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From Fairytale Wedding Frocks to Modern Versions of 17th-Century Dresses

 - Nov 22, 2009
Traditionally, ball gowns are the female fashion choice for a white-tie affair, and can be either full-length or ballerina length. These bell-shaped ball gowns are the frock of choice for Disney princesses, fairytale weddings, Quinceañera celebrations, and proms, but as you'll see below, ball gowns have found their place in other areas of pop culture as well.

The only thing you'll find in common with this cluster of ball gowns is that each design has a bell-shaped long skirt. There are also a few surprises thrown in for fun, like a dress made to honor the stinkhorn fungus and one designed after Van Gogh's paintings.