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Skirts with Style: 7 Ball Gowns for Brides

Voluminous gowns are popping up everywhere on this season’s bridal runways. All across the country, brides are flocking to bridal shops for a chance to try on the newest ball gown creations by popular designers such as Hayley Paige and Alvina Valenta.

Departing from the traditional thick, heavy satin, beaded ball gowns, designers are re-vamping their gowns with lighter fabrics, minimal beadwork, and more comfortable designs. The modern-day ball gown is constructed with soft, whimsical layers of tulle, detailed lace and flowing skirts of silk organza to make a princess bride’s dream wedding complete. Ball gowns are the ultimate figure flattering style: fitted at the bust and waist and flowing out into a full skirt for maximum comfort. Feminine and chic, ball gowns always make a statement and are sure to illuminate a gorgeous bride. Take a peek at 7 beautiful designer ball gowns with style:

1. (above) Kate’S 

2. (below) Anne Barge 


3. Hayley Paige 


4. Netta BenShabu 


5. Reem Acra 


6. Alvina Valenta 


7. Stephen Yearick 


Lindsay Kenna is the author of the bridal fashion guide Polyester Is the Devil . For daily bridal inspiration follow her on Instagram at @bridalinstaglam.