These beautiful wedding ball gowns are modern fashion classics

If you needed any further proof that the prom dress is back, the Met Gala showed it to be sartorial history of 2022. Sarah Jessica Parker, Kendall Jenner, Chloe Kim and Tessa Thompson all wore dresses spectacular prom dresses on the red carpet.

The most fashionable prom dress belonged to Kylie Jenner, who wore a custom wedding-worthy Off White gown, which she chose as a tribute to the late designer Virgil Abloh. postponed to 2020,” Jenner wrote in an Instagram caption. “To celebrate V tonight and what his incredible legacy truly means to the world, I’m honored to wear this dress and honor my talented and beautiful friend. We felt you tonight Virgil and we love you forever .

If you strip away the style elements of Kylie’s look – cap, veil, mesh tee – all that’s left is an ethereal ball gown that’s totally on trend with what bridal designers are showing for the year coming. I recently spoke with Shawne Jacobs, creative director and owner of Anne Barges, which confirms that sales of wedding ball gowns are booming. “Currently, eight of our top 10 selling wedding dresses are ball gowns,” says Jacobs. “There is something so beautiful and fantastic about this style of wedding dress that really resonates. After more than two years of wedding cancellations and reduced celebrations, women want the big dress. (Gwen Stefani and Issa Rae chose the style for their recent weddings.)

For Anne Barge’s Spring 2023 collection, Jacobs and her creative team showcased wedding dresses in all types of fabrics, from 3D floral lace to jacquard and silk mikado. The details of the dresses are minimal, which lets the shape of the wedding dress style shine through.

To inspire your shopping (or dreaming), here are 13 beautiful prom dresses that are worth the poof.

The best wedding ball gowns

Rivini by Rita Vinieris, ritavinieris.com. Photo: Rivini by Rita Vinieris

The Thyra dress by Rita Vinieris for Rivini has an exquisite lace bodice with a faux neckline and a bubble silk gazar skirt. This dress is very reminiscent of the dress that Paris Hilton wore for her wedding ceremony.

Australian Essence Dress, essensedesign.com. Photo: Essence of Australia

The prom dress can become bohemian! Detachable tulle puff sleeves are a standout detail of this dreamy wedding dress.

Ines Di Santo dress, inesdienso.com. Photo: Ines Di Santo

New for Spring 2023 from Canadian designer Ines Di Santo, this haute couture tailoring features a romantic garden motif with stunning handmade floral embellishments.

dress Andrew Kwon, andewkwon.com. Photo: Andrew Kwon

With the stunning Clio dress, American bridal wear designer Andrew Kwon combines his love of three-dimensional flowers with layers of tulle to create an ultra-ethereal ball gown. Bonus points for those delicate drop sleeves!

Maggie Sottero Dress, maggiesottero.com. Photo: Maggie Sottero

The black wedding dress is a big fashion story with modern brides, and we love the idea of ​​serving up a high contrast look with a black and white ball gown. Maggie Sottero’s Tristyn wedding dress has a vintage, gothic feel.

Anne Barge dress, annebarge.com. Photo: Anne Barge

This flawless ball gown from Anne Barge’s 2023 collection features blush jacquard fabric, artful bodice pleats and a dramatic side accent.

Lihi Hod dress, lihihod.com. Photo: Lihi Hod

Lihi Hod Couture’s Noa dress has one of our all-time favorite prom dress details: the pockets! This delicately detailed sweetheart neckline wedding dress is a fashion classic with an Old Hollywood vibe.

Vera Wang wedding dress, verawangbride.com. Photo: Married Vera Wang

Vera Wang has made the ball gown one of her signature wedding dress styles – she’s a genius at rethinking the classics. The Vera Wang Bride Nolwenn dress features a crisp organza and net tulle skirt, while Wang’s signature horsehair bands along the ruffled hemlines create volume.

Milla London dress, millalondon.com. Photo: Milla London

This muted mint sparkling tulle ball gown was designed to be seen on the beach by azure waters. Milla London’s Giulianna soft ruffle dress is the ultimate wedding dress and features a plunging neckline and dramatic cross back.

R. Mayer Atelier dress, rmayeratelier.com. Photo: Atelier R. Mayer

The Audrey dress from Canadian designer Ross Mayer’s new 2022 bridal collection is the perfect dress if you’re a minimalist bride at heart, but want your ball gown to be adorned with a bit of shimmer. This dress cuts a beautiful architectural silhouette.

Dress Christian Siriano, christiansiriano.com. Photo: Christian Siriano

A two-piece wedding dress is the most fun! This divine design by Christian Siriano features a French lace halter top paired with a cascading tulle ball skirt.

Katherine Tash dress, katherinetash.com. Photo: Katherine Tash

Designer Katherine Tash’s Valentina Ball Gown combines two bridal classics: a delicate corset bodice and flowing tulle skirt. Pair this dress with an airy tulle veil for a pure glamorous look.

Reem Acra Dress, reemacra.com. Photo: Reem Acra

Reem Acra always brings the drama – this oversized floral lace prom dress is pure magic. We love the delicate lace cap sleeves and the square neck which, thanks to Nicola Peltz Beckham, is the low-cut wedding dress of the season.

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