A Ball Gown Wedding Dress is the Perfect Grand Gown

Ball gown creations are extremely feminine and wouldn’t be out of place on the red carpet at the Oscars as well as down a sweeping aisle.  They are dramatic gowns which are not for the shy, retiring-type brides, but instead for those who want to make a statement.

Designers of ball gown wedding dresses tend to go to town with their ideas – featuring jewels, embellishments, beading and embroidery throughout.

Ball gowns typically have a tight fitted bodice and a huge skirt, gathered at the wasit to give maximum volume.  Often layers are added to add even more volume.

While this style can be forgiving for anyone who feels their lower body needs hiding, take into account that if you're petite you might want to avoid such a large gown.

A ball gown is good at accentuating particular features such as a beautiful bust line and slim waist.  It's excellent for hiding large hips or bolstering up if you are missing some curves.  Avoid if your bust is over-generous though, or you may end up looking over-matron-like.

Ball Gown Wedding Dress

Fabrics for ball gowns have to be given particular attention due to their weight, and they have to fall just right. Taffeta works well for structured gowns while crepe is ideal for full skirts and chiffon can be used for overlays. The way such a dress moves is also vital – and when trying on hoops under material it is important that it doesn’t move independently of the bride, giving the impression that the dress is wearing the woman.

Ball gowns best suit weddings which are in impressive and in grand venues because this design is made for classic and elegant occasions. If beauty, romance and traditional is also the order of your day, a ball gown could be the style for you. Avoid this cut if your big day is going to be more laid-back and informal, because the worst thing a bride could look is like she doesn’t belong to her own day.

Speak to our experts for more advice on ball gowns and whether or not this is the right style for you.

Pick Your Favourite Dresses from the Ball Gown Photo Gallery

Take a look at the beautiful designs in our rich gallery of ball gown styles below.  Pick your favorites! 

These wonderful designs give you a taste of the latest bridal trends and most come directly from this year's catwalks at the White Gallery London and the Barcelona Bridal Week.

Like Romantic Ball Gown Wedding Dresses?


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Alan Hannah

White Gallery London, April 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Hannibal Laguna

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Gemy Maalouf

Gemy Maalouf Photoshoot


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Rosa Clara

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Rosa Clara

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by M & M

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jesus Peiro

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Rosa Clara

Gemy Maalouf Photoshoot


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Gemy Maalouf

Gemy Maalouf Photoshoot


by Gemy Maalouf

Gemy Maalouf Photoshoot

How About an Elegant Ball Gown Wedding Dress?


by Hannibal Laguna

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Hannibal Laguna

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Rosa Clara

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Isabel Zapardiez

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Patricia Avendano

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jesus Peiro

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jesus Peiro

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Emma Hunt

White Gallery London, April 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jesus Peiro

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Juana Martin

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014

Go for a Fun Ball Gown Wedding Dress!


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Patricia Avendano

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014

How About Short Ball Gown Wedding Dresses?


by Gemy Maalouf

Gemy Maalouf Photo Shoot


by Yolan Cris

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by M & M

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Gemy Maalouf Photo Shoot


by Yolan Cris

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014

Like Ball Gown Wedding Dresses with a Hint of Colour?


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Cymberline

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Pronovias

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014

Be Audacious With a Full-Colour Ball Gown Wedding Dress


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Ana Torres

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Jordi Dalmau

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by M & M

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by M & M

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Matilde Cano

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014


by Patricia Avendano

Barcelona Bridal Week, May 2014

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There are many different wedding dress styles to consider.  Find out which are best for you!

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