If fairytale is in your wedding planning vocabulary then the ballgown cut (or often known as princess wedding dress) is for you.

Dramatic gowns with full skirts and trains have long been a classic long for brides. Ballgowns can be strapless, have an illusion neckline, have (thin) spaghetti straps, or halter style.

Frequently Asked Questions

Characterised by a fitted bodice (sometimes a corset), the ball gown silhouette has a wide and billowing full skirt yet retains a natural waist. The full skirt is often achieved using layers of tulle.

Busty brides tend to try on ball gown dresses as it can create balanced proportion with its full skirt.

Both have side seams that run vertically from the shoulder to the hem. The main difference is that the bodice is fitted at the waist in ball gown dresses with a full skirt where as an a-line does not have a full skirt.

ball gown (left) vs a line (right)

Jackie O, Princess Diana, Grace Kelly, and the Duchess of Cambridge have all worn ball gown wedding dresses.

Yes, an appointment is required for a fitting at our Sydney bridal showroom.

Please give us a call on (02) 9808 5535 at your earliest convenience. FYI, we have a section called ‘last minute wedding dresses’.

Book An Appointment With Us

Our Sydney boutique is located in Ryde, New South Wales. We offer in-person fittings and consultations and appointments are necessary.

About Emerald Bridal

We know that finding that perfect wedding gown can be overwhelming – especially when you’re just getting started. The good news is that we’ve helped many discerning brides just like you find the one and it will be our delight to help you find a wedding dress that makes you look and feel magical.

We are a Sydney-based bridal shop with a physical showroom in Ryde, NSW serving Chatswood, Macquarie Park, Epping, Rhodes, and Gladesville area.

Contact us by email or call us on (02) 9808 5535 to book a fitting appointment with one of our experienced bridal stylists.