A Timeless Classic: Ball Gown Wedding Dress


When you think about a Disney princess what is the first dress that comes to your mind? Belle’s dress? Is it Aurora’s dress? Or Snow White? No? I know! Cinderella’s! Well, do you know what all of them has in common? They are all have the same silhouette, and who does not want to look like a Disney Princess? That's why ball gown wedding dresses  are popular among brides.

Ball Gown Silhouette: for What Body Shape?

The ball gown wedding dresses are normally described as the “fairy tale” dresses, and with all reason. There is no way that a woman will not feel like a princess in these dresses. This silhouette is closely fitted at the bodice and flairs at the waist into a full big skirt. 

  • It looks good in almost every body type; if you do not like the bottom part of your body, wearing a ball gown dress  to hide it. 

  • This is a great type of dress for plus size ladies, because it defines the wider waistline, so even if you don’t have a defined waistline, it will help create one.

  • But if you’re a petite woman it is probably not the best fit for you, the skirt can be overwhelming for your size and make you look smaller.

  • It is not a good choice for ladies with big busts and short torso either. The big and full skirt may create an illusion that the bride is bigger everywhere and shorten a short torso.

Our Top Picks of Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

So now that you learned all about the ball gown wedding dresses, let’s take a look on our favorites dresses with this silhouette.

One of 2016 trends from the bridal runways are flowers, they can be represented on the dress in a 3D embellishment, and this David Tutera’s design for Mon Cheri has amazing flower texture and detail on the belt. This is a beautiful mix of lace, tulle and satin. This sweetheart neckline ball gown dress has chapel length train to enhance the elegance.

Talking about flowers, this one has enormous flower details on the organza belt and it has a softly curved neckline with a lace flower texturized top. This is also a David Tutera’s design for Mon Cheri and it has a different, cool and modern twist. It has an multi-tiered ruffled skirt that adds a lot of charm and feminine style to the look.

Another big trend on the bridal runaways are colorful wedding dresses, mostly in pink shades, and this is one beautiful taffeta dress with a bit of pink on it. To add more of a modern look, it has concealed side pockets on this stunning skirt. It is a David Tutera’s design to Mon Cheri too.

In the description of this dress, it says, “An exquisite tulle creation that is pure fantasy”, and is so true. This tulle skirt creates an illusion of feathers and it makes the bride look like a floating angel. This is a PRONOIVAS design and it is one of the most stunning ball gown wedding dresses on our list!

Did you want some color on your dress but not too much? Well maybe this is the perfect fit for you. This PRONOIVA design has a little bit of blue in it and has a beautiful detail on the back, a round opening in lace and guipure. Amazing, right?

This is one neat, clean and classic look for your wedding day. This dress is a PRONOIVAS design and it has a beautiful bateau neckline and floral lace. In addition, the gown is all in mikado silk.

BHLDN always deliverys natural dresses with a boho style and this ball gown wedding dress has all of that and more. It is very beautiful two-piece gown, it has sculptural tulle and horsehair skirt and stunning corset.

What about this cute design by Allure Bridals? Very classic, feminine and beautiful! If you are look for ball gown wedding dresses in a more traditional look, this dress is for you.

And a little more romantic and traditional choice would be this Allure Bridals dress. It has a lace appliqué and a ruched satin band that defines the natural waist.

Another beautiful Allure Bridals dress is this glamorous ball gown wedding dress, it is covered in rich lace embroidered appliques and embellished with a jeweled design on the top.

We love a dress with detachable cap sleeves that are great to support a big bust, and this Morilee by Madeline Gardner dress is stunning and classic.

This is a gown that is very modern and simple at the same time, it has lace sleeves and a gorgeous draping tulle skirt. You can find it on David’s Bridal. It is one of the ball gown wedding dresses which give you a modest look.