Designer's Wardrobe Diary

FASHION KNOWLEDGE - BALLGOWN

2:59 PMprazillo Lemon

DID YOU KNOW?
Ball Gown is a fashion attire which has been evolving from generations to generations. It started off as an over-skirt with top skirt which are usually adorned. Years later it was redesigned with contrasting underskirts, gown linings and the tops skirts as aprons and the waistline also became very fashionable with the introduction of the corset. Further down the years the styles were becoming so extreme that the soft fullness began to drop down the back of the garment and form into a tiered , draped and frilled train, these trains where heavily ornamented with frills, pleat, ruffles, braids and fringing.


This same fashion has been prominent in Second Life as well, Designers have been able to recreate this over-skirt gown either in the medieval style or with the latest fashion statement in mind. Ballgown create a very sophisticated and elegant look and has been worn for formal occasion, costume parties and even in Sim where medieval theme are highly encouraged.



According to Wikipedia , A ball gown is the most formal female attire for social occasions. According to rules of etiquette, a ball gown must be worn where "white tie" or "evening dress" is specified on the invitation. It is traditionally a full-skirted gown reaching at least to the ankles, made of luxurious fabric, delicately and exotically trimmed. Most versions are cut off the shoulder with décolleté necklines. Such gowns are typically worn with a stole (a formal shawl in expensive fabric), cape or cloak in lieu of a coat, "good" (couture or vintage) jewelery and opera-length gloves. Standard accessories are dancing shoes and a clutch style evening bag. Where "state decorations" are to be worn, they are on a bow pinned to the chest, and married women wear a tiara if they have one. The ball-gown shape has changed little since the mid-19th century. Although artificial fabrics are now sometimes used, the most common fabrics are satin, silk, taffeta and velvet with trimmings of lace, pearls, sequins, embroidery, ruffles and ruching


Ist Photo 

2nd - 4th Photos
Outfit : *EC* Melusine

All Poses from Morgane Batista Poses

You Might Also Like

0 comments

Contact Form