Post # 32
i think number 1 looks much better actually in life – that picture makes it look different to what its like. its exactly the same all over, with even layers of lace. completely agree with comments based on the pic.
what dress did you go for in the end? i set out for a dropped waist but couldnt find one with the right material in the skirt.
Post # 33
I don’t mean to be rude at all, but I have not yet started looking at dresses and none of the websites have prices – can you give me some type of idea of the price range you’re talking about? They are so beautiful.
Post # 34
Pronovias Alcanar all the way! It was my dress and I was totally smitten!
Post # 35
I ended up with La Sposa’s Detalle dress. La Sposa is the “little sister” company of Pronovias (aka similar designs but less expensive). It was definitely a close call between Detalle and Alcanar…in the end Detalle’s fitted shape down to the top of the hip was more flattering on me. If you like Alcanar I would suggest trying Detalle if any stores around you carry it. There are a few threads here that show “real life” Detalle pictures if you want to see them.
Post # 36
I really like the pronovias and the allure. But I think I’m leaning towards the allure. It seems to be beautiful on you from those couple photos. But I’m also partial to lace like that since my dress is lace. 🙂
Post # 37
gorgeous! you look absolutely lovely in it!
I tried the Detalle actually, I loved it in all the pictures, and on myself to an extent, but the tulle was a bit too crispy for me especially with my long legs. It was actually a lot MORE puffy on me. But I loved the dropped waist – the bodice is gorgeous. Have you got pics of you in it?
I only have the prices in £ and from what i’ve read the US seems to be slightly cheaper. The Martina Liana costs £1500 here, the Alcanar costs £1890 and the Allure costs £1695.
Do those prices sound extortionate?! Im actually in NYC in June…tempted to order there and pay for shipping if it works out a lot cheaper.
Its so hard to know exactly what its going to look like in person when its fitted 🙁 which bit of the fit do you think looks good from the photos? that would be useful. its hard to know exactly what i look like in them when im looking down/into a mirror and theres lots to take in!
Thanks everyone for feedback!
Post # 38
worried the seams will be see through with allure too…
Post # 39
Yes, I totally know what you mean about the tulle….the Alcanar tulle skirt is a softer tulle, more flowy in a way. As I said, it was the fit of the bodice of Detalle that I preferred….I actually asked the store if the Alcanar could be taken in more at the waist to mimic a dropped waist but they suggested to just go with the Detalle if that’s the shape I wanted.
I still vote Alcanar! You have a lovely shape for it! But you will look great in any of them!
Post # 40
I like the Pronovias dress the best. It’s beautiful!
Post # 41
Pronovias Alcanar! They are all gorgeous dresses, but that one looked the most gorgeous on *you*, in my opinion. Can’t go wrong with whatever one you choose though! You are lovely in all 🙂
Post # 42
I think it’s between the Allure and Alcanar. Even though I love the martina liana i have to be ruthless!
My concern with the Allure is that
1. i dont know how it will fit til it’s altered as the sample is so big
2. the seams on the front (and back) of the dress are quite obvious – as in the most recent pic that i posted. I dont know if this can be resolved and certainly dont want my dress to look cheap!
there is just SO much consider and i’m already very indecisive!!