Pronovias is always a byword for bridal glamour, and its 2018 cocktail collection pulls out all the stops with party gowns to ensure you stand out from the crowd at every black-tie occasion
Pronovias has a reputation for elegant and sophisticated wedding gowns, and its cocktail and occasion collection has all the hallmarks you would expect from one of the world’s foremost bridal design houses. Gowns are crafted using beautiful fabrics and details, and with exceptional attention to cut to ensure a silhouette that flatters and enhances the female form. In short, this is a go-to if you’re desperately seeking an injection of unadulterated glamour.
The 2018 cocktail collection pulls out all the stops and it’s packed with treasures that are perfect for a grand ball, a wedding after party or any other red-carpet occasion. The LBD (little black dress) is much in evidence, as you’d expect, but this season it includes some clever twists. We love the shimmering metallic bodice and on-trend cold-shoulder detailing on the Gina gown, creating a standout number for the grandest party.
For a black gown with a romantic edge, check out the gorgeous Genesis. Featuring a floaty chiffon skirt, it has a divine embellished bodice, decorated with soft flowers and tapered to flatter and define the waist. It’s a timeless and feminine choice – perfect for a summer or winter gathering.
Metallics are key in 2018, with gowns in gold, silver and two-tone effects. These are film-star elegant. Our particular favourite is the Gabi, a richly textured mermaid gown combining chiffon and sequinned fabric to create a shimmering striped effect (perfect on the dancefloor). The halterneck design has an open back with rhinestone straps to ramp up the glamour still further.
If you are looking for a bold colour pop, there are plenty of choices. Gamiria is a grown-up design in a rich cherry red. It features a form-flattering slimline cut and jewelled neckline to add sparkle to an understated gown.
We also love the Ganges, a dreamy pink strapless gown with sweetheart neckline. A soft overskirt tapered from the bodice adds flow and movement to the design, while subtle jewel detailing at the neckline adds a hint of sparkle.
Our verdict is that the new Pronovias cocktail collection is perfect for wedding guests and for brides who are looking for a knockout number for the after party. And if you’re a bride who wants to wear something other than white, then this should be on your hitlist as a place to explore the infinite dressing-up possibilities when you add bolder colour, rich texture and shimmering jewel details.