Post # 1
So I know that this dress is part of the 2013 Advance Collection and to my knowledge is only at the flagship store in NYC right now, but has anyone tried this dress on? I’m dying to see some IRL pictures and I don’t think I can be patient enough to wait until September when I plan on trying it on myself.
Anyone else loving this dress? It’s a toss-up in my mind right now between Domingo and Pergola!
Post # 3
the Domingo is gorgeous! I am a Pergola bride so I may be able to make a few comments that help with your decision (I haven’t tried on the Domingo, it wasn’t out when I was shopping). The skirt of the domingo looks much stiffer and fuller than the Pergola, more ballgown than full A-Line, so if you aren’t after a super formal look, it may not work? Sweetheart necklines also tend to be a little more flattering (depending on your shape), and the other thing I really loved about the Pergola is that the lace is heaviest at the bottom of the dress, I think it can widen your waist when it’s all up on the bodice (again totally depends on your shape!).
Saying all that, I do think the Domingo is a stunning dress! I would totally try it on if I saw it 🙂 I would say just by comparing the two that the pergola is a little more subtle and delicate, the domingo is very elegant too – but more of a statement dress.
Post # 4
Thanks so much for responding! I’m pretty torn between the 2, I love the top of Domingo and the bottom of Pergola! And I’m really hoping to like it when trying them on because my first forray into dress shopping had me thinking that a ballgown might not be for me, which was a total let down to be quite honest. While trying on the dresses my brain was immediately going to Pergola and how I’d be devastated if it didn’t look good on me, but I’m starting to accept the fact that a larger dress might just not be for me. The mermaid dress I tried on (Sottero and Midgley Sloan) was so flattering on me. I’m petite, about 5’2 and 110lbs, so it seemed like the ballgown just swallowed me, but it also could have been because I tried on the Allure 8901 which has the dropped waist, so it could have been that it was a size 14 and made me look unproportional… Either way, I plan on trying on both Pergola and Domingo, and if the ballgown/A-line looks still overwhelm me I’ll just have to find a mermaid gown by Pronovias that I like… I really seem to love their stuff!
Post # 5
@Saria213: Pop into the Pergola thread and take a peek. There are some itty bitty ladies in there who look lovely 🙂 You won’t know until you try it on though…be sure and post pictures when you do!
I’m yet to see a pronovias dress I don’t love and their 2013 advance collection is mightily impressive so I’m sure you’ll find something.
Post # 6
both dresses are gorgeous. i think i like domingo a bit more though. the neckline is so unique. either way, you can’t go wrong. i was a pronovias bride. after trying on my first pronovias, i knew that’s what i wanted b/c i loved the way they fit me. i only tried those on after that.
Post # 7
I LOVE both dresses. (I just Googled to see what they look like) The Domingo is GORGEOUS!
I was there on Saturday at their flagship store in NYC. I too am struggling btwn two dresses, and both are from the 2013 collection. Both are mermaid style; one a little more than the other. Duende and Dietrich. I have to go back and try them both on again. lol
Whatever dress you decide I’m sure will look incredible on you. Can’t go wrong w/a Pronovias dress. Every detail on every dress is a winner 🙂
Good luck!! 🙂 Let us know what you decided on.
Post # 8
@Pixieface: This is so true about the Pronovias line, every detail is incredible. I loved trying on their dresses.
@Saria213: I haven’t tried on the Domingo, but it looks lovely! I really like the detail on the neckline.
Post # 9
@AnnieGrace: HELLO thank you for this helpful comment but i read it after i ordered the Domingo dress and i just want to make sure is it an A-line dress or a ball gown i want to make sure because ball gowns (the ones with really puffy skirt) dont really look nice on me im 5’2 and 146 lb thank u again 🙂
Post # 10
i need help which one should i choose i like the top of the DAIFA 2013 and the bottom of the DOMINGO 2013 here are pictures
Post # 13
@Saria213: Not sure if you’ve chosen your dress already, but I’d have to say the Pergola. For full disclosure, I was a Pergola, so I’m biased. Domingo is gorgeous and looks like it has very similar construction to the Alcanar (which I tried on). I was torn between Alcanar and Pergola, and ended up choosing Pergola because the Alcanar just felt so *pouffy.* The fabric was stiffer, and even though Pergola has a very full skirt, the fabric is so delicate and flowy that it doesn’t have that same structured puff that some of the others did. One the other hand, if you want to make a big impression, really like the extra sparkle, etc., then Domingo would be the way to go. To me, Pergola is more of a subtle dress. Hope that helps!
Post # 14
I tried on the Domingo in November 2012. It’s a beautiful dress and I almost chose it. However, I ended up changing my mind because I decided the ‘lace’ detail was too heavy. Rather than a threaded embroidery, the Domingo has a narrow (1/4″) satin ribbon that has been used to make flower appliques on the dress. After looking at pictures, I thought they stood out too much against the tulle of the skirt. I did not find the skirt to be stiff or overly full. The sample I tried did not look as full as the official pictures. However, the skirt was about 10 layers in total. The matching jacket is a nice touch. The top is very nice with a one inch trim of tulle around the bust. The sewn in beaded “belt” was also very pretty and not too heavy. It’s a flattering dress and hides any figure flaws below the waist due to the full skirt. Price is close to $2000.
Post # 15
The domingo is the only Pronovias dress that I tried on and I loved it! After trying on every dress style the A-line was perfect for my body. I thought I originally would pick a mermaid, but when I tried them on all people could stair at was my butt! haha. I want people staring at my face, not my curves. Anyway, there aren’t many picuters of brides wearing the Domingo, so here is me in the domingo! By the way, I am 6 feet tall, just to give you all perspective
Post # 16
@missnurse18: I don’t have a pronovias gown, but I did get a san patrick and Ill tell you…they definitely know how to make a dress for a tall bride 😉 I’m not quite as tall as you, only 5’9 but still taller than average. This gown looks gorgeous on you, seriously beautiful and ITA about wanting people to look at your face not your hiney lol