Post # 1
Hello Fellow bees…
I love seeing all the amazing mermaids, fit and flare and A lines…that everyone is posting… I”m just wonder if the ballgown is no longer popular… I’m going with a ballgown and absolutely love it…
When I went shopping for a wedding gown, i tried on all the other styles but deep down I kept going back to the ballgown. Maybe that’s my old traditional way of thinking that wedding gowns should be big. What are your thoughts?
Where are my fellow ballgown bees? Are you out there? Post your photos!! Would love to see them!
Post # 2
BerniceK : I didn’t do a ballgown but I came to say your dress is amazing! 🙂 🙂
Post # 3
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
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 # 6
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
I went ball gown and have zero regrets. I was trying for an A-line, with ruching, no lace, and a sweetheart neckline, and a bra height back. I ended up with a ballgown, miles of skirt, some sparkle, v-neckline, some lace, and a lower back than I was considerng. https://www.morilee.com/product/bridal-wedding-dresses/moiselle-wedding-dress/
Post # 7
- 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
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
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
I feel bridal only in a ballgown so ended up getting one 🙂
Post # 11
Thanks for the feedback. Love seeing all your gowns/potential gowns… I found when I was looking that all the sheath dresses or A lines just didn’t measure up to what I considered to be bridal. I felt like they were more of a glorified evening gown. I wanted something that speaks bridal and i found the ballgown did it for me.
I’ve never really been one to follow fashion trends and I think that’s probably why I’m loving the ball gown. I think everyone is beautiful in their gowns. Congrats to all brides! 🙂
Keep those photos coming! 🙂
Post # 12
I’m all an all the ball gown 😍😍😍 in fact, mine is upstairs safely stored in my closet waiting for my big day 😍😍
Post # 13
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
I was all about the ball gown when I married the first time super young and I never felt more beautiful than that day. Iʻm contemplating it this time but I donʻt wanna be a faux pas so weʻll see.
You wonʻt regret it, so timeless and beautiful!
Post # 15
Chris4 : Thanks! It is a vera wang but not the white collection. Actually I did buy her ballgown from the white collection before coming across this one. This is from her Luxe Iconic collection called “Katherine”. Loving it after going through 100s of dresses.
Our venue is going to be on a cruise ship and I know it’ll be a little big but I figured to myself, it’s probably the only time I’ll ever do this so why not go big! 🙂 Can’t wait!
danakxox : I think it doesn’t matter anymore… I’ve read lots of people do ball gowns for destination beach weddings and they loved it. Just do whatever you want…. it’s your day afterall. Enjoy it!
PrincessShelly : ohhh would you have a photo to share? 🙂
bridetobecanada9 : Good to know i’m not the only one.
sweet844 : I’m chinese so I will have a chinese dress for the tea ceremony. That dress is more form fitting, so I guess in a sense I get the best of both worlds. What about getting yourself a reception dress that’s more form fitting?