Pronovias, Benicarlo, Size 12 Wedding Dress

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  • The Details


    Size
    Label: UK 12
    Street: UK 12

    Designer
    Style: Benicarlo

    Appearance
    Condition: Used
    Dry Cleaned: Yes
    Colour: Ivory
    Year: 2012

    Style
    A-Line
    Strapless Sweetheart
    Corset Back
    Floor Length
  • The Story

    This dress is from the Pronovias 2012 Dreams Collection. I purchased it from Pantiles Bride in Tunbridge Wells in 2016. It is so beautiful in ivory tulle and organza with feathers adorning the sweetheart neckline. The tulle of the bodice is draped in soft folds which looks stunning. The bodice is fitted with an inbuilt corset that gives you an amazing figure and it fits like a glove! The waist is cinched and it's possible to wear a belt (as shown in official Pronovias picture) but I didn't have anything added to the waist, the dress is so beautiful as it is. You could however purchase a satin belt separately in your weddings theme colours or a beautiful sash. The dress is light and an absolutely pleasure to wear. I wanted specifically a corset bodice since I've got a child and feel very self conscious about my waist area. I couldn't have felt more beautiful on the wedding day and I also managed to enjoy the food and wine and would just ask my bridesmaids to loosen up the corset as the evening went by. When I walked down the aisle I just heard guests gasp: Wow. This dress definitely has the wow factor.

    I am 5,9 ft (176 cm) and dress was shortened according to my height (I wore flats on the day). I also had the dress flattened at the sides to create a more down flowing, waterfall type appearance, rather than really poofy as you see in some Benicarlo photos. The seamstress also added a built in bra because the neckline goes rather low and any type of bra worn underneath, would have peeked out a little bit. I also lost quite a bit of weight in the running up to the wedding so although the label size is 12, this dress is more like size 10 on the waist (they had to take it in a little bit). I had it tied to the tightest at the bottom so this would still easily fit a size 12.

    The dress was worn once and has been professionally dry cleaned. There is one small stain on one of the satin layers (inside) but this can't be seen when wearing the dress.

    Sadly Pronovias has stopped manufacturing this dress and I was one of the lucky last ones to order this so if Benicarlo is your dream dress then your only option is to buy it second hand.

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