Post # 1
Hello B2B! First ever post 🙂
so I bought my dress over the weekend from a wedding dress outlet store, I came across my dream dressed which was a designer dressed by Eliza Jane Howell, reduced down to £450.
So I take my bargain dress home and it’s not sitting in my wardrobe for the big day. So that evening I’m curious to see how much I saved so I’m googling and researching trying to find this dress made by the designer. And nothing comes up… Untill I click google images and after a long search find a picture of my dress. The picture tales me to a website that shows the same dress but by a different designer! Called La Sposa and the dressed is called Mirra and I’m worried not because my dress has a totally different tag on the inside. So I’m studying this dress, mine has a different brooch to the one on the picture and the skirt is slightly different. But if you were just skimming over the two picture you would say they were near enough a perfect match.
so my question is… Is it normal for designers to literally copy each other? Is this something I should be worried about?
i know this sounds silly but I feel sort of cheated that I can not find my dress by this designer. Any help would be apperiated
This topic was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by Mich1991.
Post # 2
Sorry here are some pics
first is my dress
And these are the pics of the mirra dress by la sposa
See how the brooch and skirt is different but look very similar
Post # 3
I say as long as you love the dress, it doesn’t matter where it came from:) No one else but you is gonna look at the tag!
You look gorgeous in it by the way!
Post # 4
I think every designer has similar dresses because that style is what’s popular and they change a few things to make it their own. Take Maggie Sottero’s Divina. It is a popular dress and even more popular style and almost every designer has a dress that could possibly be confused for it.
I think you made a good choice because it’s a lovely dress and fits your body well. I wouldn’t worry too much about not being able to find much online about your dress. Some are too new or aren’t carried in enough stores to have a ton of online press.
Post # 5
if you love the drss i would not stress over the details. just put it away and wait until you can wear it! judging by the photos it is STUNNING and you should keep it!
Post # 6
That is interesting. Pronovias and La Sposa have several sister companies, one of which is San Patrick, and I noticed several of their dresses are similar to Pronovias/La Sposa styles on top but have skirts more like your dress. I have not heard of Eliza Jane Howell and can’t find anything that says the company is related to Pronovias, but don’t worry about that and keep the dress if you love it! It looks great on you!
If this continues to bother you, call the bridal store and ask for more information about the designer and dress.
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
Love the dress. You look fabulous!
Post # 8
I tried this dress on (the one you have bought). The feathers are so soft, I was worried I would be stroking them all day!
It was in quite an expensive boutique in Surrey (I presume you are in the UK too due to putting £!), however they do not tell you the names or designers, so I don’t know what they were selling it as. It would have been a hell of a lot more than £450 though, all dresses in there were well over £1,000. It’s amazing dress, enjoy your bargain 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks ladies for the replies! It’s cleared a few things up. Thank you for the lovely compliments I love my dress, I love touching the feathers too! Haha.
Post # 10
That is definitely not an eliza Jane howell dress. it looks lovely on you though.