20+ New Ball Gowns for the Romantic Bride

If there’s one day in your life that you have the opportunity to wear a ball gown, it’s likely on your wedding day. This silhouette is known for its fitted bodice and full skirt, and it’s universally flattering on everyone. From romantic and feminine to bold and edgy, we’ve rounded up the best new ball gowns on the market. So why not go big or go home? 

Best Modern Classic Ball Gown: Justin Alexander Signature, Style Inez

Clean lines, a bikini neckline, and trending pockets modernize this timeless and refined ball gown. 

justin alexander inez

Most Unexpected Ball Gown: Le Blanc by Casablanca Bridal, Style Jovie

Stylish and sexy, this ball gown features a side slit that unveils a surprise mini skirt. 

Casablanca Le Blanc Jovie

Best Boho Ball Gown: Chic Nostalgia, Style Dior

Float down the aisle in this ethereal, lightweight gown with a plunging V-neck bodice and 3D flowers allover. 

 chic nos

Best Blush Ball Gown: Anne Barge, Style Nantucket

Picture it: you’re flitting around your tented wedding reception in this blush corset gown with a peek-a-boo slit and an asymmetric bow belt.

anne barge nantucket

Best Puff-Sleeve Ball Gown: Dany Tabet, Style Bijou 

Voluminous puff sleeves and a fitted waist lend a flattering silhouette to this lace-and-silk dress. 

danytabet ball gown

Best Drop-Waist Ball Gown: Watters, Style Cordell 

This royal-reminiscent gown features a boned corset and dramatically dropped waist. Marie Antoinette would approve. 

watters ball gown

Boldest Ball Gown: Maggie Sottero, Style Scarlet

Turn heads in this show-stopping red dress that your guests will remember forever. We said go big or go home, right?  

maggie sottero red gown

Best Long-Sleeve Ball Gown: DB Studio, Style SLLBWG4036

Sexy, chic, lighter-than-air, and under $700. 


Best Crop Top Ball Gown: Jesus Peiro, Style 2315

We’re drooling over this look, consisting of a chic bandeau top and a full high-low Mikado skirt. 

jesus peiro

Best Blinged Out Ball Gown: Eve of Milady Couture, Style 4402

 Hand beading, lace appliqués and crystal-covered illusion panels make this knockout gown perfect for the glam bride. 

eve of milady couture

Best Pastel Ball Gown: Ines Di Santo Couture, Romina

Something new. Something blue. 

ines couture romania

Best Square-Neck Ball Gown: Justin Alexander, Style Dreama

A square neckline and an illusion lace bodice make this traditional tulle ball gown a breath of fresh air. 

justin alexander

Best Textured Ball Gown: Amare Couture, Style Ivy

Made of a special Italian crinkled satin, this unique, voluminous ball gown brings the drama! 

Amare Couture Ivy

Best Black Ball Gown: Adrianna Papell Platinum, Style 31205

Show some edge in this glamorous black ball gown, and take off the long sleeves for a second look.

app brides

Best V-Neck Ball Gown: Eddy K, Style Ginny

Make a statement in this voluminous champagne-colored ball gown covered in sequins and lace appliqués.

eddy k- ginny

Best ’90s-Inspired Ball Gown: Amsale, Style Noor

This ball gown features a cool, rounded neckline and a stunning hand-beaded lattice bodice, giving us ’90s vibes in the best way possible.

amsale noor

Best Off-the-Shoulder Ball Gown: Monica Loretti, Style 8233

The swiss dot fabric adds a Parisian-chic feel. 

monica loretti

Best Tiered Ball Gown: Sareh Nouri, Style Grayson

Shown in “frost blue,” this tiered, pleated ball gown is a regal dream come true. 


Best Floral Ball Gown: Monique Lhuillier, Style Positano

This gown makes us wish we were hopping aboard a yacht in Capri. 

monique lhuillier positano

Best Princess Dress: Sottero & Midgley, Style Elton

From its fully beaded bodice to its glitter tulle skirt, this dress is perfect for the princess bride.   

sottero and midgley elton

Best Bow Ball Gown: Vera Wang, Style Margot

The queen of ball gowns does it again, with this exquisite silk ball gown with a dramatic neckline and organza shoulder bow. 

vera wang margot