The Best Ball Gown Wedding Dresses for Your Big Day

This silhouette brings the drama.
Off-the-shoulder ballgown with layers of pleated tulle skirt
Casey Clark
by Casey Clark
Updated Dec 30, 2022
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There's just something about a ball gown that immediately grabs attention. If you can't imagine getting married in anything other than a voluminous dress that deserves its own hashtag, you're in need of a ball gown. Fuller than an A-line dress, a ball gown has a fitted bodice and a voluminous skirt. Not only has this dramatic wedding dress silhouette never gone out of style, ball gowns are having a major moment, taking over the Bridal Fashion Week runways.

Ready to find the ball gown for you? There are hundreds of options out there that will give you the princess wedding dress of your dreams, whether you're searching for a formal lace gown à la Grace Kelly or a more whimsical look with an ethereal tulle skirt. Below, we've rounded up the best ball gown wedding dresses for every wedding style and budget.

If you're still looking for more, bridal salons can help you find your dream wedding dress with the help of trained professionals well-versed in wedding attire and accessories.

Elysee Georgiana Ball Gown

Ballgown with curved neckline, fitted bodice and detachable off-the-shoulder straps

This timeless wedding dress features a classic curved neckline, fitted bodice and detachable off-the-shoulder straps. Its smooth mikado fabric gives it an inherently formal feel, perfect for a black tie or black tie optional wedding.

Morilee Madeline Gardner Georgia Wedding Dress

Ballgown with sheer corset bodice with lace embellishments

This plus size wedding dress is all about romance. The dress features a sheer corset bodice with lace embellishments and a sparkle tulle skirt that shimmers from every angle. Just add floral drop earrings to complete the look.

Sincerity Bridal Pleated Off The Shoulder Ball Gown with Beaded Waist and Pockets

Ballgown with off-the-shoulder sleeves, plunging sweetheart neckline and beaded waistline

The off the shoulder sleeves, plunging sweetheart neckline and beaded waistline of this champagne ball gown give an otherwise classic bridal dress a special feel. Another plus? It has pockets, perfect for stashing wedding day essentials like your lipstick and phone.

Christina Wu Love Lace And Sparkle Tulle Ball Gown With Detachable Sleeves

Lace ballgown with a wide scoop neck, fitted bodice and off the shoulder sleeves

A lace stunner with a wide scoop neck, fitted bodice and off the shoulder sleeves, this ball gown works for every body type. And, the backless silhouette makes for an exit that is just as grand as your entrance.

Adore By Justin Alexander Ashlyn Organza Ball Gown with Plunging Sweetheart Neckline

Beaded organza ballgown with lace sleeves and corset

A beaded organza dress gives you the best of both worlds thanks to detachable lace sleeves: Put them on for a more formal look during your ceremony and then remove them for a strapless silhouette for your reception or after party.

Casablanca Bridal Macy Gown

Mikado long sleeve ball gown

Made entirely from mikado fabric, this long sleeve ball gown wedding dress channels Meghan Markle's iconic wedding day look. The 100-inch train makes a stunning statement—and is an undeniably great photo op. Pair with an undone updo to play up this gown's regal vibe.

Kittychen Margot Gown

Floral lace ballgown with illusion lace long sleeves

Available in both straight and plus sizes, this gown is designed with illusion lace long sleeves for a more full coverage look. And if the intricate floral lace fabric isn't romantic enough, the elegant chapel length train should do the trick

Sincerity Bridal Strapless Mikado Ball Gown with Cuffed Straight Neckline

Mikado ballgown with cuffed straight necklace

This strapless ball gown made of mikado fabric is sure to stand the test of time. An elegant cuffed straight necklace gives this look an extra polished feel. Psst: It also has pockets!

Morilee by Madeline Gardner Fatima Wedding Dress

Strapless ballgown with beaded embellishments, embroidered lace appliqués and tulle skirt

Give a nod to a bygone era with this Renaissance-inspired strapless ball gown with detachable blouson sleeves. Beaded embellishments, frosted embroidered lace appliqués and an airy tulle skirt add to this style's romantic factor.

