Updated: May 26, 2022
Are you a bride who absolutely loves drama and you’re eager to make a style statement, then you might have your eye on ballgown and A-line wedding dresses styles! The fitted bodices, glamorous details and voluminous skirts make these silhouettes a bride-favorite, and they’ve been around for decades! So lets take a minute to learn about the differences between the two styles and then decide whether you’re an A-Line lover or a ballgown bride:
The Quintessential wedding dresses are the ballgowns, a princess dress for any bride that pictures her big day like a real-life fairytale. The large, full skirts are accompanied by fitted corset bodices. Ballgowns are a top choice among brides-to-be as they flatter a variety of body types. Slender and pear-shaped shoppers tend to pick this silhouette based on the style’s ability to highlight the waist and veils the lower half of your body. Choose this style if you’re planning a glamorous ballroom wedding reception or traditional church ceremony. Keep in mind that with such a full gown, you may need some extra assistance when using the restroom or taking the stairs.
Our best-loved ballgowns:
Modern minimalism turns up the volume on this fun, flirty and feminine stunner from Miss Stella York. A very modern statement, a curved V-neckline and thin straps complement the wide waistband of the matte Mikado bodice, flattering the shape. The silhouette then falls into a larger-than-life ballgown skirt of tiered tulle—each layer crafted with a special horsehair banding to maintain structure and weightlessness, so each piece comes to life with movement at your every turn!
Style 7194 is made for the modern bride with a flirty side. This plus-size wedding dress pairs a timeless ballgown silhouette with swirling lace patterns for a classic bridal look with a twist. The plunging V-neckline features gorgeous lace for a classic but textured effect, with expert design and subtle illusion tulle providing secure comfort and structure for the plus-size bride.
Sparkly ballgown with glitter tulle. Dreaming of a classic, sparkling ballgown with a boho twist? You’ve come to the right dress. This utterly romantic yet modern wedding dress from Stella York is truly of another world! The sheer organza bodice is layered with flourishing organic laces and rich, shimmering sequins
Sometimes an A-line wedding dresses is confused with their frenemy, the ballgown, because both exude volume. The A-line is much more fitted at the hips, but gradually flares out from the waistline to the train. It shows a more natural shape that resembles a capital “A.” This style also works very well with a variety of necklines, fabrics and trains! The A-line gowns are slightly easier to move around in because of the more relaxed skirt. You can pair this gown with heels or comfortable footwear as the long skirt will most likely cover your feet. A-line gowns are appropriate for any wedding venue and theme; our brides choose this style for simple backyard barbecues, grand skyscraper ceremonies and everything in between because it’s such a versatile silhouette!
Some of our favorite A-line gowns:
Sweetheart off the shoulder wedding dress.
Dreamy romance comes alive in Style 7332. For a subtly boho bridal look, this wedding dress pairs a sweetheart neckline with a soft A-line silhouette to create a flowing, breezy effect. Beautiful lace embellishments adorn the bodice, with vintage-inspired linear lace patterns framing the floral details.
Garden beauties, meet your match. This wedding gown from Stella York has it all for the botanical-inspired princess bride! With an overall lightweight feel, this gown offers a modern alternative to traditional lace styles. The sweetheart neckline is youthful and feminine on its own as a strapless style.
For the classic romantic at heart, plus-size Style 7169 is your dream come true. Floral laces shower throughout this subtly voluminous silhouette of tulle and Regency Organza, making a distinctly striking statement over the optional illusion long sleeves which create a tattoo effect over the arms.
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