BALL GOWNS


BALL GOWN TYPE II, ONE PIECE

This is the most economical style of our Ball Gowns.
Connie is wearing a lovely one piece Ball Gown with a maroon top that is cut
"off the shoulders" and trimmed around the neck line with a ruffle of the same material. (Ruffle not included in the Type II)

Half length puff sleeves with small decorative black ribbon laced through the "cuff" that actually work to draw the sleeve snug just above your elbow, so the sleeve will keep there graceful shape even when the ball goes on into the wee hours of the morning.

The corsage of the bodice is cut straight at the waist and is piped with the same material. (not visible in photo) It bottons up the back by the way of covered buttons matching the dress. The corsage is lined with an appropriate color cotton and is boned where needed depending on the size.
The skirt is made from a rich dark black polished cotton. The skirt is plaited and sewn onto the bodice.

This style gown is elegant in it's simplicity, beautiful without being brash.
It can easily be adorned with ruffles, lace or trim depending on the occasion.

Ball Gown Type II
Bodice is off the shoulder.
Bodice body is boned and lined.
Piping where bodice meets skirt.
Buttons up the back.
Buttons are covered with matching material.

BALL GOWN, ONE PIECE, TYPE II, $189.95 & UP.

1. CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE YOUR SKIRT COLOR

2. Choose your size below but be sure you have chosen your color first.

Size 6 Item # $229.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $249.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $269.95 Buy Now

Size 8 Item # $229.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $249.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $269.95 Buy Now

Size 10 Item # $229.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $249.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $269.95 Buy Now

3. Now Click the [BODICE COLOR] Button.

4. Now Click on the color chart and choose the color of your bodice.

CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE YOUR BODICE COLOR



ONE PIECE BALL GOWN TYPE I

The Type I has all the features listed in above but also includes;
One row of ruffles around the neck line of the bodice. (As seen in the photo above, right.)
The arm scythe of the bodice is piped.
The bottom inside 6 inches of the skirt is lined with an appropriate color cotton.
The bottom of the skirt is taped with an appropriate color cotton.

BALL GOWN, ONE PIECE, TYPE I, $209.95 & UP.

1. CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE YOUR SKIRT COLOR

2. Choose your size below but be sure you have chosen your color first.

Size 6 Item # $289.95 Buy Now     Size 12 Item # $319.95 Buy Now     Size 18 Item # $349.95 Buy Now

Size 8 Item # $289.95 Buy Now     Size 14 Item # $319.95 Buy Now     Size 20 Item # $349.95 Buy Now

Size 10 Item # $289.95 Buy Now     Size 16 Item # $319.95 Buy Now     Size 22 Item # $349.95 Buy Now

3. Now Click the [BODICE COLOR] Button.

4. Now Click on the color chart and choose the color of your bodice.

CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE YOUR BODICE COLOR



Here is an example of our size chart for dresses.

A size 6 would have a 32 inch bust and a 26 inch waist.
A size 8 would have a 34 inch bust and a 27 inch waist.
A size 10 would have a 36 inch bust and a 28 inch waist.
A size 12 would have a 38 inch bust and a 30 inch waist.
A size 14 would have a 40 inch bust and a 32 inch waist.
A size 16 would have a 42 inch bust and a 34 inch waist.
A size 18 would have a 44 inch bust and a 36 inch waist.
A size 20 would have a 46 inch bust and a 38 inch waist.
A size 22 would have a 48 inch bust and a 40 inch waist.
A size 24 would have a 50 inch bust and a 42 inch waist.




TRIMMINGS

Making your dress your own is half the fun. Adding ruffles, lace and bows creates a dress that is as unique as you are. If you do not wish to do this yourself we will be happy to do it for you. Stop by, give us a call or e mail anytime. We will be glad to give you a price quote on those little extras.



HAVE YOU NOTICED?

If you have an opportunity to visit one of the large civil war era collections of dresses by all means do so. But while there take notice of one thing that caught my attention. Many of the dresses and skirts that were adorned with ruffles, bows and lace had a commonality that I found fascinating as I had never considered it before that very moment.
The adornments were sewn on ever so slightly! They looked as if they would just pop off with the slightest tug. Now after but little consideration this made perfect sense to me, but I would love to hear your opinion on this after you have looked for yourself. Bows, Ribbons and Lace do not wash well. It would be much easier to remove them, clean the dress, and then reattach them. Have you every tried to iron a bow back into its original shape after its been washed? Take my word for it, once is more that enough. It is an experience you'll not soon forget.
And what if I wanted to change, or remove the trimmings all together, the mode of attachment that I observed on the originals would certainly make this task much simpler.
Now perhaps this is common knowledge to you but for me it's just one of those little things that make research so much fun!



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