Ever since we watched Cinderella as children, we’ve been huge fans of the ballgown wedding dress. In fact, it’s one of our favourite silhouettes.
As classic as the fairy tales they stem from and 1950s Hollywood actresses that made them iconic (Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy), ballgowns will never go out of fashion and make the ultimate show-stopping wedding dress for brides who want to wow as they walk down the aisle.
Whether you’re looking for a strapless style, off-the-shoulder silhouette or long sleeve wedding dress, our award-winning wedding dress designer Veni has created a ballgown style for every season and bridal princess.
In this blog, we take a look at five very different favourites from our Ronald Joyce and Victoria Jane Spring 2022 collections to help inspire and inform you when choosing your perfect slim waist and huge skirt silhouette.
Our top ballgown wedding dress picks
If you’re an off-the-shoulder fan who dreams of channelling your inner Cinderella as you walk down the aisle, style 18619 is your perfect ballgown. This fairy-tale wedding dress has a full ballgown skirt, bateau off-the-shoulder neckline and a delicate diamante embellished belt complete with closed button back detailing - perfect for the fairy-tale fan.
Love a little sparkle and dream of walking down the aisle in a sparkly ballgown wedding dress? Style 69720 offers exquisite bead detailing on a sweetheart bodice and glitter tulle skirt and is available in ivory/ivory and ivory/silver for both the bold and traditional bride. Completing the stunning style is an intricately beaded off-the-shoulder sleeve, creating the most delicate illusion detailing.
For brides wanting a demure look for church and fun style afterwards, style 69726 is the perfect ballgown wedding dress thanks to detachable long sleeves. A cathedral train, plunging neckline, lace applique illusion sleeves, bridal buttons, embroidered flowers and glitter and lace tulle skirt create the ultimate show-stopping silhouette while a matching veil adds traditional bridal touches.
If your best asset is your upper body and you’re thinking of tying the knot on a spring or summer's day, style 18612 is an elegant ballgown dress with classic Mikado straps, a plunging illusion v-neckline and matching open back complete with contrasting glitter tulle and lace applique skirt.
Our final pick is a strapless ballgown wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline. Style 69709 is a beautiful lace and tulle bridal gown with an illusion bodice and V-shaped open back profile - perfect for the most feminine bride.
And, if you need a dress quickly, we also have a range of timeless ballgowns available on quick delivery with shorter lead times of 8-10 weeks instead of our standard 16 weeks. These popular picks are perfect for bridal princesses with looming nuptials and include style 18407 from our Victoria Jane collection and styles 68060, 69326, 69501, 69507, 69551 and 69611 from our Ronald Joyce collection.
We hope we’ve helped inform and inspire you to find your dream ballgown wedding dress so you can enjoy being a bridal princess on your big day. But if you’re not sure whether you can carry such a full skirt, we have plenty of A-line wedding dress options that are equally as stunning without such a voluminous silhouette.
Have fun wedding dress shopping!
Written by Lucinda Bell