Ball gown wedding dress is one of most preferred bridal dress styles. It is featured with a tight fitting bodice with boning and a full skirt. If you want to know how it looks like, you can think Scarlett O’Hara or Cinderella. This style will be very perfect for the brides who want to have a fairy tale wedding. And it is ideally matched for traditional formal weddings. The silhouette pairs a fitted bodice with a full skirt and may be one piece or separates.
Ball gown wedding dresses usually come with many different necklines which combine with and sleeve lengths to create as many different looks as there are different weddings. One neckline style which is much liked is a strapless ball gown with opera length gloves. It is a stunningly dramatic gown. For the brides who prefer a simple elegant look, they can go with a floor length, off the shoulder dress with a V neck bodice.
The ball gown works harmoniously with a train because the skirt can balance the weight of a train. A bride can choose a cathedral length train or the more modest brush length train which will look wonderful with this style of wedding dress. The use of different fabrics will highlight different aspects of your dress. The usage of beading or lace will work well on the bodice, with a plain satin skirt that accentuates the upper body. A floating effect can be reached by using multiple layers of light fabric.
To support the structure, the volume of the ball gown needs a petticoat or crinoline. The applications of layers of organza, or tulle, can also support the skirt but with a slightly soft silhouette. If you are the brides who have slender or pear-shaped figures the ball gown is ideal for you. The full skirt will emphasize your waist and hide your lower body. If you have a large bust, this style will help to create the hourglass look.