Designers are always riffing on the classic ballgown silhouette—and this season was no exception. There was certainly something for everyone: Beaded bodices teamed up with voluminous skirts in every imaginable fabric. Light and airy confections floated down the runway, while out-there couture creations followed like majestic elephants in a circus caravan. Here are our favorites of the bunch.
Silk satin pleated A-line gown with corset seamed bodice and illusion neckline yoke adorned with crystal "necklace" applique, by Priscilla of Boston
Strapless silk organza ballgown with jeweled cummerbund and layered skirt, by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston
Strapless tulle gown with crystal embroidery, by Reem Acra
Ivory silk shantung ballgown with a ballerina sweetheart bodice, ruched cummerbund accented with vintage freshwater pearl brooch, full gathered skirt with silk flowers at back, and a chapel train, by Lazaro
Ivory eyelash fringe tulle gown with embroidered floral appliqué bodice, by Douglas Hannant.