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What is "Ball Gown" - Definition & Explanation

Ball Gown - Characterized by a very full skirt that begins at the waist and continues to a formal length. The skirt waist is seamed and can be of various styles.
A ballgown is a type of long dress that is fitted at the bodice, with a very full skirt. This is the most formal dress silhouette, usually reserved for the dressiest of occasions. The ballgown looks best on average height to taller women, as the full skirt visually cuts the body in half. However, the ballgown is a very forgiving style, hiding everything from tummies to full hips and legs.
Characterized by a very full skirt that begins at the waist and continues to a formal length. The skirt waist is seamed and can be of various styles.
A wedding dress featuring a full skirt springing from a fitted waist. This is considered a romantic gown - and if you are having trouble picturing it, think Cinderella.
The most formal kind of female evening dress, usually a full-skirted gown with an ankle-length hemline. In referring to a dress shape, a ball gown has a full skirt that drops to full length from a seamed waist.

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