Pronovias Costura 2014 Bridal Pre-Collection
The Pronovias 2014 Costura wedding dresses again keep it simple (no dropped waists, bustiérs, or empire models), but again they are a fine design showcase. The collection includes the most popular types of skirt, using tulle and satin with lace, and almost every kind of neckline. If you want to be covered, you can go all the way to the throat with lace (your dress can play peek-a-boo and still be modest) but several will flaunt a beautiful tan. An off-the-shoulder model has lace rising above a sweetheart neckline to form close-fitting short sleeves. A round neck of lace with exaggerated armholes exposes the shoulders over a sweetheart neckline. A bateau neckline trimmed in sheer tulle shows all the skin the Church allows.
One dress has elbow-length sleeves of tulle appliquéd with the same Chantilly lace that forms the bodice, another has what resembles cummerbund, and a third mimics a bustier effect. The lace overlay forms a sleeveless bodice on several, over a bateau or sweetheart neckline. Another has a crossover V-neckline and lightly draped lace straps that form flutter sleeves. A few of these dresses are satin, but most are made of petit pois tulle with rebrodé lace with ribbon and silver or crystal gemstone embroidery. One satin extraordinarily full satin A-line skirt is folded at the sides to conceal pockets. Another is princess style, with side pleats and a significant train. The third satin choice has a skirt that fans out at the hip to display place appliqués. The tulle selection includes two A-line skirts, two mermaid, two straight, and one each of flared and fan, with trains of all descriptions. One dress has no waist accent, but all have scalloped hems. For a small collection, the incorporation of so many design elements is impressive. For a collection with such variety, its cohesiveness is masterful. Best of all, of course, each dress will honor the bride who chooses it.