5 Fresh Gown Looks for Ball Season

The military ball season is officially in full swing! Do you know what you’re wearing?

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Check out these five fresh gown looks I put together for this year’s ball season to get some inspiration for your own cinderella night, then scroll to the comment section below to share your creative ideas!

1. Under the Sea

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The calendar may say fall, but with the weather in the mid-eighties here in California, I’m still in the summer rhythm. I love this mermaid-esque look complete with sea-like aqua hues and abalone embellishments. Look for a dress in a mermaid cut with a textured, embellished hemline to subtly emphasize that “mermaid fin” look.

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2. Audrey Hepburn

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Keep it classy with a modern update to the beloved Holly Golightly look. Pick a modest, fitted black dress with straight, clean lines. Keep the look current with bold, clustered pearls (rather than single strands), along with a modern clutch in cream and black. Complete the Audrey Hepburn image with an updo like the model’s above.

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3. Gilded Blush

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Most blush dresses are soft, diaphanous things that (while beautiful) remind me of flower girls and bridal showers. Add a little gold “gilding” however, and the look goes from ‘Easter’ to ‘va-va-voom’ while still retaining the girlish appeal of the blush coloring. With a dress this color, heavy embellishments like the ones on the gown above + a fitted cut help to elegantly mature the look and flatter your figure.

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4.  Starry Night

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Is there anything more beautiful than a star-studded night sky? Steal a little of the splendor by picking a deep navy sequin dress or one with silver accents to “light up” the look. Crystal accessories like the necklace above will further play up the ‘starry’ element of this elegant look.

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5. Bouquet

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Another nod to nature’s beauty, this ‘freshly-picked’ look mimics the beauty of spring blooms. Find a lithe, sage-colored dress (the stem), and create the ‘bloom’ of the look with a bright floral statement necklace, or maybe even some live peonies tucked into your ‘do. Carry a bold floral clutch for color balance, and complete the illusion of a flower come to life with your favorite floral perfume.

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10 thoughts on “5 Fresh Gown Looks for Ball Season

    1. Aw, I’m sorry! Do they have a ball in Singapore usually? But your man is far away? This is actually my first Navy ball since Jake has been in because he’s been gone or on duty or too busy every other time.

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