(Closed) Pronovias Lace Gowns – Structure/Corsetting?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

I’m a size 16, and I tried on a few pronovias gowns….to be honest, from all the dresses i tried on, Pronovias were definitely the worst when it came to internal structure and corseting. the boning was very flimsy and the dresses will NOT pull anything in. Also, I didn’t find any pronovias gowns with back-lacing. Back-lacing is definitely a better option for fuller figures. 

Post # 5
21 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

What about Maggie Sottero dresses – I have the presca Marie and its fantastic!!! Great support, good boning and amazing lace.

I’m a plus size too (16) and found her dresses to be flattering and the best fit!

Post # 7
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

Hey!  You sound exactly like me 5 months ago. I am also plus sized and I dreamed, dreamed, DREAMED of a Pronovias dress. Specifically, the Elie Saab for Pronovias line, the Caelum dress. 

But: Pronovias dresses ARE flimsy.  They are made for skinny minnie girls, who don’t need dress boning or internal dress structure. 

I ended up getting a Maggie Sottero dress, too.  I got a Maggie Sottero called Primavera, which has lace, and no beading. (and it comes with the matching lace veil, so you don’t have to worry about matching the laces which is so hard). Maybe you’d like it? 


Post # 8
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a la sposa dress and it has an internal corset. I’m small, but  it does pull me in quite a bit. I believe that most of them (I say most, but I’m refering to all of the pronovias gowns I tried on) have an interior corset like this:

And me in my dress. I know I’m not plus sized whatsoever, but I promise you my waist is no where near that small in any other clothing.

Post # 10
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ms.sara:  Thanks! It is elastic, but really thick and strong like spanx (though maybe thicker than spanx? Its been a long time since I’ve tried them)

Post # 11
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

thanks everyone, for this great post and comments.  As, I am in love with lace dresses, esp. with keyhole backs…. but due to my curvy body, it doesn’t seem like they will support me and my rolls. ๐Ÿ˜‰

i am plus sized (size 24), and am having trouble finding dresses that i can actually try on, plus finding one’s that are appealing to me. 

so i might be looking at fit and flare dresses w/ corset back, then lace detailing. Plus i will be using my mom’s cathedral lace veil. 

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