Are you a ballgown bride? Want to feel like an absolute showstopper on your wedding day? We have the perfect collection of ballgown wedding dresses hand-selected for you!
Before we get into the fabulousness that is ballgown wedding dresses, take our Style Quiz to get a grasp on what you are truly looking for! This will help you narrow down your best fit depending on factors like aesthetic, price point, and wedding venue. Now, let’s jump in!
What are ballgown wedding dresses?
The amazing thing about ballgowns is that they can fit any aesthetic—from simple and chic to elevated boho, there is a ballgown for you! Ballgowns are known for how they fit beautifully in the bodice but voluminously in the skirt. Necklines and fabrics can vary, so your options are simply endless when it comes to ballgowns!
Ballgown Wedding Dresses: Norvinia and Norvinia Lynette by Sottero and Midgley
For our brides who want to embody all things royalty on their wedding day, consider Norvinia by Sottero and Midgley. This princess-inspired ballgown wedding dress perfectly represents all that is graceful, orderly, and sophisticated. Norvinia features sequin lace motifs over sparkle tulle, a sheer illusion lace bodice lined with organza, and a soft scoop neckline fit for a queen.
As if it couldn’t get better, this gorgeous style comes in three colorways, including black over champagne for an elevated, modern, royal vibe. Personalize this gown for your love story by adding buttons down the back or opting for its Sister Style Norvinia Lynette, which features an illusion lace bateau neckline and long sleeves.
Simple Ballgown: Selena by Maggie Sottero
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If simple is more your style, Selena by Maggie Sottero is a beautiful wedding ballgown. This style is constructed with Huron Mikado and features a gorgeous scoop neckline, square back neckline, and pockets—yes, pockets! Exciting, right?
This flattering satin ballgown wedding dress can also come with a strapless neckline for brides who love the strapless look. Looking for a more simple, elegant wedding dress inspo? Check out our blog!
Psst… How stunning does Selena look on this Real Bride?
Fairytale Ballgown: Harlem by Maggie Sottero
Harlem by Maggie Sottero is full of shimmer, shine, and fairytale vibes. This off-the-shoulder ballgown wedding dress is destined for the dance floor and features a sweetheart neckline, lace motifs with sequins over tulle, and a sheer lace bodice lined with organza. Personalize this style by:
- Changing the 2nd tulle layer to sparkle tulle
- Adding buttons down the back
- Opting for a fully lined bodice
- Opting for beading along the front and back necklines
Looking for more of a Disney princess look like this? Read our blog on Disney princess-inspired wedding dresses!
Ballerina-Inspired Gown: Zachary by Sottero and Midgley
Are you a modern Grace Kelly? Do you feel like elegantly dancing the night away at your reception? If this sounds like you, Zachary by Sottero and Midgley is the wedding ballgown for you.
This scoop-neck, sparkly gown features a stunning portrait neckline, beaded lace motifs over sequin Chantilly lace, a deep v-back, and illusion lace portrait sleeves. Extend the train for added drama or opt to shorten the train through personalization.
Modern Ballgown Wedding Dress: Vivien by Rebecca Ingram
Ballgown wedding dresses don’t get much more modern than Vivien by Rebecca Ingram. We’re obsessed with this beautiful square-neck ballgown and its simple skirt. Its ruched Nouvelle stretch satin bodice featuring a soft, scoop neckline pairs beautifully with its Nouvelle stretch satin and sparkle tulle skirt. In diamond white, this gown is guaranteed to shine on your wedding day.
Princess Ballgown Wedding Dress: Lettie by Rebecca Ingram
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Ethereal beauty is undeniable in princess ballgown Lettie by Rebecca Ingram. This floral lace bridal dress features a tiered tulle skirt with sequin lace motifs, a deep illusion v-neckline, a scoop back, delicately beaded spaghetti straps, and a lovely horsehair hemline. Personalize this style for your love story by adding buttons down the back. In Lettie, you’re sure to feel like the princess you are on your wedding day!
Take notes from a real bride who wore this gorgeous gown! Doesn’t she look stunning?!
Sparkly Wedding Gown: Florence by Maggie Sottero
Florence by Maggie Sottero is a stunning wedding ballgown designed for the classic bride who loves a little sparkle! It’s safe to say you’ll find your happy-ever-after with Florence, which features a v-neckline sheer organza-lined bodice accented with beaded lace motifs, beaded spaghetti straps, and a skirt with sequin lace motifs over glitter tulle. Personalize this gorgeous style for your unique love story by:
- Changing glitter tulle to Chantilly lace with sequins
- Changing glitter tulle to Chantilly lace
- Changing glitter tulle to plain tulle
- Extending the train for added drama
- Removing the train for a more casual look through special request
- Adding buttons down the back
- Opting for the matching detachable beaded belt
Satin Ballgown: Kimora by Sottero and Midgley
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We’re loving the look of satin lately, and what better way to incorporate this fabulous fabric into your wedding day than by wearing Kimora by Sottero and Midgley? This ballgown is the perfect fusion of vintage romance and modern elegance and features a beaded lace bodice with a strapless, deep scoop neckine, an Elodie Mikado skirt, and a statement lace train accented in Swarovski crystals. Personalize this gown by opting for its sheer, off-the-shoulder beaded lace sleeves.
Take a look at this classy Real Bride wearing Kimora!
Romantic Ballgown Wedding Dress: Lorraine Lane by Rebecca Ingram
Out of our many ballgown wedding dresses, we’ve hand-picked Lorraine Lane by Rebecca Ingram to represent all things romance. This dreamy, boho style is the perfect ballgown wedding dress for a romantic beach wedding. This style features a waist-cinching, sheer organza-lined bodice adorned with beaded lace and sequin motifs, a v-neckline and a soft v-back, plain tulle and beaded spaghetti straps. To make this gown even more unique to your wedding, add buttons down the back, or opt for one of its Sister Styles – Lorraine or Lorraine Lane Marie!
Long Sleeve Ballgown Wedding Dress: Mallory Dawn by Maggie Sottero
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We have a wide range of ballgown wedding dresses, but one of our absolute favorites is Mallory Dawn by Maggie Sottero. This long-sleeved wedding dress is romantic, stylish, and glamorous, designed for the sexy, romantic, and utterly feminine bride. Mallory Dawn features a sexy illusion plunging v-neckline, lace motifs which adorn the nude bodice, an attached beaded belt, a stunning illusion v-back, and a tulle skirt. Personalize this gown by changing the 2nd tulle layer to sparkle tulle or opting for Mallory, its sleeveless Sister Style. This Real Bride looks amazing in Mallory Dawn!
That concludes our hand-picked list of ballgown wedding dresses for feeling glamorous on your wedding day! We hope you’re feeling inspired by these beautiful styles. Be sure to follow our socials and make sure to read our blogs for more #MaggieInspiration!
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