Think wedding and the first thing that probably pops into your head is a huge ball gown. Why? The reason is simple: it grabs attention! Brides want to be the star of the show, and nothing screams showstopper like an elegant ball gown. But is it the best style for you and your wedding?
What is a Ball Gown?
Think big, think spectacular, think princess. When it comes to ball gowns, big is usually better. But that’s not the only thing that sets this type of gown apart. Featuring a fitted bodice (often accentuated with intricate beading and lace), full skirts (big and beautiful) and tulle (lots and lots of tulle) — the traditional ball gown is designed to make an impact. For the bride who wants to get noticed, the ball gown is the way to go.
The Royal Treatment
Planning a royal-esque wedding requires the kind of dress that stands out. Ball gowns offer an amazing look that flatters almost any body shape. The fitted top is great for accentuating the waist, while that larger bottom helps to hide any lower body problems you would rather not showcase on your big day. Whether you are slender or curvy, the ball gown is a wonderful choice to show off all of your assets.
But is a ball gown always a good choice? Here are some things to consider when choosing your wedding dress.
Match Your Venue & Dress Style
Ball gowns offer a big impact, and work well in a more traditional setting like a large church or ballroom, but can become cumbersome for a beach or rustic wedding. Be sure that your dress matches your venue or you could risk looking out of place.
Fitting Your Body Shape
Ball gowns are flattering on many different body shapes. Tall, slender women, as well as pear-shaped ones, look especially good in this silhouette. Be careful if you are a shorter bride though because the width of a ball gown can make you look shorter.
Making an Entrance
If you want to make a real entrance, then a ball gown is what you want. The full skirt of this style has a big impact and can make the entire wedding look more regal and elegant.
Enjoying Your Day (Comfort Counts!)
Not every woman prefers the bulk and weight of a larger gown. Be sure to consider comfort when choosing a dress. Here’s one good thing about ball gowns you may not have considered: they usually hide your shoes so the bride who wears one can often be comfortable in a pair of flats, sneakers or even slippers!
Choosing the Perfect Dress
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