Olivia Bottega Princess Lace Off-the-Shoulders Wedding Dress Charlotte

Traditional ball gown with off-the-shoulder cap sleeves

Channel your inner princess in this traditional ball gown with off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. The whole dress is covered with beautiful lace patterns, embellished with beads and sequins that give it a frosted appearance.

JLM Couture Francesca Avila Alondra Bridal Gown

Ballgown with ruched, straight across neckline, sheer blouson sleeves and sparkle tulle fabric

There's so much to love about this ethereal ball gown wedding dress with a distinctly old world feel. The ruched, straight across neckline, sheer blouson sleeves and glittery sparkle tulle fabric are the stuff bridal fashion dreams are made of.

Tara Keely By Lazaro Sasha Gown

Ballgown with off the shoulder sleeves, floral print and high front slit

Think you have to sacrifice showing off a killer pair of shoes to wear a ball gown wedding dress? Think again. This Tara Keely gown has off the shoulder sleeves and a pretty floral print—plus a sky-high slit that allows you to show some leg.

Amare Couture Emilia Gown

Tulle ballgown with embroidered and beaded bodice

You'll feel like Cinderella at the ball with this voluminous gown made from layers and layers of tulle. A lavishly embroidered and beaded bodice lends just the right amount of sparkle, while a detachable, oversize bow is fashion-forward finishing touch.

Avery Austin Lace And Satin Ball Gown Wedding Dress With Pockets

Satin ballgown with bateau neckline and off the shoulder sleeves

Sometimes less is more. The crisp bateau neckline and gorgeous off the shoulder sleeves of this satin ball gown make for an utterly elegant look that's an instant classic. Just add pearl studs for a totally timeless effect.

Stella York Floral Lace Wedding Dress With Plunging V-Neckline

Ballgown with swirling lace patterns, plunging v-neck and sheer cutouts

A beautiful ball gown silhouette that's available in both straight and plus sizes is perfect for the fun and flirty vibe. A timeless ball gown silhouette is given a fashion-forward update with swirling lace patterns and sheer cutouts. Its plunging v-neckline and intricate lace details make this dress a serious showstopper.

Lillian West Illusion Bodice Tulle Ball Gown with Spaghetti Straps

Ballgown with illusion bodice, sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps and sequin appliqués

Calling all boho brides. This light and airy ball gown has it all: an illusion bodice, sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, sequin appliqués and a v-back. It's paired with a removable jacket with blouson sleeves for an even more romantic look.

Justin Alexander Signature Pleated Tulle Ball Gown With Ruffle Skirt And Detachable Straps

Off-the-shoulder ballgown with layers of pleated tulle skirt

Fashionistas, this one's for you. Make a statement on your wedding day with this off-the-shoulder wedding dress with luscious layers of pleated tulle. The unlined corset bodice features exposed boning for an extra-bold touch, and gives this frothy gown a gorgeous shape.

Christina Wu Tulle A-Line Ball Gown In Ivory

Tulle ballgown with floral embellishments and three dimensional butterflies

We envision this floral ball gown embellished with three dimensional butterfly and flower appliques at a dreamy outdoor wedding. Sparkle tulle underlay will catch the light beautifully, while the scoop neckline with spaghetti straps is right on trend.

Sincerity Bridal Portrait Off the Shoulder Neckline Clean Ball Gown

Satin ball gown with an off the shoulder neckline, chapel length train, and pockets

Looking for a wedding day look that will never go out of style? We've got you covered. This satin ball gown features a portrait off the shoulder neckline and chapel length train. Another plus? It has pockets!

Moonlight Couture Wedding Gown with Cascades and Swarovski Crystals

Sweetheart ball gown with layered tulle skirt

Shine bright like a diamond on your wedding day with this sweetheart ball gown with layered tulle skirt. The bodice features re-embroidered lace appliques adorned with sparkling sequins, Swarovski crystals, rhinestones, pearls, and bugle beads, while seed beads drip down over the natural waist and onto the top skirt. Style this dress with crystal earrings to accentuate its shimmer.

Blue by Enzoani Peggy Gown

Mikado ballgown draped one-shoulder neckline

Classic with a stylish twist, this dress is perfect for the modern bride. Made from mikado fabric, its overall clean aesthetic can't be beat. The draped one-shoulder neckline is totally on trend and will flatter your neck and shoulders.

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