As the popularity of ball events increased, ball gowns materialized and developed as a category of evening dress. Fashions during the first half of the nineteenth century included expansive skirts and tiny waistlines, and these characteristics were incorporated into the ball dress.
A ball gown is a floor-length dress to be worn to formal, black tie and white tie occasions, it is the most formal type of dress.
Although artificial fabrics like ankara are now been used to make ball dresses, satin, silk, taffeta, and velvet with trimmings of lace, pearls, sequins, embroidery, ruffles, ribbons, rosettes and ruching are the most common fabrics for a ball dress.
The main characteristics of a ball dress are that it is floor-length, that is the traditional definition for the style states that the dress should just graze the floor. This implies that your shoes should not be visible when you are standing still. The length should be the same all the way around the dress.
Ball dresses are always a delight to adorn, you come out looking a princess and the photographers will fall over themselves to get a glimpse of you.
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