Ball Gowns

Fashion Trends For Retro Holiday Ball Gowns

Women search for the perfect ball gowns for two reasons; one, they want to look and feel like a queen or princess, and two, because they want to make an incredible impression while attending a special event! Ball gowns are one of the largest monetary investments a woman can make to her wardrobe, and for this reason designers go out of their way to create designs meant to enhance every woman's sense of style, fashion, and appearance for optimum satisfaction.

The current Holiday season is going to feature a large selection of beautiful classic styles of ball gowns reminiscent of the glory days of the feminine mystique seen before the 1960's. A time when women of the 1930's thru the 1950's wore the delicate ball gowns that were the creations of fashion designers that worked to craft designs that were flowing, ethereal, and gorgeous. In your search for the perfect ball gowns this holiday season, here are a few things to keep in mind to ensure your appearances at the festivities is one of absolute cutting edge fashion in the ball gowns of your choice.

Distinctive Silhouettes and Perfect Accessories

If you love the grace and beauty of fashion icons of old, like grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, then this year's fashion trends in Holiday Ball gowns will evoke smiles of happiness! The classic cuts, stylish silhouettes and fluid fabrics of ball gowns of the past are back in fashion for today's woman of perfect taste.

If you have a silhouette that is less than curvaceous, then look for gowns with a column-shape design for optimum flattering lines. For those tall, willowy ladies, the mermaid style ball gowns are perfect, and for those who are practically perfect to begin with, choosing the wide full skirts, and clinging bodices of the traditional ball gowns will be the right choice in cut.

When you begin your search for ball gowns take a look at the runway shows of Jovani, Faviana, Alyce, and other top designers of beautiful gowns and you will see the trend is certainly one of more delicate, womanly silhouettes. With gowns designed as modern perfect mirrors of the delightful styles of the 1930's ball gowns with criss-cross bodices, fabulous draping from the side gathers at the waist, which allow skirts to fall in fluid movement down to the floor. Another delightful look from the 1930's is the beautiful form-fitting, flared skirts of ball gowns which feature delicate beadwork, and low-cut necklines. Returning styles of the 1940's feature the off the shoulder lacy bodices, and strapless sweetheart necklines, with fabulous retro skirts that skim the hips, down to the floor in exquisite sleek satin.

When dressing up for your special event, remember that the accessories will add elegance and sophistication to your ensemble. Always choose jewelry for your ball gowns that compliments the style and design of the dress. simple elegant strings of pearls, or delicate diamonds, and gems of a color to match your ball gowns are the perfect choice. Choose bracelets that jingle softly, as you move, and earrings that provide the perfect backdrop for delicate, sensual bodice cuts. Ball gowns are worn to spectacular events, and always provide the ultimate runway for your fashion sense to shine.

When you choose to dress in fabulous retro, and vintage ball gowns styles, remember, a lady always wore elbow length gloves, and sheer wraps when she went out for the evening in her ball gowns. One thing the ladies of the late eras did not have, that you have in abundance is a choice of beautiful designer heels to wear with your choice of ball gowns! Finding the right pair of heels to match the soul of your ball gowns ethereal beauty, will be search worthy of any 5th Avenue shopper on a mission! They can be found, and when they are, your complete ensemble for the evening will be perfect. Since you will be dancing, be sure the heels chosen for wearing with your ball gowns are comfortable enough to last long past midnight.

Intricate Details And Shimmering Fabrics

Want to stand up straighter, glide more smoothly, and appear more elegant than ever? Then put on your choice of ball gowns created from the minds of top designers with the shimmering, glittering, elegance and sophistication of the finest fabrics, and most intricate beadwork, sequins, jewels, and feathers in detailed appliqu├ęs or handwork across the skirt of every gown.

This year's trends for gentle womanly designs, does not stop you from being the sensual center of attention in your choice of ball gowns. Nothing says fun and flirty like beautiful Gala ball gowns crafted from crystal organza, and have skirts that are layers of sheer overlays, that flare out over crystal covered underskirts, that shimmer with every move!

Looking for extra details in bodices like hand sewn beadwork, in intricate patterns is another way to emphasize your womanly attributes in delicate sexy hints of movement under the lights. Low cut backs, trimmed in matching sequins, and displaying just the right amount f skin, is another design element you want to look for in ball gowns that flatter the toned muscles you have worked so hard for.

Color And Hues Of The Season

While the holiday Season calls for jewel toned colors, and bold vivid reds, greens, and beautiful black, ball gowns are designed to be worn at special events, and therefore color choices often hinge on the event. For balls, Gala's and Military Formals, then by all means, go for the drama, and sparkle of elegant ball gowns in vivid eye-catching colors. For specific events like the balls in honor of Museum openings, and brilliant formal anniversaries, then choosing gowns of softer pastels, can be the right choice.

Look for hints to appropriate colors from the invitations, or venues where the event will be held. Themed affairs often have color schemes, that you want your ball gowns to compliment, not clash with.

Sacrificing comfort for beauty is no longer the rule when it comes to ball gowns. You can look elegant, sophisticated, romantic, innocent, sensual, and dynamic; all from the choice of which ball gown you choose to wear. Modern designs allow you to feel and look as beautiful as any queen or princess, and be comfortable at the same time. Choose well, choose to suit yourself first, and others second; and your choice of ball gowns will only reflect the beauty you are!


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