17 Gorgeous Princess Wedding Dress And Ballgown Styles For Your Happily Ever After 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

Going for a fairytale wedding theme? A princess wedding dress is the perfect bridal look for your big day! The universally-flattering silhouette typically pairs a voluminous skirt with a fitted bodice, creating a feminine hourglass shape. Free from overly trendy details, it's a timeless style that photographs beautifully and makes for a dramatic entrance.

Below, we've rounded up seventeen stunning princess wedding dresses for your upcoming nuptials. Covered with intricate lace, beading, and embellishments, these sophisticated wedding dress styles are fit for royalty. With every shade and silhouette to choose from, there's something suitable for every bride.

17 Princess Wedding Dress Styles for Your Fairytale Wedding

You'll want to order your dress at least 4 to 6 months before your wedding. Many bridal gowns are made to order, so they'll take a few weeks (and sometimes months) to arrive. To ensure the perfect fit, you'll also need to find a skilled seamstress to do a few alterations, such as taking in the waist or shortening the hemline. It's always best to start dress shopping well in advance to give yourself plenty of time to find a fairytale-worthy dress with far less stress.

Watters Kensington Wedding Gown

Watters' Kensington Wedding Gown feels just as regal as Kensington Palace, the official residence of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from which it draws inspiration. The tulle ballgown features a high illusion neckline with cap sleeves and graphic floral lace throughout. Underneath, a structured bodice provides ample coverage and support. The airy tulle skirt flares from the waist into a cathedral-length train that makes for a dramatic entrance down the aisle. A V-shaped low back shows a touch of skin while still being appropriate for more conservative ceremony settings. Complete the look with statement bridal earrings

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Lawrence Gown

Jenny Yoo designed this gorgeous Lawrence gown with minimalist brides in mind. Perfect for a classic bride. It's fitted through the bust and waist before flowing from the hips into a full skirt. Cut from crisp taffeta fabric, the classic ball gown silhouette feels surprisingly modern. A soft square neckline and tasteful side cut-outs frame the face and flatter your curves. The illusion fabric comes in three nude shades to complement every skin tone. Designed with built-in support, there's no need to wear a bra or stick-on cups. And did we mention it has pockets too?!

BHLDN Rosalyn Gown

Add a whimsical touch to your wedding look with BHLDN's Rosalyn Gown. The ethereal wedding dress features floral embroidery and a romantic message from Jane Austen that reads, "it's such happiness when good people get together" in a swirling black script. A corset top with dramatic ties at the shoulders and a diaphanous skirt made from layers of organza and tulle bring a light, airy feel. According to customer reviews, the dress runs a bit small. We recommend sizing up from your standard dress size to achieve the right fit.

Tadashi Shoji Embroidered A-Line Wedding Gown

Get ready to wow your wedding guests with this Embroidered A-Line Wedding Gown from Tadashi Shoji. The princess-style wedding dress features a classic A-line silhouette that flatters a wide range of body types. On top, floral embroidery covers a sheer bodice top with a sleeveless illusion neckline. Similar embellishments among the hemline of the voluminous tulle skirt tie the whole piece together. Pair the gown with a minimalist veil that feels equally as light and airy.

Kennedy Blue Ciara Wedding Dress

You're guaranteed to feel like royalty in this Ciara Wedding Dress from Kennedy Blue. The modern ball gown features a layered tulle skirt and train that moves beautifully as you walk down the aisle and dance the night away. On top, the beaded bodice boasts a plunging v-neckline with built-in bra cups for added coverage and support. The hidden back zipper closure lies beneath a row of fabric-covered buttons that add an elegant finishing touch. It's a dramatic wedding gown that'll turn heads!

Mac Duggal Strapless Tiered Ball Gown

Try this Strapless Tiered Ball Gown from Mac Duggal for a truly fairy tale look. The classic princess wedding dress features a strapless sweetheart neckline and a tiered ruffle skirt. Thanks to the addition of a banded waist, the fit-and-flare silhouette cinches in your waist at its smallest part. It's a statement-making look that'll leave everyone in awe as you walk down the aisle.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Charlotte Gown

This Charlotte Gown from Jenny by Jenny Yoo is a satin wedding dress fit for a princess. A plunging v-neckline and a sweeping cathedral train create a dramatic, feminine look. A square back and spacious pockets add a modern touch to the timeless silhouette. With built-in support and a relaxed A-line cut, you'll stay surprisingly comfortable all day long! It's the perfect option for brides who don't want something overly frilly or lacy.

