Post # 1
So I’ve been searching for a natural waist, tulle skirt dress with or without lace with as full a skirt as I can get away with and a long train, was hoping not to go strapless if possible also but most I have tried on have been as stapless is so popular so I didn’t mind it so much in the end.
Yesterday I tried on the Delila by Pronovias and felt so elegant but I just can’t decide if I should go for it or not, it has a detachable train which was a new concept to me and a high neck. But the material is nothing like I wanted in my head.
May I have your opinion’s on it please? Pictures are from Pronovias as I wasn’t allowed to take any and I can’t find any of real brides which I would love to see.
I would remove all the bows except for the one just below the waist and go even longer with the train if I can.
Post # 3
Very pretty! I like the back of a lot, though without the train, but keep the very top bow on the dress.
Post # 4
it is classic and elegant looking. its totally not what I like – especially the material but if you love then I would say its a gorgeos dress and why not 🙂
Post # 5
@Clara17: Pretty dress but this looks nothing like what you described you wanted. Im not a fan of the bunching on the bodice above the sash. when you tried this on how did it look on you? ore importantly how did you feel in it? If you aren’t certain this is the one, keep looking. I have seen some very pretty non-strapless dresses with tulle skirts and longer trains.
Post # 6
A lot of times, brides pick things they did not envision for themselves. It’s a very pretty gown and quite elegant. I’m also a huge pronovias fan. But if you cant commit, keep shopping. You never know, you may find your gown, or figure out this is the dress for you.
Post # 7
Unless you completely and utterly head-over-heels in LOVE with it, keep looking!
Post # 8
It’s nothing like I thought I would like and I wouldn’t even consider trying on anything but tulle at the start, however lately after many months of dress shopping I am opening up my options.
I did feel like I should be marrying a prince.
I wanted a huge ball gown but I feel a bit disney in them for my frame, I want to look classy at the same time.
Here is the next dress I am due to try on this weekend, it’s nothing like the Delila I am so indecisive and don’t think I will ever make up my mind.
Post # 9
@Clara17: This dress is simply exquisite
Post # 10
Personally I think the Delila is a really beautiful dress, it’s classic and regal and very elegant. I think you would need a certain body shape and a bit of height to pull it off, I don’t think it would be the best choice for super-curvy or very petite girls. I love the buttons and the bow detail at the back. The second dress you posted would be more universally flattering, I think, but it’s almost much more of a princess dress and not as unique as the Delila.
Post # 11
Thanks for all your comments, I really need the help.
I think I’m a similar weight to the real bride in the middle
picture of the 2nd dress and I’m 5 foot 5, will wear a medium heel.
I will try and get pictures of me in the 2nd dress on Friday, I’m shocked that my choice has gone this way I always felt that a silk or saten type dress would look cheap on me but the Pronovias actually looks so expensive on.
I’m wearing a veil to the floor (to reach the end of the train on either dress) and my long blonde hair in soft waves and down.
I have an appointment next week for the Pronovias again and they let you take pictures in this store so I might ask for help in comparing them from all you lovely ladies please.
Post # 12
@Clara17: It’s beautiful and really elegant. The fabric isn’t what I personally would want, but I don’t see a problem with it overall. I like the idea of taking off some of the bows and just leaving one, it’ll make it look even classier. This is a really lovely, timeless dress and I think you should go for it. I’m not crazy about the way that the train looks and think it would be better off, but ballgowns with trains also look weird and awkward so I don’t think that should be a deciding factor.
If you really hate the fabric maybe you could have it made up in a different material by one of those custom Chinese shops? I don’t really know much about that, though.
ETA: I’m talking about the Dalila, just in case there’s any confusion over the pictures of the other dress that you posted.
Post # 13
So I found some real bride pictures, she is a tiny girl compared to me, I am a size bigger but all you have to do is picture it with long blonde hair worn down and a viel that flows down past the train. O and the last picture is when you remove the train but you can bustle it for dancing with it too.
Post # 14
As PP’s mentioned it seems like you have an idea for a dress in your mind and the Dalila sure isn’t tulle and ‘princessy’. BUT then again I haven’t seen any real-life princesses get married in tulle, only the Disney kind. Check out Victoria of Sweden and Charlotte of Monaco, their dresses are very similar to the Dalila. So I would say BOTH kinds of dresses are fit for a princess! 🙂
Personally I love both dresses, they’re just very different, so it depends on the vibe you want to have for your wedding.
If you like the Dalila but aren’t sure, may I suggest you look at Ros Clara and Two by Rosa Clara if it’s available in your area? The have a big ballgown dress, bateau neckline and a long train you might like: http://www.rosaclara.es/en/vestido/10/226-delfin-829.html