Timelessly Classic Wedding Ballgowns with a Modern Twist

Inspired by classic romance and traditional love stories, ballgowns have been a consistent bridal trend for decades. Featuring voluminous full skirts and a tight bodice that flares out at the waistline, you’ll see that these lovely wedding ballgowns highlight and hug the body’s natural curves for a romantic, flatting bridal look.

Designed with a modern twist and sure to make any bride feel like a princess on their wedding day, check out some of our favorite timeless wedding ballgown collections and gowns from Stella York, Essense of Australia and Martina Liana.

Stella York

Style 7045 
For the true classic spirit with a modern edge, Style 7045 brings timeless bridal glamour. This clean, chic gown is so versatile and can be easily styled to match any bridal look. The straight-across neckline adds an effortlessly elegant touch. The skirt flares out into a stunning ballgown for the ultimate walk down the aisle, complete with fabric-covered buttons trailing down to the hem of the gown. And, it has pockets!

Style 7194
Style 7194 is made for the modern bride with a flirty side. A timeless ballgown silhouette pairs with swirling lace patterns and sheer cutouts for an unmistakably bridal but oh-so-glam look. The plunging V-neckline is finished off with gorgeous lace for a classic but textured effect, with illusion tulle providing subtle, secure comfort. Sheer details in the bodice add a slightly sexy touch and show off the stunning details in the lace. The frothy skirt is so soft and sparkly, with layers of tulle and sequin-detailed lace creating a flowing skirt ready to walk down the aisle.

Style 7355
Fit for a princess, Style 7355 is for the bold bride looking for the ultimate grand entrance. The plunging V-neckline paired with simple spaghetti straps creates a timeless bridal look, with lovely lace appliques covering the entire bodice. Large-scale floral lace patterns are embellished with sequin details for a subtly sparkle effect that glimmers with every movement. The ballgown skirt is unapologetically voluminous, with layers and layers of tulle cascading into an oh-so-frothy skirt. 

Essense of Australia

Style D3293 
Elegant. Sophisticated. And oh, so sparkly! Style D3293  features a sweetheart neckline with intricate lace details, and illusion tulle underneath the lace makes the delicate patterns appear to float along the skin. On the back, illusion tulle under the fabric-covered buttons makes them appear to float up the back to the neck. All these little touches work together to create a simply sublime bridal look. Layers upon layers of tulle, sprinkled with lace and sequin details throughout, create a frothy, sparkling skirt that flows effortlessly with every step. With the option for long, elegant sleeves or a sweet cap sleeve, there are so many possibilities with this glimmering bridal gown. 

Style D3314
Style D3314 is classic bridal beauty in its finest form. Lovely nature-inspired lace adorns the bodice of this wedding gown, from the plunging V-neckline to the perfectly placed off-the-shoulder straps. This gown ensures all-day comfort, with illusion tulle at the base of the neckline and elasticated straps that will easily move when lifting your arms. The slightly sheer bodice adds a touch of sexiness, perfectly complimenting the traditional ballgown skirt silhouette. A subtle V in the back leads to classic fabric-covered buttons, and lace appliques cascade down the skirt and into the train for a romantic, cohesive look.

Style D3320
Style D3320 is straight out of a fairy tale. With a classic ballgown silhouette and ivory matte mikado fabric, this bridal gown may be simple, but it is also oh-so-grand. The sweetheart neckline is elevated with a folded detail, and the skirt features a subtle pleated effect for added movement. On the back, sheer details are paired with linear, tastefully-exposed boning for a high-fashion touch with a hint of sexiness. Pleats in the back add volume and glam to the gown, complete with classic fabric-covered buttons trailing to the train’s hem for the ultimate bridal look. Layers of tulle under the skirt create a full ballgown shape with a full train to make your fairy tale wedding day come true.

Martina Liana

Style 1371
Make your extravagant fairytale dreams come true with Style 1371. The full ballgown silhouette of this wedding dress is spectacular from afar, and up close the details make it a true masterpiece. The cap sleeve is so classically romantic, with lace appliques and glittering details continuing to the back of the gown for a sweet keyhole shape. The bodice is encrusted with sparkling beads, lace and sequins for a lovely textured effect. The skirt is fit for a princess with layer upon layer of glittering tulle and decadent lace appliques creating a grand, voluminous skirt. The statement train goes on-and-on for a truly regal look. 

Style 1373
Style 1373 is your ultimate floral fantasy come to life. Glitter-embossed tulle with sequin detailing pair with a bold large-scale floral pattern for a simply stunning effect on this wedding dress. The classic V-neckline is so sexy while providing coverage, and the open back is framed with delicate beaded straps. A wide band accentuates the natural waist for a flattering silhouette. The timeless ballgown skirt provides a chic canvas to show off the ornate floral pattern–and it includes pockets! The full train shows off the swirling patterns for a spectacular walk down the aisle to your true love.

Style 1378
Timeless bridal meets cutting-edge couture in Style 1378. This high-fashion twist on the classic ballgown features sexy cutouts and daring details, truly made for the modern bride. The simple fabric used throughout the entire wedding dress creates a show-stopping impact. Horizontal off-the-shoulder straps and a plunging V-neckline come together for a striking effect. In the back, sheer tulle details show off expertly-placed boning that provides sexy structure and comfort all day long. The skirt billows out from the waist, with layers of tulle under the silk fabric creating a voluminous skirt. Oh, and did we mention that this wedding dress has pockets?

To explore more modern wedding ballgown collections that match every style, size and budget or to find a store near you, visit Stella York, Essense of Australia and Martina Liana.

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