(Closed) Paloma Blanca Silk- Is it a reliable fabric???

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My dress is a Paloma Blanca and the silk/satin fabric they use is some of the most amazing quality! The rouching is a little messed up in my pics because it does need to be steamed (I purchased the sample so it had been tried on quite a bit), but I my exact dress being steamed for another bride’s wedding when I was in the salon, and it looked in-freaking-credible. 

Definitely go for it! It doesn’t pucker because of the fabric, that’s because of fit. Paloma’s are amazing gowns! The ladies at the salon wouldn’t stop saying how great of material it is, and I talked to the girl whose dress was being steamed and she said her dress was the best choice of her planning process. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
Member
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My dress was Paloma Blanca. The skirt was originally all silk but I had it changed to tulle since I wanted a tulle ballgown. I thought the quality of the silk was fantastic. It had to besent back for the skirt change so I tried on both the sample and my dress and each one looked amazing. I highly recommend Paloma Blanca. 

the sample

 

My actual dress before the skirt change:

 

With the tulle skirt changed:

 

Post # 7
Hostess
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@PhillyLove:  Awe thank you! Yeah I really lucked out and the sample fits me like a glove. It really was meant to be “my” dress. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see pictures of what you choose!

Post # 8
Hostess
3368 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  OMG…that tulle is INCREDIBLE! It totally changed the dress and you look amazing!

Post # 9
Member
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@PhillyLove:  my consultant called the designer to ok the modification. I think you can probably make changes as long as its approved before ordering.  

@PacificMrs:  thanks so much!  I loved my dress and would wear it to the grocery store if I could!

Post # 10
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I just ordered Paloma 4309! Having worked in a bridal salon that carried many designers, I can assure you that everything about Paloma Blanca is top-notch, including the fabrics and materials. In fact, the head seamstress who has worked exclusively on bridal for the past 40 years says Paloma are her favorite gowns to work on because the fabrics and workmanship are such high quality. Don’t hesitate to order it! You clearly have exquisite taste ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Post # 12
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013
Post # 13
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@PhillyLove:  Thank you for saying that!  I’ve only posted that picture in one other place and it went without comment.  Which is fine – I am not looking for validation from strangers or anything – but posting it put made me feel unexpectedly vulnerable.  So really, thank you for the compliment!  It’s a simple, understated dress, but I think it is gorgeous.  My friends and family fell in love with a satin, one-shoulder Allure dress which was very “old-Hollywood-glam” and I did feel pretty glamorous in it, but for me, the Paloma dress is exactly the look I wanted.

Have you made any decisions?

Post # 15
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@PhillyLove:  congratulations on choosing a dress!  What is the style number?  I’d love to see it.  And you’re right – when a dress is calling to you, then the search is over!  I love your idea to have your bridesmaids pick their own dresses. I hate bridesmaids dresses so much that for the past few years, anytime I made a new single friend, I told her, “I really like you and I think there’s potential for us to become great friends.  But I want to tell you now, before we get too close, that, should you fall in love and get married, I will never be a bridesmaid again. Please don’t ask me and make me tell you No.” Mind you, I’m 37, so I’ve been in A LOT of weddings!  But I digress…  Allowing your friends to pick their own dresses makes you a kind and merciful person!  Because you are a “person” first and foremost – not a “bride”.  And I think it looks great to have different styles.  Hell, I’d even go as far as to allow different shades of gray and different fabrics, but that’s up to you.  Shades of gray is a lot easier than shades of other colors (lime green, sage green, mint green, kelly green – could be a nightmare!)

Good luck and keep me posted!

PS – I am clearly not having a bridal party ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
Member
1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@PhillyLove:  I’ve tried on several Paloma Blanca dresses, one being the dress I bought. While it’s not silk (organza and lace) i did try on PB 4104, and the fabric was gorgeous. It was actually my mom’s favorite on that shopping trip. It felt rich, and looked way more expensive than the $1,800 price tag (CAD)

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