Post # 1
Does anyone have pictures of themselves wearing Pronovias Balanza??
I am going NUTS trying to figure out what dress to chose. I basically have to make a decision in the next few days.
No one in a 200 mile radius of New York has this sample, including the pronovias flagship. And apparently no girl has ever ordered this damn dress and put a picture of herself online wearing it. I have tried on two of the other pronovias dresses that are similar to this one, they are Adela and San Patrick Cobalto, so I know I adore this neckline, they are all cut the same in the bodice. The other thing I am worried about is if I dont like the lace when I see it in person, and the way its laid along the hips I am worried may not be as flattering as other dresses I have tried.
Any leads on real life pics of this dress are appreciated.
Post # 3
@peonies322013: I fell in love with Adela, and I haven’t yet ordered my dress, but I’m hearing that it’s being discontinued! So after freaking out I figured I’d see if there was a similar Pronovias dress in a more recent collection (Adela is in the 2011 collection) and I came across this thread here. Balanza looks absolutely stunning, and I like the lace in the photo, but I’m with you, I’d like to see it on someone. I also tried on San Patrick’s Cobalto and the lace was nowhere near the quality of that on Adela, but I’m wondering what Balanza looks like… The only issue: I cannot find ANY trace of this dress either! Not even on the Pronovias website! I’m starting to freak out because if I can’t order Adela and Balanza doesn’t exist, I’m pretty much left with Cobalto, and I really wasn’t pleased with the lace quality… Please tell me you’re having a similar dilemma!!! :/
Post # 4
Here’s another similar silouette by La Sposa. It’s Susana, part of the 2012 Fashion Collection.
I’m getting the feeling that the lace is more similar to Cobalto than Adela though… :/
Post # 5
@Saria213: i was told that Balanza will be discontinued this December
Adela is very beautiful and has gorgeous lace but I wanted that pouf in the back of the skirt that Balanza has. i ended up going back to pronovias to try on Balear which has that pouf, and tried on Adela one last time, and looked at some guipure lace they had on other pieces, and then I ordered Balanza without seeing it in person!
Can’t wait to wear this beautiful dress!
Post # 6
I agree, it’s frustrating not being able to find a dress on somebody else – I bought the Bangor from the Pronovias 2012 collection and I’ve only seen TWO people with that dress on the Internet! The good thing is that you know you’re unique in your choice, and that’s pretty cool!
Post # 7
The other lines to look at if you like this look are rosa clara, rosa clara II (more affordable), and aire barcelona they have a bunch of dresses that come with detacheable lace cap sleeves which could be sewn on permanently. they have beautiful lace, and they also make the most darling lace jackets to go over strapless dresses. the lace cap sleeve dresses are typically not shown on their websites, discovered them in the store
Post # 8
I believe this is the dress you mentioned Peonies322013…it looked absolutely beautiful
Post # 10
Holy moly that dress is gorgeous!