Post # 1
So I’m going to a bridal shop next week, and they have a picture on their website of a dress I really liked the look of. This:
I used google image search and all the references I’ve found online say it’s the Pronovias Oleida dress. I was even able to find some full length pictures, which made me love it even more:
I love the lace, the shape, the colour everything! The links I’ve found online say it’s a part of the Pronovias 2014 line, but the weird part is there is absolutely no mention of it on the Pronovias website. There’s no dress by that name or even a similar looking one anywhere. From the picture and the model it does look like it’s the Pronovias line though, it even looks like it’s the same photoshoot as the other 2014 dresses!
I’ve heard some lines have “exclusive” dresses that are in stores but aren’t online. Does anyone know if that’s the case for Pronovias? Or is it more likely this dress just doesn’t exist anymore? If so I don’t understand why it’s newly uploaded to this store’s website though! I love the dress, I just want to know it’s legit!
Post # 3
It’s probably not a 2014 dress. Those are legit pronovias photos, but it may be a retired dress from a previous ‘Glamour’ collection.
Post # 4
when I looked, it appears to be part of the upcoming 2014 line.
Post # 5
@emmyb84: That’s certainly possible, but it seems odd since it was added to the store’s website and Pinterest at the same time as the other 2014 dresses.
@MrsTVLover: Did you find it on their website somewhere?
Post # 6
I would call the pronovias store in new york and ask about it. If anyone has it, the flagship would.
Post # 7
@thunderberry: I had the exact same problem! I saw this dress on Pinterest and fell in love. I knew straight away it was Pronovias, but then I couldn’t find the dress anywhere in any of the Pronovias collections.
Post # 8
I read somewhere that some of the Dresses that were in the 2014 Advanced Collection didn’t made it into the full 2014 Collection. Maybe thats the case with these two Dresses?
Post # 9
@thunderberry I had the exact experience with my dress from the Pronovias 2012 line. After months of hunting, and emailing and calling the flagship in NYC, it wasn’t until I physically went in to the flagship that they were able to help me. It turns out, my dress was part of the current 2012 line, but a sample was never sent to any stores in the U.S., it was purchased only for the European stores!
The good news is that if it really is from 2014, you’ll have until the end of 2014 to order it from the Spanish factory (the dresses are produced in Spain and China). Likewise, if it’s 2013, you’ll need to order it by the end of this year.
I wound up ordering mine through the flagship after trying on some similar styles to get an idea of the fit, and it was the best decision ever.
My best advice is to get to the flagship in NYC somehow if you know this is your dress- everybody else (even Pronovias retailiers) just gave me the runaround!
Post # 10
@Hausfrau: That’s really helpful, thank you! Unfortunately I dont think there’s a chance of me making it to NYC, and I wouldn’t want to have to pay duty anyway. I guess i’ll just have to see if it’s actually in this salon, and if not, luckily there are tons of other gorgeous pronovias dresses 🙂
Post # 11
@thunderberry: It’s called Oleida – I saw it while browing around and fell for it too. Price should be in the lower 2000s.
There’s also a San Patrick that is a tidbit similar called Hamdi:
Post # 12
I don’t know if anyone was super interested, but I did eventually get a response from Pronovias. They confirmed Oleida is a part of the 2014 line, but said “Due to the wide range of dresses presented in each collection, we periodically change the dresses that are shown on our webpage.” So I guess there are some unadvertised pronovias dresses! I ordered it last week and can’t wait for it to come in 😀
Post # 13
I also purchased the Oleida two weeks ago. I love it so much! The sample I tried is in pink and I ordered the ivory. Can not wait to get it.
Post # 14
@gqr0102: :O I have a dress twin, so exciting! You’re the first person I’ve talked to who ordered it too 😀 I also ordered it in ivory, although I was reeeaaally tempted to order in blush. I’m actually going crazy waiting for it to come in because I want to know how the ivory is going to look! If yours comes in before mine I hope you’ll post pics!
Post # 15
@thunderberry: OK!! I will post it for sure.