(Closed) who’s your favorite wedding gown designer?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

For me it changes all the time, but my standbys are Oscar De La Renta, Carolina Herrara, Vera Wang, and Christos. Also love anything Sarah Seven. (My dress is Christos.)

Post # 4
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

One of my favs is Pro Novias, I was convinced I would buy one of their dresses, but it didn’t happen.  I went with an Allure dress instead.  I wish there had been a Pro Novias store here like in NY.  Oh well…I still love my dress.

Post # 5
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love Amsale! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

So, my dress is by Pnina Tornai, and there is NOTHING that compares to it in my mind.  It is the most magnificent thing I have ever seen. I loved it before I even had an idea of how much the average wedding dress cost, who the heck Pnina Tornai was, or how crazy expensive her dresses were.  But I’ve got to say that she is, in general, NOT my favorite dress designer.  She’s done a lot of gorgeous dresses with incredible details, but her see-through corset/chaotic pile of tulle miniskirt monstrosities are unforgivable imo.  I will NOT be mentioning that when she does my measurements by hand for my dress, though! ๐Ÿ˜›


So who would I pick as my favorite designer, in general?  Well, I tend to think Monique Lhullier’s dresses are extremely beautiful.  I also love Claire Pettibone’s earthy, uber-romantic and feminine designs, and tried on a whole bunch before sadly realizing they were just too casual for my wedding (though I was sold on my Pnina the whole time).  I also REALLY adore the designs of the somewhat eccentric Spanish designers Victorio and Lucchino.  I’m going to be trying on a few more (I already tried on one of their awesome designs!) before making the downpayment on my Pnina…just to be sure!

Post # 7
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love Pronovias because their dresses are just super romantic.  All the ruffles and the soft curves… ahhh… super dreamy.  I’m a big fan of Spanish fashion so that might explain it!

I also love Monique Lhuillier’s gowns.  Her gowns have very simple silhouttes but very tastefully done.  She has a knack of putting teeny details that make the dress super elegant.

Post # 8
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I LOVE pronovias. It’s also something that can be afforded by many people with many dresses in the sub and close $1000 range.

In the higher end, Jim Hjelm is a top fave

Post # 9
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

oh man, I fall in love with pretty much every Amsale gown I see. *sigh* they’re just so … feminine!

Post # 10
276 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For me, it is definitely either Liancarlo or Claire Pettibone.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Christos and Vera Wang.

Post # 12
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Alvina Valenta, Amsale, Romona Keveza (designer of my dress), Anne Barge.

Post # 13
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, and Amsale. ๐Ÿ™‚  I love my Lazaro dress!

Post # 14
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Priscilla Of Boston. (Of course I’m biased, I’m in love with my dress!)

My other favorite designers that were top contenders are:
Melissa Sweet

Le Spose Di Gio (adore this dress)

And last but not least, Claire Pettibone

Post # 15
5388 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love Maggie Sottero, Priscilla of Boston, and Kenneth Pool.

Post # 16
256 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maggie Sottero


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