The Return of Regal: A Round-Up of Our Favorite Bridal Ballgowns

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Despite form-fitting shapes and mermaid cuts having a major moment in recent years, designers and brides alike have been making their way back to the aesthetic ad silhouettes of time’s past; the coveted princess gown.

With its fantastical shape and innate whimsy, the ball gown is perfect for brides looking to remain classic and timeless in approach to their bridal style. However, dependent on design, the ball gown can also embody a cutting edge spirit for the ore fashion forward bride . The overarching beauty of the resurgence of the ball gown dress is Women discovering its new found versatility no longer limiting a sense the undeniable sense regal-ness to the traditional bride. Today we see designers and bridal re-inventing the ball gown designs for every aesthetic in mind.

Check out 11 of our favorite designer ball gown picks below now!

“LUCIENNE” by Vera Wang

This lace heavy, corseted ball gown is perfect for the modern bride who still respects the classics and whimsy of ballgowns and bridal trends past. It’s both timeless and on trend with the times of today with its dramatic skirt and lace appliqués throughout complete with “pick-up” folds at its back.

Image by Vera Wang.

“CLAIRE” by Justin Alexander

This gown is ideal for the bride who’s looking to express her fun and playful side while remaining true to her bridal gown dreams. The textured Mille-Feuille skirt provides a sense of personality to the ballgown silhouette and the low, V-neck cut on the bodice adds a slight addition of sex appeal.

Image by Justin Alexander.

“LEITH” by Danielle Frankel

This silk taffeta gown is not for the faint of heart. With it’s extravagant neckline that boasts a dramatic bowed, deep-cut neckline, cinched waist and voluminous skirt, “Leith” provides the perfect sense of drama and style for the bride looking to make a splash.

Image by Danielle Frankel.

“ALERA” by Sottero & Midgley

The “Alera” Gown by Sottero & Midgley is both classic in silhouette while remaining modern in cut. Coming in an inclusive size range, the dress which is complete with satin fabric and a stunning ivory hue, this dress is simply sublime.

Image by Sottero and Midgley.

“MB6107” by Mary’s Bridal

If you’re a bride that leans on the more conservative and modest side but are also not looking to compromise on style and fashion-forward designs, check out this gown by Mary’s Bridal. This Mikado gown features a straight-across neckline with a cinched waist and dramatically voluminous skirt that also comes with an equally dramatic, detachable wide cut shawl.

Image by Mary’s Bridal.

“TYVEISIYA” by Olivia Bottega

This bold and eccentric yet classic and timeless gown by Olivia Bottega is ideal for the bride looking for all those sentiments and more in a wedding gown. Featuring a soft tulle skirt to match the soft-tulle, see-through balloon sleeves; this dress is perfect for the bride seeking a bold design with romance and whimsy stitched in.

Image by Olivia Bottega.

“MARCELLE” by Vera Wang

A more tamed approach to the ball gown silhouette, the “Marcelle” gown by Vera Wang is made for the fashion-forward bride who is seeking a chic cut and subtle yet powerful design. In off-white mikado, this dress features sexy, geometric cutouts at the waist and Chantilly lace on the neckline, sleeve, and entire back for added sexiness.

Image by Vera Wang.

“JPB878” by Jenny Packham

This embellished tulle gown is for the bride with the ethereal aesthetic in mind for her special day. With a deep V-neck neckline and capped sleeves, this gown can be pulled off on any shape or body type. And its ivory white hue is perfect for a bride searching for a touch of modernity.

Image by Jenny Packham.

“VENDELA” by Azazie

The “Vendela” gown by Azazie gives Italian vibes. Both romantic and chic in design, the gown features multiple star focal points including it’s off-the-shoulder neckline with puffy tulle sleeves, a thin belted skirt, and exquisite boning for the most sublime of fits.

Image by Azazie.

“LOLA” by ASOS Edition

Not only is this gown on the affordable end of the spectrum but made exclusively to cater to the body of the curvaceous woman. It carries drama and class with its off-the-shoulder, deep V-neck neckline and its kick slit provides just a touch of sexiness to add a little spice.

Image by ASOS.

“CWG833” by Oleg Cassini

This gown is just as traditional as it is modern-making it perfect for a bride looking to honor both styles. From its stunning theme of lacy floral appliqués to its illustrious beading and metallic overlay; this dress is nothing short of stunning.

Image by David’s Bridal.

Written by Fashion Writer, Kennedi LéShea.

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