(Closed) Any Pronovias/La Sposa Experts out there??

posted 12 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress would you choose, Pronovias White One 411 or La Sposa Fanal

    Pronovias White One 411

    La Sposa Fanal

  • Post # 4
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    typically, La Sposa dresses are, for the lack of a better word, “knock offs” of Pronovias dresses.  Knock off has negative connotations, they are basically just replicas.  They often use different fabrics (usually a lesser quality) to lower the price a bit, but they are beautiful.  Chances are, the fabric is a bit different.  Based on the photos, the ruching is ever so slightly different, and as for the train, it could be bustled in the pronovias photo, not sure.  They are both gorgeous!  From my own experience, Id DEFINITELY try them both on before you make a decision.  Before I bought my Amsale, I was almost sold on a Pronovias dress (Haiti.)  I found the Pronovias version (Faro) and actually liked the Faro better because it was a silk taffeta instead of satin.  That being said, the price of that dress wasnt that different from the original.

    Post # 5
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Hi! I’m definitely not an expert, but my gown is a Pronovias and I bought it in Chicago 🙂 I believe that La Sposa and Pronovias are in the same price range because they come from the same designer (but not totally sure about that). Both of those gowns are beautiful and look the same in terms of fabric, cut, etc. I think it would just come down to if you wanted a longer train or not.

    I looked at 2 places in the Chicago area that carried Pronovias / La Sposa gowns:

    Woltsfelt’s Victorian Bridal (Aurora) and Eva’s Brials (Orland Park). I found that the prices for Pronovias gowns were less expensive at Eva’s and they were much more willing to work with my budget. If you have any other questions, let me know 🙂

    Post # 6
    1 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had the same delima!! I origanally bought the pronovias 411, but then found out that the lasposa fanal existed!! Basically the same looking dress with supposedly a slightly fuller skirt and a longer train. I did not have the advantage of trying on the lasposa fanal, but changed my order to this gown. I really wanted a longer train. I feel in love with the pronovias 411, but wished that it had a longer train. So hopefully the lasposa fanal has the same feel and look!!! I purchased mine in oyster. I’m assuming it is the same exact fabric because it is a very different color made by the same designer. I really love the bustles with the lasposa fanal. I’m supper exicted about recieving this dress and can’t wait until May comes around so that I can try on my dress!!

    I’ve been asking the same questions and it seems like pronovias is the king of all thier dresses and then all the secondary designers below pronovias. Whatever in the end I believe it is going to have the same exact look with a longer train and a much more interesting bustle!!

    Post # 7
    1 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Hi Ladies, The fanal and 411 are the same except the length of the train. However, the longer train on the fanal gives it a more diagnonal sweep which follows the lines of the dress. Both are flattering but I found the fanal even more so because you can alter the length to make it shorter but so that it still sweeps around more than the 411 The “white one” company that makes the 411 is a sub/sister company of Pronovias. Hope that helps! Also, I’m overseas in Australia and both are much more expensive- am thinking of ordering mine from USA- can anyone recommend a good shop for best price? Thanks 

    Post # 8
    21 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was quoted $990 the other day for the Pronovias 411.

    Post # 9
    1 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

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    @Lockerby: hi, i am also based in Oz & was wondering whether you had any luck ordering this dress from US? If so, can I ask where at & how much you paid for it? thanks so much! h

    Post # 10
    9 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I know that this is an old thread, but I thought that this information may be helpful to future La Sposa / White One brides:

    La Sposa and White One are both produced under the Pronovias label (Pronovias actually has something like 8 different lines). White One is the least expensive line made under the Pronovias label. According to the gown expert that I spoke with, there is a noticeable difference in quality between the La Sposa Fanal and the White One 411, from the fabric to the overall construction of the gown. He also said that the price difference is only somewhere in the neighborhood of $200.00.

    I tried on the La Sposa Fanal, and I loved the dress aside from the large train. The White One 411 comes with a much smaller train, and it is also a bit cheaper. However, after learning about the difference in quality, I plan to order the Fanal and have the train trimmed down during alterations.

    Post # 12
    2 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I tried on both the La Sposa Fanal and the White One Tigris/411 when shopping a year ago for my wedding.  The staff told me there is no difference between the two dresses except the length of the train.  La Sposa’s Fanal train is longer thus it costs $200 more than the White One Tigris/411 with the shorter train. 




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