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April 23, 2015

Ball Dress: a History of the Gown

Ariella designs and array of shapes and styles to suit the female silhouette, one of which is the ball dress or ball gown.

The ball gown dress can be interpreted in multiple ways, however the result is always routed back to being a show stopping garment that stands out from the crowd.  This is largely achieved by the highly identifiable style that is the ball dress.

Perfect for your special event be it a black tie ball or special wedding you will be the belle of the ball in your ball dress.

Ariella created a show stopping ball gown dress called the Audrey that stole the show at their catwalk event as the finale piece.

The ball gown was created from multiple layers of silk tulle and underskirt netting that cascaded one layer on top of the other to create the perfect ball gown silhouette.

The ball gown was then finished off with a strapless overlay garment created in a duchess satin, which featured a pleating effect giving a modern twist to the classic ball gown shape.

ball gown or ball dress is one of the most formal female options for special social occasion attire, for events such as a black or White Tie ball.

Ball Dress: a History of the Gown – Ariella

The silhouette of a ball dress is traditionally created from a floor length gown that is very full-skirted dress touching the floor.

They are usually created from luxurious fabrics that are sourced from all over the world, for example, satin, silk, velvet, jacquard, taffeta or lace. The gown can be detailed with pearls, sequins, rouching, ruffles, embroidery or gathers.

As the main feature of the ball gown is the striking skirt, the necklines tend to be more demure and elegant.

You can accessories your ball dress with a number of different cover option to compliment your specific dress. These cover options include a bolero, a fur stole, or a lighter weight stole option made from organza or chiffon. You could also accompany your ball gown with a cape or clock and to complete the look to the highest level of glamour, you could also wear a beautiful pair of satin evening gloves.

Ball Dress