For the ultimate in bridal romance, with just a hint of drama, ballgown wedding dresses are perfect for the bride looking to make a lasting impression on her wedding day. Inspired by classic romance, ballgown wedding dresses feature full, voluminous skirts draped in soft tulle or sophisticated satin. Every bride should feel like a princess on her wedding day, and our collection of ballgowns is sure to spark your own bridal fairytale.

a-line vs ballgown wedding dress blog header - D3631 by Essense of Australia

A-Lines vs Ballgowns: Which Should You Choose?

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lace ballgown wedding dress with off the shoulder straps - LE1216 by Martina Liana Luxe

Ballgown vs. Princess Wedding Dresses

These captivating silhouettes exhibit distinctive differences, despite their seeming resemblance at a glance.

blush sparkling ballgown wedding dress - 7633 by Stella York

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lace backless mermaid wedding dress - D3379 by Essense of Australia

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Common Questions

What is a ballgown wedding dress?

A ballgown wedding dress is fitted at the bodice and flares out at the waist. A ballgown has the most voluminous skirt out of all the wedding dress silhouettes. Find out more about ballgowns and other silhouettes here.

What is a princess wedding dress?

A princess wedding dress is typically characterized as a voluminous A-line or ballgown with many sparkly embellishments, sequins and beading – picture Cinderella! Princess wedding dresses are usually modeled after classic and royal elements, perfect for the bride invoking a fairytale wedding on her big day. What other time do you get the chance to wear a formal ballgown?

What to wear under a ballgown wedding dress?

A ballgown is the most forgiving wedding dress silhouette. You can work with your seamstress to sew in additional bust cups for your comfort or check out our shapewear resources.

Can petite brides wear ballgowns?

Some petite or shorter brides may think that a ballgown will be overwhelming on a small frame, but if a ballgown wedding dress is your dream, do not let that stop you from going to a bridal salon and trying a variety of dresses on. Ordering the right size or a special hem with the proper alterations, such as removing a couple of layers of tulle, your dreams can be realized!