Military Ball Dresses

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At least once a year, every military branch hosts a formal military ball which spouses and partners can attend. This an exciting moment for military communities to get together and for partners to spend some quality time with each other. Military balls range in customs for each branch, but most are formal, and women often get their hair done and wear elegant jewelry and gowns.

Some Rules for Military Ball Gowns

There are some general tips to keep in mind when choosing a military ball gown. In a military ball, the service members will be wearing blue or class A uniforms while all the guests wear formal attire. Male guests typically wear tuxedos or dark suits with a bow tie. Women wear knee to floor-length gowns. Cocktail dresses are generally avoided as well as showing too much skin. It's traditional for women to choose military ball dresses that are dark or neutral in color (black, navy blue, white, etc.) but we see nothing wrong with a pop of color! For navy blue and royal prom dresses, look at the "blue" section on our website.

After dinner, a dance floor will open up, so it's best to choose a dress that is comfortable to dance in.

Different Types of Military Ball Dresses

There are five main types of gowns that all formal dresses come in. Depending on your body shape, and your preferences, you can choose a military ball gown in one of these styles.

A-Line

An A-line gown is very flattering on all body shapes. A-line gowns have a fitted bodice until the waist, at which point the dress flows out to the ground in an A-Line. It is similar to a ball gown, but instead of puffing out the skirt at the waist, the dress drops straight down. When it comes to choosing military ball gowns, you can't go wrong with an A-line dress.

Ball Gown

A classic ball gown is what comes to mind when most people think formal wear. From Cinderella to the Met Gala, ball gowns are a classic choice that never goes out of style. Ball gowns are typically a fitted bodice, which flairs at the waist, with a floor touching skirt that poofs. Ball gowns are complimentary on all body shapes and a great choice as a military ball dress.

Empire Waist

Empire waists are a very popular choice for military ball gowns. The waist starts very high up, around the chest, so the gown completely hides your stomach. Empire waist gowns are very popular with diamond and pear-shaped women, as well as tall women.

Mermaid

Mermaid gowns are very popular for weddings and formal occasions such as military balls. The mermaid gown is fitted around the body, with a full skirt or trail starting at the knee or calves. This style emphasizes the curvature of the back and hips and is an excellent style choice as a military ball gown for hourglass and pear-shaped women.

Trumpet

Trumpet gowns are fitted throughout the body and then flare at the thighs to create a large skirt. This is a great option for women with small waists or strawberry shaped women. Trumpet gowns are a classic option as a military ball dress that is always sure to stun the crowd.

How to Choose a Military Ball Gown

In the end, you will want to choose a military ball gown that you're comfortable in and feel gorgeous in. This is a special moment to spend time and celebrate with your military partner so you'll want to make sure you feel your best.

And, don't forget, that you can reuse the dress you purchase for the military ball for another occasion. Military ball dresses are also appropriate for a prom, homecoming, winter formals, pageants, sweet 16, and other special occasions.

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