Wedding dresses in ball gown style (also called duchesse) are well suitable for brides who plan a classical fairytale wedding and who want to feel like a princess for one day. The ball gown has a figure-hugging bodice and a wide, bell shaped skirt. The skirt starts at the waist and gets volume by a petticoat that is worn beneath. The bodice can be simple or beaded, embroidered or ebellished by lace appliqués. There is no limit to your fantasy. Ball gowns are especially spectacular when you choose the strapless version and combine it with opera gloves. The ball gown style is perfectly suitable for brides with a slender upper body, as the full skirt emphasizes the waist and conceals problem zones that might lie beneath.