For some brides, there is no doubt in their mind they wear a ball gown dress for their wedding. It is a great silhouette for women of all shapes. The automatic curves it creates for women without curves and the ability to hide away lower problem areas with the skirt are two popular reasons. The name alone gives off romantic vibes and loftiness of societies past. Eight ball gown silhouettes wait for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to finish viewing the gowns before lunchtime, or your boss will turn you into a pumpkin.
1) Crown Jewel: This silk and satin ball gown fits the torso like a glove and the skirt pouf out at the hips. The waistline and neckline is accentuated with crystal jewels. The chapel train is perfect for any church location. (Larzaro)
2) Be There or Be Square: This glamorous gown just drips with style. The little details such as the silk bow around the empire waist is just the start. The square neckline and bodice are covered in vintage-esque crystals giving an air of old Hollywood to the fanciful frock. (Pricilla of Boston; $3000+)
3) Lace Over: The exquisitely detailed lace overlay creates a subtle pattern all over the dress. The satin underlay creates a nice sheen to the dress, while the lace subdues the intensity. The semi-cathedral train adds another stunning detail to this strapless number. (Alexis Georgio)
4) Garden Party: This dress is not only affordable, but has the option of choosing your own (silk dupioni or taffeta) Silk dupioni has a raw texture that is perfect for a outdoor garden wedding. The fitted bodice and spaghetti straps cut to a deep back. (Little Flowers by Odyssey; $700)
5) Boxy Lady: Barely there box pleats cinch at the fitted bodice and billow out at the waist. The sweetheart neckline draws the eye to the stunning jewels that lie under the bust. Jewels also accent the removable straps. Hidden pockets serve its purpose if a tissue is needed. (Martina Liana)
6) Bright White: The sumptuous fabric is crisp and the shade of white is so fresh and so clean. This carefree dress features pockets and pleats. The pleats allow the dress to fall elegantly into a full shape, while the hidden corseted bodice keeps everything in place. (J Crew; $2,500)
7) Mrs O’Tulle-to-be: This tulle and taffeta gown features a straight neckline and a bodice with light vertical ruching. The delicate appliqués are found throughout the skirt. The asymmetrical peplum and drop waist adds a bit of oomph to the dress. (San Patrick)
8) A-Tisket, a-tasket: The basket-like pattern covers the bodice in this taffeta ball gown. The pickups in the skirt are accented with hand beaded lace appliqués in this affordable ball gown. (Eden Bridals; >$1100)
Which one is your favorite? Are you a ballgown kind of gal/guy?