Military Ball Dresses

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Faviana 10204
Ever So Classic Fitted Gown $358.00
Tiffany Designs 16358
Off-The-Shoulder A-Line $358.00
Alyce Paris 60504
Mikado Embroidered floral top with plunging neckline $298.00
Sherri Hill 52544
Strapless Mikado Mermaid with Embroidered Detail $450.00
Alyce Paris 60342
Brocade A-Line Gown $368.00 $148.00
Faviana S10275
Sexy Deep Neckline Fitted Gown $358.00
Faviana S10238
Don't Burst My Polka Dot $358.00
Alyce Paris 60352
Strapless Sweetheart Neckline Beaded Bodice Chiffon Gown $378.00 $298.00
Faviana 9466
V-Neckline Open Back Satin Long Flowing Dress $398.00
Faviana 9470
Jacquard Fabric Mermaid Gown $378.00
Faviana S10216
Falling For You Metallic $298.00
Faviana S10229
Oh So Pretty In Tulle $398.00
Alyce Paris 60459
Halter with High Slit $258.00
Faviana S10281
Cut Out Open Back Dress $398.00
Alyce Paris 60293
Mermaid Sweetheart Neckline Jersey $198.00 $168.00
Tiffany Designs 16357
Beaded Strapless Sweetheart $378.00
Alyce Paris 60292
Textured Jersey V-Neck $188.00
Faviana S10256
Oh So Sexy A-List $298.00
Faviana 9454
V-Neckline Halter Top Fitted Luxe Jersey Mermaid Dress $398.00
Alyce Paris 60329
High Neck 2 Piece A Line Gown $338.00 $248.00
Faviana S10213
Sweet But Oh So Sassy $358.00
Faviana S10270
Flowing And Fabulous $398.00
Faviana S10205
Criss Cross Fit and Flare $298.00
Faviana 9457
Off the Shoulder High Slit Metallic Stretch Jersey Dress $338.00
Faviana 9463
V-Neckline Lace Bodice Fitted Jersey Dress $398.00
Jovani 32602
Fitted One Shoulder Gown $590.00
Faviana 10105
Jersey Mermaid Gown with Plunging Neckline $298.00
Sherri Hill 51995
Fitted Lace Sleeveless Long Gown $698.00
Jovani 54423
Full Length Ruffle One Shoulder Gown $550.00
Sherri Hill 51242
Halter Ballgown with Beaded Top $598.00
La Femme 24451
Fitted Mermaid with Halter Top and Open Back $538.00
La Femme 24539
V-Neckline High Slit Simple Open Back Dress $318.00
La Femme 24218
Velvet Dress with High Slit and Halter Neckline $350.00
La Femme 23834
Strapless Shimmer Stretchy Jersey Dress $298.00
La Femme 22963
Strapless Mikado Trumpet with Beaded Waistline $398.00
Faviana 9416
Fabulous Fitted Sleeveless Jersey Dress $398.00
La Femme 24225
The Savannah $298.00
La Femme 24447
Long Satin Stretch Open Back Dress $350.00
La Femme 23625
Jersey Dress with Open Back $378.00
La Femme 24138
Floor Length Beaded Dress with Straps $498.00
Faviana S7913
Bold Beauty Timeless Design Dress $298.00

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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