Ball gowns are loved by brides of all shapes and sizes for the way that they conceal the hips and thighs, flatter the waistline, and provide a level of elegance and charm that never goes out of style. Shop Val Stefani ball gown wedding dresses now or search for a local retailer to try on your favorite looks and find the regal, princess-inspired bridal gown of your dreams!
Our vintage wedding gowns feature styles from a range of popular eras. Shop gowns inspired by wedding dresses of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s for a timeless silhouette. Or, for an updated retro look, choose a gown with charming lace sleeves, modest necklines and gorgeous button-ups inspired by the stunning look of mid-century 1950s and 1960s wedding dresses.
If you love the idea of an intricately detailed gown but lace isn’t quite your style, take a peek at our beaded wedding dresses! Wedding dresses with beading are perfect for the bride seeking extra sparkle. Add just a touch of subtle shimmer with beading scattered atop lace or applique, or go bold with allover beading. We especially love beaded gowns that nod to the glamorous styles of the Art Deco era with slinky silhouettes and lots of sparkle.
Ball gowns with sleeves are making a comeback, and they have exquisite appeal to the modern bride with a vintage-inspired sense of style and a love for classic looks. The Val Stefani and Simply Val Stefani collections include ball gowns with sleeves, separate ball gown skirts, and modest bridal separates that can be paired together in order to create any silhouette you desire. Find your perfect bodice and ball gown skirt through the coordination of separate pieces or opt for a one-piece gown in a voluminous silhouette. No matter what look you’re going for, Val Stefani makes it easy to exude regal elegance and pull off a look that’s both modern and classic at the same time.
Look like the princess you’ve always dreamed of being in one of these ball gown wedding dresses from Martin Thornburg. Whether you want a bridal style with simple satin, sheer long sleeves or extravagant beaded lace, these ball gown wedding dresses will make you feel like royalty on your special day. Browse ball gown wedding dresses from Martin Thornburg below:
One especially well-loved bridal gown style is that of a long sleeve lace wedding dress. (We probably all remember how Kate Middleton perfected this iconic look!) Part of the appeal is that there are both aesthetic and practical reasons why you might consider choosing a lace wedding dress with long sleeves. Not only do the long sleeves provide arm coverage – which might be appreciated by some brides who don’t want to bare all – this style can also be more seasonally appropriate in colder months. A lace wedding dress with sleeves will also help display the beauty and intricacy of the lace pattern itself. Finally, lace long sleeves can embellish and elevate just about any wedding dress in unexpected ways for an unforgettable appearance. Just wait until you see your wedding photos!
If you’re a fan of clean lines, modest dresses will give you a chic minimalist style that you’ll love. The straight cut adds even more length to your figure. If you’re looking to highlight your hips, there are two fabulous cuts you should try: the trumpet style, which is fitted below the knee, and drop waist style dresses, which shows off your waist and hip area.