Dress Silhouette Feature – The Beloved Ball Gown Wedding Dress

Dress Silhouette Feature - The Beloved Ball Gown

One of the most traditional, and most easily recognized, wedding dress silhouettes is the beloved ball gown. Many associate the ball gown with something princess-like but that’s not always the case. There are many types of ball gown styles, so we’ll break it down a little further.

What is a Ball Gown Wedding Dress?

A ball gown is pretty easy to spot—just look for a big, full skirt. The skirt typically contains multiple layers of tulle and/or crinoline to help support and shape the skirt.

You’ll also notice ball gowns have a fitted bodice and can range from fabrics like lace, satin or silk. Embellishments like beading or applique are common as well.

We could go on and on about the different types of ball gowns, but we’d rather show you some of our favorite styles instead!

1. 9681 – Allure Bridals

Allure Bridals 9681 Wedding Dress
Credit: Allure Bridals

Our first gown is out of a literal fairytale from designer Allure Bridals.

This ivory off-the-shoulder ball gown is so elegant and reminds us of a Disney princess gown.

Romantic details like a sweetheart neckline and lace applique cascading down an illusion overlay make this gown a total dream.

A royal train completes this feminine look.

Check it out today!

2. Connelly – Wtoo

Wtoo Connelly Wedding Dress
Credit: Wtoo

For the bride that wants a mix of sophistication with bohemian flair, the ivory Connelly dress from Wtoo is for you!

The high-neck, long-sleeve bodice is boho-chic with beaded graphic lace, making for a classy and modest look, while the tulle-and-organza tiered skirt is having a dramatic moment.

We can’t decide which half we love more, the top or bottom, so we’re glad we don’t have to choose!

3. Charlotte – Justin Alexander

Justin Alexander Charlotte Wedding Dress
Credit: Justin Alexander

Regal femininity is the perfect way to describe this next gown.

The Charlotte, which is a great nod to Kate Middleton’s little princess, has classic vintage accents like lace and sequin detailing, a square neckline and an organza skirt and chapel train.

The illusion bodice adds a touch of contemporary to this otherwise traditional look.

4. Estee – Lazaro

Lazaro Estee Wedding Dress
Credit: Lazaro

Bold brides will absolutely love the ivory petal Estee gown by Lazaro, especially with all the unique touches.

A sweetheart neckline leads this strapless gown, followed by a sheer corset bodice and natural waist.

Here’s where this gown gets interesting: an asymmetrical waterfall skirt over layered tulle and horsehair trim. This is just icing on the cake for this stunning embroidered ball gown.

5. 2243 – Mikaella

Mikaella 2243 Wedding Dress
Credit: Mikaella

Nothing looks more elegant than a Duchesse satin ball gown. This amazing style by Mikaella features a sweetheart neckline, draped off-the-shoulder sleeves and a cross-over pleated bodice.

A simple yet feminine touch is the beaded belt at the waist. The full, pleated skirt is totally twirl-worthy and ready for hours of dancing. For a modern note, pockets! It’s a beautiful gown all around.