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Why a Ballgown is Right For You

Dawn Strong

If you're worried a ballgown is a little too much for your Big Day: don't be. That gorgeous gown you've been dreaming of since you were a little girl can be glam and understated all at the same time. Still need convincing that a ballgown is right for you? Scroll for a lineup of beauties from Maggie Sottero that will prove you can look still look like a princess without being overdone.

Guess what? You don't need to be planning a grand cathedral wedding to wear that ballgown of your dreams. Choosing a dress that is equal parts romantic and whimsical can work with any style or venue. From the lace bodice and pearl buttons of the Aracella to the handmade rosettes of the Bianca to the illusion sleeves of the Berkley, we love that each Maggie Sottero design is figure-flattering and completely chic, without being too heavy.

Another bonus of ballgowns? They're flattering on every body type. Which means that cinched waist and flat tummy you're after is totally covered. Think an elongating v-neckline (hey there, Meryl), Swarovski crystal belts to highlight that waist (we're looking at you, Sybil) and a touch of shimmer to really make you stand out, like in the Irma. Yep, that jaw-dropping entrance you're aiming for is right at your fingertips... all with a side of modern princess.

Whether it's the shoulder-highlighting Iris, the Lisette with its dance-the-night-away spaghetti straps or the handmade 3D floral motif of the Meredith, you'll most definitely love all of the little details that go into a Maggie Sottero ballgown. Details that are perfect for your garden party, rooftop celebration or sweet church ceremony. We promise.

From the convenient pockets of the Verity to the flowing tulle of the MontgomeryMaggie Sottero will have you kissing those ballgown doubts away in a heart beat. Find a retailer near you today, then get ready to make your very own fairytale ending.