Where has all the ball gowns gone to?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4936 posts
Honey bee

BerniceK :  I didn’t do a ballgown but I came to say your dress is amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 3
28 posts

I think maybe ballgowns are becoming “dated”. Not that there is anything wrong with a ballgown but styles change with the time. I think at least from my experience and posts that sheath type dresses and NOT strapless dresses and becoming more popular. But don’t worry about what’s in style or whatnot it is your dress on your day and it looks beautiful!! 

Post # 4
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I am also a ballgown fan! Won’t be dress shopping for another year or so, but I plan on trying some on then, and would not be surprised at all if I went with a ballgown. As for why they’re not currently popular, it’s simply due to trends changing. I can bet you in another 20 years, shealth dresses won’t be the popular style, but something else will be. Don’t let this discourage you!

I am also a fan of straps on wedding dress, simply because I went to junior prom with a strapless gown, and then went senior prom with a dress with straps, and it was so much better not having to continually pull my neckline back up throughout the night. 

Here’s some links to some of my favorite ballgown styles – 






Post # 7
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969 - City, State

Your dress is gorgeous! The ballgown is so classic with a veil and a fluffy, full bouquet. I chose a mermaid but if a ballgown did not swallow me up I would honestly have a tough time deciding between the 2 silhouttes. 

Post # 8
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I opted for a sheath dress because I’m very petite and I kind of got lost in the ballgowns I tried on, but I do think they’re beautiful and feel more “bridal” than the dress I went with. Styles change, trends come and go, but ballgowns are classic. Enjoy your gorgeous dress!

Post # 9
112 posts
Blushing bee

I never considered ball gowns prior to actually visiting a salon, but loved how bridal they made me feel, so I have a one that I’m still considering. I think a lot of people these days go with something more form fitting, and that might be why there are fewer ballgowns. I’ve been killing it at the gym, so I want to show off all of my hard work with something that shows of a little more.

Post # 10
13 posts
  • Wedding: July 2018

I feel bridal only in a ballgown so ended up getting one ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m all an all the ball gown ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ in fact, mine is upstairs safely stored in my closet waiting for my big day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Post # 13
395 posts
Helper bee

Love the dress!  Is it a Vera Wang – White collection. I know I have seen it somewhere before:)


It is very nice. I think ball gowns will always be in the big issue with them is do they fit the venue. Some people don’t care but there is a certain formality about them usually.  A guy in a vest looks in my opinon underdressed with such a dress.  And if you have a small wedding it looks too much – I think one teacher put it – you are going for an intimate affair but the skirt of the dress is pushing people away so it is a contradiction.   Though my adage of the bride and groom are always right – but have to live with the consequences sometimes a ball gown is just too formal or big for certain situations.  At least aesthetically.  

Post # 14
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Love it!!

I was all about the ball gown when I married the first time super young and I never felt more beautiful than that day. Iสปm contemplating it this time but I donสปt wanna be a faux pas so weสปll see.

You wonสปt regret it, so timeless and beautiful!

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