What are ball gown wedding dresses anyway? Ball gown or mermaid wedding dresses generally refer to an older style of a formal wedding dress designed for a more formal outdoor wedding. Unlike other styles of modern wedding attire, including the cocktail dress, ball gown dresses tend to be either very low cut or very long. The neckline can be very revealing and many ball gown styles will have spaghetti straps running throughout the upper portion of the dress. These straps give the illusion of a slimmer body and are a tradition held by many older brides.
There are a variety of fabrics from satin to silk and toile to crepe. In addition, there are a variety of different sleeve lengths. The majority of ball gown wedding dresses are manufactured in white or ivory and often come with intricate details on the edge of the sleeves, bodice, skirt and waistline. These styles are also very formal in design. However, there are some less expensive fabrics available, which still give the illusion of a stunning gown.
The most popular fabric used in ball gown wedding dresses is organza. It has a smooth, elegant look that is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Other popular fabrics include tulle, net and lace. Whilst tulle is a good choice for an aesthetic, it does detract from the look of the dress and does not create much movement. Net and lace both are good choices for evening weddings and can be used to give a more formal aesthetic to the skirt.
The classic look is often associated with ball gown wedding dresses and the term princess. This is because the dress maintains a classic look and feel like a classic princess bride. Typically, the color of a ball gown wedding dresses is either white or usually cream, with satin or silk embellishments. The bodice is usually covered in fresh flowers or other details that add glamour and flamboyance to the look.
The empire waistline in ball gown wedding dresses is perfect for every body type. Generally this style of dress is suitable for women with fuller figures such as hourglass, pear and apple. It is also great for every body type because it maintains a sleek and elegant look that is not too flowing or sleeveless and it can look equally stunning on some women with smaller frames including inverted A-line wedding dresses.
The best styles in ball gown wedding dresses are those with smooth lines and two silhouettes. Smooth silhouettes include the Princess, Garden and Ball Gown styles and they are all easy to wear. Two silhouettes include the Princess silhouette which is one long gown that flares out at the knees and the Garden style which are shorter with a beautiful cascading train from the skirt down to the floor-length hemline. They both look absolutely stunning and feminine no matter what your body size.