Where has all the ball gowns gone to?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I love my ballgown. Can’t wait to wear it in just a few weeks! I tried on other shapes of dresses but kept going back to the ballgown as well. IMG_3887

Post # 18
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I had a ball gown and loved it! Here are a few pics. 

Post # 19
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

When I went dress shopping, I tried on one of each style. I could not do the ball gown. Basically it was insanely heavy. I just really could not move in it in the bridal shop. I couldn’t imagine carrying that thing around all night. lol 

Post # 20
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I loved my ball gown! Though I thought it was more aline when i bought it it was bigger than i realised on the day when out of the wedding dress shops room! haha Didn’t care though i just had to ankle swipe a few people with my dress as i went past laughing Sleuth and mermaid suited me well, but I wasn’t comfortable, and I don’t wear dresses or skirts! Husband hasn’t ever seen me in a dress or skirt in 10 years we’ve been together! 

Sorry if the photos are big! Can’t seem to resize them!

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Post # 21
94 posts
Worker bee

Mori Lee 2887.

I never thought I’d go ballgown…my body shape is a veryyyy distinct pear (32B & 37 inch hips with a 27in waist), mermaids and trumpets looked awkward on me so I knew I needed aline.

I really did not want a formal dress but after hitting up BHLDN and hating all their boho chic dresses, I went to a standard dress boutique and ended up falling in love with a ballgown. Looking back, I’m glad my Maid/Matron of Honor and best friend urged me to try te formal dresses on… our venue was a country club with a very dramatic staircase and formal ballroom so my dress was perfect. 

Post # 22
392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

I am still not sure if my dress is a ball gown! I bought an A line, but was super big on me, so after a lot of alterations and the biggest, poofiest petticoat Rosa Clara had to offer my dress came out as “ballgowny” as my small frame could handle! 

I love, love ballgowns!!! A-lines where the only other types of dresses I tried on, but I love poofy big dresses, is the only day you will get to wear something like that!! 






I loved my dress!! Even after bustle, even after dancing until 3 AM when I was tired of its weight and very sweaty, I just loved it! And would wear it again!! 



Sorry for posting so may pics!!!and btw, your dress is breathtaking!! How are you accessorizing it? 

Post # 23
2928 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I don’t post real pictures of me but here is my dress.


It did not have a train so it was very light and easy to wear all day.  I loved how the skirt swirled around when I danced.

Post # 24
977 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Just wanted to say that I lovee your dress OP! I didn’t wear a ballgown but I love them.

Post # 25
431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Here was my A-line ballgown. It was light and airy and I loved it. Silk dupioni was to die for and so fun to wear. Only thing that wasn’t great is the straps were too loose. 

Post # 26
46 posts

I’d always figure I’d end up with a ballgown! The more fitted dress styles just didn’t do it for my body or style. I found my Hayley Paige and just knew a ballgown was for me smile

Post # 27
101 posts
Blushing bee

I haven’t tried on any dresses yet but always thought a ball gown wouldn’t suit me…(although there is this one Lazaro that I’d die for…) but they are such a bridal classic!! 

Your dress is stunning OP!!

Post # 28
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’m wearing a ballgown! This is from my first fitting (don’t mind the plastic wrap that’s covering the beading!)

Post # 29
6502 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Ballgowns are such a classic wedding silhouette that they will never be “dated”, IMO. Additionally, there are only so many shapes a dress can have, so ballgown, A-line, trumpet, mermaid, sheath and other slight modifications to those are more or less it as far as long dresses go. One type may gain in popularity at times, much like engagement ring styles, but that doesn’t mean the others are dated or should not be worn. I wore a ballgown (admittedly, a while ago), and looking back I still wouldn’t have chosen a different silhouette.

Post # 30
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: My church and Florian Park

I feel like my dress is inbetween an a line and ball gown! 

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