Silhouette Series: Belle of the Ball Gown

Beautiful brides come in every shape and size! However, it’s an unfortunate reality that not every dress style fits every bride. You want to be perfectly confident on your wedding day, secure in the knowledge that you look stunning in a wedding gown that fits and floats like a dream. Everyone says that you’ll know your perfect dress as soon as you try it on, but how can you find a gown that will accentuate your unique beauty? See how different dress silhouettes flatter your figure. In this series of blogs, we’ll cover the different types of gowns such as this week’s choice: the ball gown! 

Be the Belle of Your Ball

Ball gown styles are known to be full and dramatic, often containing layers of frilly or flowing fabric. This look begins with a fitted bodice that specifically complements ladies with a slender or pear-shaped figure. Selecting the right dress is all about flattering the bride’s figure — and many people aren’t truly aware of what the most flattering style is for their body type. That’s where having a trusted bridal retailer really makes a difference.

Ideal Body Shapes for Ball Gowns

If your waist is tiny, and you’re a bit heavier on the bottom than on top, a stunning, fitted, floor-length ball gown is the perfect choice. Taller brides are also able to carry off the additional fabric that comes with a more formal ball gown. However, shorter brides could potentially be overwhelmed by the yards and yards of material. It’s important to keep in mind the weather around your wedding and reception times as having extensive ribbing in the bodice could be itchy and painful if you swell up a tad in heat.

Ball gown styles are known to be full and dramatic, often containing layers of frilly or flowing fabric. This look begins with a fitted bodice that specifically complements ladies with a slender or pear-shaped figure.

Silhouette Guide

Considered a ‘love note to tradition’ by many designers, the ball gown has been used for hundreds of years for all types of occasions. The close-cut bodice draws the eye to your waistline while still balancing out a larger bust. The additional bustle and poof of material flows to the floor allowing you to float down the aisle like a dream. Many brides today are choosing to go with a custom created wedding dress that will fit exactly to their style and design needs. While off-the-rack dresses can be stunning, nothing makes you feel more like a princess than a wedding gown that was designed to flatter your exact proportions.

Whether you’re purchasing a gown that will require alternations (as nearly all of them do!) or designing a ball gown with the silhouette of your dreams, visit TK Bridal & Alterations of Atlanta. Our caring staff has over 30 years of experience making brides look their best on their special day. Contact us today at 404-943-0037 to book your initial consultation!

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