work accentuates the look with the gatherings on the side and back. The zipper is hidden behind beautiful faux buttons to give it a more elegant look while giving you the ability to easily slip this gown on. The sheer halter-top provides the dress security without having to worry about straps falling off and gives the dress a little more interest with accents on the collar. The beautiful chapel train gives it more elegance without having to manage too much fabric to bustle. It is a beautiful gown! Non-smoking, no pet hair, professionally cleaned, comes with a keepsake box that is perfect for preserving the dress.