(Closed) Replica Karena Royale or Embrace by Maggie Sottero

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Just for fun, which do you like better

    Karena Royale


  • Post # 3
    13904 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like the Karena Royale dress better, but without seeing either dress on you, I can’t tell you which one I think you should get.  Your figure is what will make the dress!

    Post # 6
    7403 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I tried on karena royale, and it was VERY flattering on. I ended up not choosing it because I wanted something different than strapless, AND the sash bothered me. I love the sash and the look, but the fact that it’s sewn on I hate, because it doesn’t go all the way around. The dress is a corset back and so the sash stops at the opening on each side. 

    If you have a replica made, I’d request a non-attached sash.

    Post # 7
    844 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have ALMOST said yes to the Karena Royale!  I really liked the fit, although I’m a little full-figured, I found it VERY flattering.  I am replacing the ribbon with some sparkle belt or maybe flower though.

    Post # 8
    327 posts
    Helper bee

    my friend’s sister ordered a custom made Karena Royale replica as well, from 7foxmall.com, i think the lace is a bit different as it is unlikely that they will have the same lace. and without the sash as she bought a beaded sash elsewhere. the dress look great on her as it is simple yet elegant. and the tailoring on the dress is good. also, ask for lace options after ordering so you will know what type of lace will you be getting

    Post # 11
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    So my colleague and I are both getting married within a month or so of each other; I chose the embrace, my colleague’s fiancee chose the Karena Royale! Both are absolutely stunning, but I can’t tell you which one would look better on YOU. Obviously, I would choose the embrace 😉

    I actually had a replica of the embrace made by Jasmine’s Bridal, and I was really impressed with it. I had a few complaints, but nothing that would keep me from HIGHLY recommending their services; seriously, my tailor couldn’t even TELL it was a replica, she said “hmmm, this is a Maggie Sottero, right?” She even said the way they did the bustle was more innovative and logical than the way most designers do it! Do also keep in mind that Jasmine’s is more expensive than your average replica company…but I think it was worth it (and I still saved about 1200 dollars!) My full post with pics is here, for your help: 

    My Jasmine's replica dress experience:

    Post # 12
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @WillowTreeWade:  There is also another girl on this site who is in the process of ordering HER embrace from Jasmine’s. Mine just came 2 days ago, but I know she put the order in for hers, and she had another dress made from them as well, so you can get opinions from more than one of us. The embrace is a popular dress for them this year it seems! Here is her thread:



    Post # 14
    10713 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Love the 1st one…!

    Post # 15
    1829 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I love the embrace! The Karen is beautiful but is a style that many brides wear.

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