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New York Bride & Co. Presents Our Favorite Ballgown Wedding Dresses

Morilee, style Kali: This illusion high neckline and satin bodice is on trend with 2018’s top wedding dress designs. Flowing organza breathes movement into every inch of this decadent ballgown. Intricate beading, ruffles and embroidery add texture and sparkle. Zipper back closure. Available colors: Ivory/White. Available sizes: 0-28.

It is nearly impossible to pick just three amazing ballgowns out of our entire selection to highlight, but the dresses in this post are certainly worth the attention. These gorgeous designs present the famous ballgown silhouette in a variety of ways. Plus, each of these exquisitely lavish dresses has unique features to celebrate. Are you a ballgown type of gal? Continue reading to discover if this style is your ideal:

Do classic styles resonate with you?

If your style leans toward a more classic or timeless aesthetic, we suggest ballgown or A-line style wedding dresses. Ballgowns are your typical “princess” dresses with full skirts that nip in at the waist. A-line gowns can be very similar to ballgowns, but A-lines typically don’t have as much volume in the skirt. Both of these silhouettes have that classic beauty feel to them that everyone loves. Second Dance discusses more wedding dress styles to help you find your dream dress.


Allure Bridals, Romance Collection style 3112: Glide down the aisle with this silky soft Mikado skirt and plunging Lace and English Net. Harmoniously balanced, the intricately designed bodice enhances the sleek beauty of the full ballgown. Available colors: Diamond White/Nude/Silver, Almond/Ivory/Nude/Silver, and Ivory/Nude/Silver. Available sizes: 2-32.

Trying On Ballgowns, A Lesson In Proportion

New York Bride & Co. invites brides and bridal parties to pop in without an appointment and shop with ease. Seeing the way different gown styles enhance your assets or swallow you whole is a key part of the dress selection process. It can be shocking to have your heart set on a style you saw advertised, only to actually try it on and feel like “Ugh!” Trust us, this experience is all too common. Our seasoned and talented bridal consultants can help you navigate through the sea of choices.

One thing they’ll tell you is your frame plays a major part in determing which wedding dress styles are most becoming. Discover more below:

Ballgown or Princess Style

The Ballgown wedding dress is classic princess style, featuring a nipped in waist with a very large and voluminous skirt. The skirt usually features plenty of underskirts and tulle below to keep the shape, so can be quite heavy.

If you’re going to wear a ballgown make sure you have a great corset on top to help you support the dress, and also to give you a good bust (if you need any help, or control it if you don’t!). The ballgown is like the hourglass in overdrive so looking flat on top will make it look unbalanced.

Petite ladies should avoid ballgowns in general, as the skirts are so huge they will make you look smaller and can overwhelm you. Ballgowns are great for mid-height or taller brides who can carry all the volume in the skirt. One Fab Day offers a great breakdown of wedding dress styles to help you find your best shape.


Kenneth Winston, style 1745: This dramatic ballgown offers a unique flair against a traditional silhouette. Delightfully embroidered Lace/English Net/Organza flow in soft layers, achieving total romance from top to bottom. Available colors: Champagne/Silver (pictured above), White/Silver and Ivory/Silver. Available sizes: 2-28.

Bring Your Entourage and Let’s Go Shopping!

We are thrilled to offer brides a magical selection of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses to satisfy every taste and budget. We have been in the business of helping bridal parties secure their dream dresses for a long time.

Are you wondering now if a ballgown is your best wedding dress style? Read more about the pros and cons below:

The Ball Gown, Full Skirt or Ballerina

There is no doubt that the bride who chooses this gown is a romantic bride. It’s a very dramatic can be very Cinderella-like. It’s fitted through the waist and flares out through the bottom. Ball gowns are often stuffed with fabrics such as tulles, satin or anything that can give fullness to the dress.


The ball gown will work for you if you’re slim-hipped and fuller in the bust area. The fuller skirt will balance out the top and bottom of the gown perfectly, and end up giving you that “fairytale” look that you probably want.


Petite and fuller figured brides may want to stay way from the ball gown as they tend to accentuate areas they may not feel are their best assets.

Petite girls would often disappear in ball gowns due to all the fabrics that make up the dress. Also consider avoiding a ball gown with too much beading, this can add too much detail to the dress thus accentuating the dress more than the wearer. Every bride wants a beautiful dress but not one that will upstage them on their own big day. Celebrity Style Weddings has some great pros and cons lists to help you learn more about different dress styles.

The best and simplest way to ensure that your look is perfect from head to toe is to shop at New York Bride & Co. You are certain to find your dream wedding gown among our vast selection of designer dresses. With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff of bridal consultants available every day to assist you, we are the premier wedding shop in Syracuse and the surrounding area.