Wtoo by Watters Ryder Gown

If ball gown silhouettes aren't your thing, this Wtoo by Watters Ryder Gown is for you! The ivory dress has a distinctly regal feel without an annoyingly puffy skirt that'll get in your way when you dance. Draped off-the-shoulder sleeves and delicate lace details add a soft, romantic feel to the shirred bodice. Made from airy stretch mesh, it's an excellent option for a garden ceremony, beach wedding, or destination venue.

Riki Dalal Beatrix Gown

How stunning is this Beatrix Gown from Riki Dalal? The A-line skirt and sweeping train create a dreamy, fairytale look perfect for a garden venue. Created from layers of cloud-colored tulle, the gown flutters beautifully in the breeze. The corset top boasts intricate floral embroidery and built-in support so you can go bra-free in total confidence. It pairs best with an ivory-colored veil.

Sachin & Babi Gwen A-Line Gown

Elegant brides will love this Gwen A-Line Wedding Gown from Sachin & Babi Bridal Collection. The A-line silhouette is fitted through the bust and flares at the natural waist into a full skirt that won't overwhelm your frame. A scoop neckline and spaghetti straps with sparkling embellishments draw attention to your face. Fitted with a simple back zipper, it's comfortable and easy to wear. Pair your gown with sparkly shoes for an added touch of whimsy.

Basix Embellished Organza Ruffle Gown

Try this Embellished Organza Ruffle Gown from Basix for a romantic bridal look. The strapless ball gown features a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and a flouncy organza skirt embellished with tone-on-tone faux pearls. It's fully lined, so you won't need to wear a slip for added volume or coverage. Non-traditional brides can opt for a rose pink shade instead of traditional white.

BHLDN Marina Gown

For a boho take on the princess wedding trend, try this Marina Gown from BHLDN. Much to the delight of Bridgerton fans, its empire-waisted silhouette draws inspiration from French regency designs. Instead of tulle, it's cut from lightweight cotton silk taffeta with just the right amount of structure. Off-the-shoulder puff sleeves and large-scale cutwork create a modern boho feel. Complete with a sweeping train, it's a nostalgic look that's impossible not to love.

Lulus Forever is Ours Sequin Embroidered Tulle Maxi Dress

Bring a touch of sparkle tulle to your wedding day with this Forever is Ours Sequin Embroidered Tulle Maxi Dress from Lulus. The A-line bridal gown features a sleek satin lining covered in a sheer mesh overlay embellished with metallic embroidery, clear beading, and sparkling sequins. The plunging neckline features a sheer mesh insert for added coverage. A dusting of silver glitter adds a magical quality to the triple-layered tulle skirt.

Wtoo by Watters Tippi Gown

If you find empire waist gowns more flattering, try this Tippi Gown from Wtoo by Watters. The strapless neckline has ample support built right in, making it an excellent option for busty brides. Feminine floral embroidered appliqués cover the bust and cascade down the wispy skirt. An elegant ribbon tie adds the perfect finishing touch to this ethereal gown. Made from layers of light, airy tulle fabric, it's a great option for hot summer weather.

Jenny by Jenny Yoo Elena Gown

This Elena Gown from Jenny by Jenny Yoo presents the perfect combination of sexiness and sophistication. The V-neck front and plunging back show off a little skin while still providing plenty of coverage. 3D floral appliques cover the bodice and trail onto an airy tulle skirt with a flowy train. Its luxurious ivory color and delicate design pair well with a short, flirty tulle veil in matching ivory.

Tadashi Shoji Floral Embroidered Gown

Turn heads on your wedding day in this Floral Embroidered Gown from Tadashi Shoji. The strapless gown is crafted from light, airy layers of ivory tulle over a nude underlay. A sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves create a romantic feel while framing your stunning face. Intricate floral embroidery and beading at the bodice add a chic finish fit for a princess bride.

Willowby by Watters Lilia Gown

Meet the princess wedding dress of your dreams: the Lilia Gown from Willowby by Watters. The romantic bridal gown is covered in delicate floral embroidery that adds a vintage-inspired touch. A sheer back panel shows off the intricate embroidery beautifully, so be sure to ask your wedding photographer for a few close-up photos from behind. The feminine puff sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder for added drama. Available in sizes 00- 26, it's an option for any bride.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.