Make your fairytale wedding come to life with a ball gown style wedding dress!
Among the not-so-real celebrities who have worn a ball gown style wedding dress are Walt Disney’s princesses, “Cinderella” and Aurora from “The Sleeping Beauty” among a host of others who have enthralled every bride since her childhood days. These beautiful memories from childhood of fairy tale weddings, dainty glass slippers and sparkling tiaras, not to mention, a larger than life ball gown which fits like a glove, can all come true, beginning with the selection of the perfect dress for the bride to-be.
A typical ball gown style wedding dress has a very full skirt which is what gives it its fairytale appeal. This look is suitable for most women barring those who are very short. Given the heaviness of the dress, an inbuilt crinoline or similar support garment which must be worn under the gown in order to support its weight, so be aware that the entire ensemble will be very heavy and might get uncomfortable if worn for long periods of time. Usually those who do elect to wear a ball gown style wedding dress on their special day have another dress to wear after the formal ceremony is over.
Ball gown style wedding dresses are attention-grabbers and statement makers. They are both, beautiful to look at as well as difficult to maintain. What makes a ball gown wedding gown truly stand out is in the way it moves. This is where the bombast comes in as a saving grace from all those cumbersome heavy hoops which were previously used to help the gown maintain it’s balloon-like. The bombast came into existence in the 50’s and is a lightweight but sturdy support garment which is worn under the gown to help it maintain its large bell shape. It reduces the weight of the gown and makes it comfortable for the bride to sit in while wearing the gown.
Tall, slender or curvy brides will look ethereal and regal in these ball gown style wedding dresses. The top half can either be corset style with puffed or cap sleeves, or have an illusion neckline with lace overlays. The options when it comes to customizing your fairytale ball gown wedding dress are endless.
For the bride who is on the shorter side of the scale, ball gown style wedding dresses are not impossible, as the right customization and cuts will result in a figure-flattering look which is equally elegant and ethereal. In the case of shorter brides, it is advisable to wear a short bombast and a slightly asymmetrical gown with a lightly detailed corset top. This will provide the balloon like bottom half which is typical of a ball gown, and will also include the delicate, hourglass-like top half.
Ball gown style wedding dresses have the ability to make every grown bride’s childhood dream of being the ultimate princess bride, come true. While it is true that this style is less comfortable to wear and maintain, the popular saying about “no pain no gain” could apply for one’s special day!
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