Princess Wedding Dresses You'll Want to Live In

There's a special place in our hearts for ballgowns.
by Andrea fowler

There's just something about a ballgown that transports you to a magical land of Swarovski crystals, Italian tulle and rainbows. 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 ballgown.

Ballgown styles can range from crystal-clad glam to ethereal elegance and everywhere in between. When you're shopping for a dress, keep in mind that with everything that goes into making this kind of gown (think: layers of fabric, boning, embellishments) they can be a bit heavy, so make sure you pick a dress you can wear comfortably all night long. 

  1. Crystal Bodice With A-Line Tulle Skirt

    Haley Paige light blue wedding gown
    Artistrie Co.
  2. Strapless Sweetheart Neckline With a Peplum Skirt

    Wedding ballgown by Lazaro
    822 Weddings
  3. Strapless Lace Ballgown With Tulle Overlay

    Vera Wang bridal ballgown
    Ira Lippke Studios

    Gown by Vera Wang

  4. Lace Bodice With a Crystal Belt

    Theia Couture tulle wedding gown
    Loren Routhier

    Gown by Theia Couture

  5. Ivory Stripped Organza

    Hayley Paige wedding gown
    Laura Murray Photography
  6. Strapless Sweetheart Gown With a Textured Skirt

    Oscar de la Renta sweetheart strapless wedding ballgown
    Robert and Kathleen Photographers​​
  7. A-Line Ballgown With DIY Straps

    Boho ballgown with DIY beaded straps
    Robyn Van Dyke Photography
  8. Dramatic A-Line Ballgown

    A-line Ines de Santo wedding ballgown
    Annamarie Akins Photography
  9. Strapless Ballgown With an Off-the-Shoulder Bolero

    Jinwang A-line wedding ballgown with an off-the-shoulder bolero
    Clane Gessel Photography
  10. Lace and Tulle Layers

    Stella York bridal ballgown with tulle and lace overlay
    Audrey Rose Photography

    Gown by Stella York

  11. Strapless Sweetheart With a Textured Bodice

    Wedding gown by Vera Wang​
    Dana Goodson Photography
  12. Ruched Bodice Detail

    Strapless sweetheart wedding ballgown by Amsale
    Paige Jones Photography

    Gown by Amsale

  13. Embellished Bodice With Fill A-Line Tulle Skirt

    Dennis Basso wedding gown
    Jessica Maida Photography
  14. Beach Ballgown

    Custom Reem Acra wedding gown
    Ron B. Willson Photography

    Custom gown by Reem Acra

  15. Sweetheart Neckline With Detachable Straps

    Wedding ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and detachable straps
    Graham Terhune Photography
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