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66 Bell-Shaped Ball Gowns

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

— November 22, 2009 — Lifestyle
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.
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Wear Your Investment
Wear Your Investment
$275,000 Gold Coin Gown
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Wedding Gowns as Investment Pieces
Wedding Gowns as Investment Pieces
$250,000 Platinum Dress
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Dresses Made of Iron
Dresses Made of Iron
Luana Jardim's Specular Collection
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Radiant Red Cover Models
Radiant Red Cover Models
Scarlett Johansson Wears Ruby Gown for Harper's Bazaar
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61
Giant Gold Balloon Dresses
Giant Gold Balloon Dresses
Maria Kabelis Uses Stilt-Walking Model for Sky-High Fashion Shoot
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60
Hooded Gowns
Hooded Gowns
Ika Butoni at Hong Kong Fall/Winter 2008 Fashion Show
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59
Wool Wedding Dresses
Wool Wedding Dresses
Shepherdess Weds Clad in her Own Sheep's Wool
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Punky Princess Gowns
Punky Princess Gowns
Rachel Weisz Rocks Goth Lips at 2009 Costume Institute Gala
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57
Bare Shoulder Chic
Bare Shoulder Chic
Smoldering Strapless Dresses Among Golden Globe Winners
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Contrasting with Fuschia and Black
Contrasting with Fuschia and Black
Aadnevik's Mini Dresses for Winter 2008
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Once-Wooden Dresses
Once-Wooden Dresses
These Jum Nakao Paper Dresses Scream Avant-Garde
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33 lb Gowns
33 lb Gowns
Blake Lively in Christian Dior
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53
One Day Gowns
One Day Gowns
Maggie Sottero Glams Up Your Wedding Day
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52
Luminous LED Dresses
Luminous LED Dresses
The Galaxy Dress has 24,000 LEDs and 4,000 Swarovski Crystals
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Half-Ball Gowns
Half-Ball Gowns
Balmain Brings Back Floor-Length Tail Dresses for Fall 2009
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50
Plastic Bag Ballroom Gowns
Plastic Bag Ballroom Gowns
Credit Crunch Couture in Zsofia Kormos's ‘ReClothes'
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49
Modern Debutante Dresses
Modern Debutante Dresses
'Livin' La Diva' by Augustcaptured Revitalizes Retro Dress-Up
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Mile Long Dresses
Mile Long Dresses
$5,000 Wedding Gown In Poland Has Thousands of Crystals
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47
First Ladies as Style Icons
First Ladies as Style Icons
9 Historical Presidential Inauguration Gowns
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Fairytale Gowns
Fairytale Gowns
Jason Wu Fall 2009 Charms New York Fashion Week
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Inaugural Ball Gowns
Inaugural Ball Gowns
Michelle Obama Goes Gay with Jason Wu Design
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44
Color Splash Gowns
Color Splash Gowns
Paris Hilton's Dubai Fashion Puts a Colorful Spin on Traditional Dress
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43
Faux Paper Fan Gowns
Faux Paper Fan Gowns
Vogue Germany Gets Anja Rubik to 'Dress to Thrill'
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Wedding-Cake Dresses
Wedding-Cake Dresses
Douglas Hannant's Stylish & Sophisticated Bridal Designs
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Posing Beside Dresses
Posing Beside Dresses
'State of Grace' by Mario Testino in British Vogue
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40
Haute Couture Royal Gowns
Haute Couture Royal Gowns
Dior Celebrates Its 60th Year in Regal Style
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Stinkhorn Fungus Fashion
Stinkhorn Fungus Fashion
Toolgrrl Mushroom Art Dress is Inspired by Mother Nature
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Country Music Gold Gowns
Country Music Gold Gowns
The Taylor Swift CMA Dress is a Flowing Gauze Number
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37
Ruffly Red Asymmetrigowns
Ruffly Red Asymmetrigowns
Liu Wen and Kai Z Feng Capture the Essence of Red for Vogue China
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36
Bridal Oscars Vibes
Bridal Oscars Vibes
White, Shimmering Gowns Triumph At The 2009 Awards
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35
Van Gogh Inspired Fashion
Van Gogh Inspired Fashion
Max Azria's Starry Night Gown
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34
Renaissance Paper Couture
Renaissance Paper Couture
Martin Bekerman's ‘Old Paper Dress' is Retrotastic
