Ball gowns aren't just for fairytale princesses anymore. They are for modern, edgy, statement making brides.
Ball gowns have been the go-to for decades for any bride who wants to feel like a true princess on their big day. But modern brides are craving something different when it comes to bridal ball gowns. They want drama, they want texture, and they want a look that is bold and edgy. Brides still want to make a big statement with a ball gown on their wedding day, but they want to do it in a new and edgy way. So dig into this list and see if a modern, edgy ball gown is what you are craving for your wedding day look.
01. Vera Wang: Edgy Princess Ball Gown
When you first think of ball gowns, you probably envision Cinderella or some other whimsical fairytale princess. But Vera Wang shows us that ball gowns aren't just for pretty little princesses. This edgy, contemporary ball gown features a very dramatic V-neckline and an oversized bow shoulder accent. And the look just wouldn't be complete without those dramatic black leather gloves.
02. Danielle Frankel: Crinkle Taffeta
This next edgy modern bridal look is definitely not your average ball gown. An off-the-shoulder taffeta gown from Danielle Frankel that features a unique crinkle like effect. The dramatic skirt has a voluminous bubble hem that gives this gown a truly unique and edgy feel.
03. Danielle Frankel: Golden Crinkle
Loving the unique crinkle taffeta gown from above? Then you don't want to miss this next one. This gown has the same crinkle texture and bubble skirt, but with a strapless neckline and in the most luxurious golden nude color tone.
04. Vera Wang: Edgy Rocker Chic Ball Gown
This next edgy modern ball gown from Vera Wang is all about dramatic texture. This gown is made from lightweight, airy tulle with a netting outer layer that creates messy, cloud-like volume. And we are absolutely in love with the sexy keyhole back cut. This gown has a rocker chic feel to it.
05. Varca: Lavishly Edgy Ball Gown
Sequins, feathers, pearls, and crystals...this is definitely not your average bridal ball gown. Varca describes this gown as: "a true ballgown free from convention." And we are loving it. This gown is all about making a bold ball gown statement, in a new and exciting way.
06. Claire la Faye: Edgy Black Ball Gown
Claire la Faye brings us the ultimate edgy modern bridal ball gown. This black bridal ball gown features a dramatic floral embroidered bodice and an unlined layered tulle skirt that create a look like nothing else. If this isn't a modern, edgy interpretation of a ball gown, then we don't know what is.
07. Vera Wang: Dramatic Ruffled Layers
If you are looking for an edgier wedding style, then you want something that is going to stand out...something that is going to make a BIG statement. And that is what we love about this next modern ball gown from Vera Wang. It has a very romantic and traditional strapless lace corset bodice. But then, the skirt unfolds with dramatic vertical layers of ruffled organza.
08. Danielle Frankel: Elongated Waist Ball Gown
Danielle Frankel is breaking all of the rules with this next modern ball gown bridal style. This gown has a unique elongated waist effect, similar to a drop waist, which completely transforms the look. And the clean V-neck bodice paired with the more dramatic and voluminous skirt is absolutely stunning. This is definitely what our edgy, modern brides are looking for when it comes to a new and exciting ball gown style.
09. Claire la Faye: Bold Blushing Ball Gown
We love how this next modern ball gown feels both feminine and edgy at the same time. Its blushing color tone and soft fabrics give it a very feminine and romantic feel. But the wrapped cut-out bodice, and messy tulle layered skirt are very edgy.
10. Pronovias: Modern Ruffled Lace Drama
If you want to make a big statement on your big day, this gown is sure to have your attention. An edgy and contemporary ball gown from Pronovias that features tufts and ruffles of tulle that create the most alluring texture.
11. Vera Wang: Contemporary Princess
Contemporary brides are craving something new and different when it comes to a princess ball gown. And Vera Wang delivers with this next edgy and modern look. This architectural gown features a clean corseted bodice, which is contrasted with the overly voluminous skirt that has a messy "tumbled" effect to it. And the skirt is finished off with an oversized bow for a dramatic finish.
12. Vera Wang: Tiered Drama
If you love the clean bodice and dramatic skirt effect from the above style, then here is another one for you from Vera Wang. A clean corseted top is paired with a dramatically voluminous skirt. The skirt is made from tiered layers of crisp organza and net tulle. And horsehair bands along the hemlines of the ruffles create even more dramatic volume and texture. This gown is perfect for our edgy, modern brides out there.
13. Zuhair Murad: Metallic Drama
Zuhair Murad brings us our next modern and edgy ball gown. This geometric metallic detailed gown is nothing short of show stopping. The silhouette is very minimal and modern with its hard lined sweetheart neckline and traditional ball gown skirt. But the metallic detailing gives the dress an almost futurist feel.
14. Vera Wang: Edgy Architectural Ball Gown
Vera Wang brings us this next architecturally extravagant ball gown. This edgy wedding style features a modern structured corset and an overly voluminous tulle skirt that is exciting and captivating. And the addition of the oversized black and white floral at the neck adds even more drama to this edgy ball gown.By Kathryn Schrotenboer