Changing Silhouettes The Journey From Court Dresses to Ball Gowns
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Ball gowns are the ultimate formal wear made up of luxurious clothing like silk, satin, taffeta and velvet with fancy laces, embroidery, pearls, ruffles and other suitable stuff which would add beauty and elegance to the attire. Ball ones are evening and full-length apparels that are worn in official-luxurious parties with an array of accessories to bring a complete look to it. These accessories might include opera -length gloves, stoles, capes, cloaks, tiaras (for married women) and evening clutches or small bags. They are suitable for the parties where men are supposed to wear "white tie attire" as ladies' white tie attire includes ball gowns, dancing shoes that may include flats, pumps, sandals and ballet sort of slippers.
Many celebs and television personalities wear ball gowns at events like award ceremonies, movie festivals, movie premiers and closing of events. They prefer different designer wear gowns with a great deal of assortment. They make women shine out the tag of "bold and beautiful" as it creates the impression of beauty and boldness all together. A plentiful array in ball gowns expands the boundaries of women clothing and apparels. Sleeveless, bare neck and gowns with straps are most explicitly worn out dresses by women in the parties or other formal events.
Ball gowns were first time introduced in the 15th century and considered as a status symbol. At that time wool was considered as the most worn out material but with the passage of time, satin, silk and organza got in. The attire was for the official events that represented nobility among each other. During this period, formal women clothing was called as court dresses but later on, with the emergence of 18th century the word "evening dress or ball gown" was popularized. After this, evening parties and ball dances were not limited to the royals and aristocrats. The trend of evening gowns became common and included different selection of night gowns like lower neckline versions, short sleeves and classical embroidery and fabric.
With the advent of 19th century, evening gowns took a new turn and high necked dinner gowns came into the lime light. They were also worn in soirees (evening parties or receptions), theatre and nightfall dances.