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33
Frilly Red Carpet Fashion
Frilly Red Carpet Fashion
Aishwarya Rai Rocks Bridal Gown at Cannes Film Festival
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Multi-Hued Wedding Dresses
Multi-Hued Wedding Dresses
Revolve Clothing 'Walking On Air' Gown Delivers in Style
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31
Chameleon Couture
Chameleon Couture
'Butter by Nadia' Releases a Transforming Dress for Any Occasion
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Tea Party Couture
Tea Party Couture
Reem Acra Wedding Gowns to Celebrate Tax Day Tea Party With Flair
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29
Voluminous Editorials
Voluminous Editorials
Lara Stone Models Glamorous Gowns for 'Stone Age' in Vogue UK
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Teen Cinderella Gowns
Teen Cinderella Gowns
Lead Prom Dress Fashion For 2009 Are Vibrant Princess Gowns
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"Club in the Front, Red Carpet in the Back" Dresses
"Club in the Front, Red Carpet in the Back" Dresses
Balmain for Spring 2009
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Illuminated Bridal Gowns
Illuminated Bridal Gowns
LED Wedding Dress Features 300 Lights
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25
Red Bridal Gowns
Red Bridal Gowns
'Wedding Dress Fantasy' is Your Go-To for a Bright Dress
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Kitchen Sponge Gowns
Kitchen Sponge Gowns
10 Dresses Made of Random Objects
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Fish Scale Gowns
Fish Scale Gowns
Miley Cyrus Gets Aquatic on Oscars Red Carpet
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Inauguration Ball Gowns
Inauguration Ball Gowns
Oscar de la Renta Pushes For Edgier Designs For Hillary Clinton
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European Culture Gowns
European Culture Gowns
Mia Solano Wedding Dresses
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Paper Wedding Dresses
Paper Wedding Dresses
Ann Kagawa Lee Wins Contest With Fashion Forward Toiletries
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Toilet Paper Gowns
Toilet Paper Gowns
White Cashmere Collection: A Touch of Pink
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Black Accented Wedding Gowns
Black Accented Wedding Gowns
Gowns With Bridal Potential from the 2009 Haute Couture & Resort Coll
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UPDATE: Disney Princess Gown Collection Unveiled
UPDATE: Disney Princess Gown Collection Unveiled
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Army Camo Bridal Gowns
Army Camo Bridal Gowns
Brides Get Ready for a War in Camo Wedding Dresses
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15
Anime Wedding Fashion (UPDATE)
Anime Wedding Fashion (UPDATE)
The Hello Kitty Bridal Gown
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14
Blow-Up Wedding Gowns
Blow-Up Wedding Gowns
Daisy the Balloon Artist Creates Fancy Inflatable Dresses
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13
Legendary Wedding Gowns
Legendary Wedding Gowns
The Lavish Ivanka Trump Wedding Dress is Inspired by Grace Kelly
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12
Bridal Couture Previews
Bridal Couture Previews
Spring 2009 Wedding Dresses
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Rubber Wedding Gowns
Rubber Wedding Gowns
A Dress Made of 1400 Rubber Gloves
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10
Fairytale Gowns
Fairytale Gowns
NE·TIGER Launches Gorgeous Wedding Dresses
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9
Corpse Bride Gowns
Corpse Bride Gowns
Tim Burton Inspired Esty Finds
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8
17th Century Bell-Bottom Gowns
17th Century Bell-Bottom Gowns
Christian Dior Spring 2009 Haute Couture Mixes The Eras
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Peacock-Inspired Dresses
Peacock-Inspired Dresses
Feathery, Graceful Gowns for Pre-Fall '09
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Architectural Bridal Gowns
Architectural Bridal Gowns
Anne Bowen's Wedding Dresses Are Inspired by NYC Buildings
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5
Colorful Wedding Gowns
Colorful Wedding Gowns
Brides Ditch Traditional White
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4
Detachable Wedding Dresses
Detachable Wedding Dresses
The Morgan Boszilkov Natural Bridal Collection is Eco & Multifunctional
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3
Illuminated Fashion Illustrations
Illuminated Fashion Illustrations
Watercolor Star Dresses by Kareem Iliya
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Feather Wedding Dress Knock-Offs
Feather Wedding Dress Knock-Offs
Project Runway Copies Alexander McQueen
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Male Bridal Gowns
Male Bridal Gowns
Men In Wedding Dresses
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