Best Princess & Ball Gown Wedding Dresses for 2022
What is a Princess Wedding Dress?
Princess and ball gown wedding dresses are the most classic styles of all time, and now they are taking over in a whole new way! So, you’ve either been lusting over a princess or ball gown style since you can remember – maybe you love the look but not sure it’s quite your thing, or it’s your mums dream for you to wear a princess wedding dress on your big day. Let’s face it, when do you ever wear a princess dress or ball gown, and how do you really know it’s for you?
Princess wedding dresses have come a long way over the years, but what is it that really defines a princess wedding dress? Is it the shape, style, fabric, or a combination of these? Princess wedding dresses are most widely known for their dramatic silhouette with a full voluminous aline- or ball gown skirt. They are the epitome of romance and femininity. A structured bodice emphasises and draws in the waistline, making it appear smaller compared to the oversized skirt. Usually made with multiple layers, the skirt fabric can be structured or soft and floaty, depending on the design. If it still isn’t enough, a hoop will add extra volume to the skirt and that va-va-voom!
We have collated all the best bits about the trendiest princess and ball gown wedding dresses this year. Read on to find out the reasons why we are obsessed with princess and ball gown wedding dresses, along with our top dress picks featuring our stunning KWH brides.
Why Choose a Princess or Ballgown Wedding Dress for Your Wedding Day
Who doesn’t want to be super comfortable with no worries on their wedding day – just sipping champagne with no care in the world? This is one of the reasons princess and ball gown wedding dresses are a popular go-to. They allow you to move freely and unrestricted, oh yes, and another great perk is you won’t need to worry about little things like, what underwear will I wear? Not to mention they are so fun to twirl in!
Princess and ball gown wedding dresses are considered one of the most flattering wedding dress styles, which we all want. Especially on pear-shaped brides, it will eventuate how small you are on top, also. On taller brides, they look fantastic! If you are unsure what shape will suit your body, we recommend starting with a princess or ball gown wedding dress and see how you go; you might be surprised! Stylist tip – be open-minded and don’t rule it out before you try it. This wedding dress style is universally flattering for almost any bride, but if you want to know more about your body shape and a style that would suit you, check out our silhouette guide.
If you are after a timeless gown, you will be swooning over princess and ball gown wedding dresses for the years to come, combining both traditional and modern design elements. We have departed from the standard lace ball gown wedding dress and elevated the look using luxurious twill satin material for a simple classic bridal style.
Another reason we absolutely love princess or ball gown wedding dresses is because they are so different from what you ever usually get the chance to wear. I mean there is just something so special about a dramatic full skirt and when best to wear one – then your wedding day! There is nothing more fitting than a princess or ball gown wedding dress if you are after a true fairytale wedding.
Are you dying to now try one of our BESPOKE pieces that will make you want to dance, book an appointment now with our talented stylist who will help find the perfect princess wedding dress made just for you.
Famous people in princess or ball gown wedding dress
Who can think of anyone with a more iconic wedding dress than Princess Diana? It was one of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time. The 80s fairytale wedding was deemed “the wedding of the century”. Her dress may not be something we would all choose today but it was a true princess dress in all aspects. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanual it was made with ivory silk taffeta, antique lace, hand-embellished with sequins and 10,000 pearls with a train over 7.5 meters long – now that’s a train! Some other celebrities we know who chose to wear a princess or ball gown wedding dress on their big day include; Anne Hathaway (2012) wore a custom-made Valentino bridal gown. Miranda Kerr (2016) wore an Haute Couture Dior gown inspired by Grace Kelly. Serena Williams (2017) wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown for her fairytale wedding. A princess or ball gown wedding dress could just be ‘the one’ for you too!
Now, what to wear with your ballgown wedding dress?
Like Cinderella, now it’s time to find your perfect fit for your wedding day shoes. Some things to consider when choosing your wedding day shoes are to firstly find your dress, research your options, stick to your style, consider your venue and don’t forget about comfort! If you’re wondering what shoes to wear with a princess or ball gown wedding dress, you’re in luck you have endless options. To be honest, your shoes won’t be very noticeable with a big skirt that falls to the ground – your dress will be the star of the show! Don’t get me wrong we all still want beautiful wedding shoes, but you can get away with a lower more comfortable shoe and your feet will thank you for it. Go with a heel style and height you can manage, test them out and if you can’t stand in them for at least an hour, they are not for you! We absolutely love Chaos and Harmony’s Bridal Collection with a variety of modern styles and cute colours made with comfort in mind and adore that they can be worn again, their shoes will look perfect with a ballgown wedding dress.