ballgown


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ballgown

(ˈbɔːlɡaʊn) or

ball gown

n
a long formal dress worn to a formal dance or other social occasion
Translations

ballgown

[ˈbɔːlgaʊn] Ntraje m de fiesta, vestido m de gala

ballgown

[ˈbɔːlgaʊn] nrobe f de bal
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Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere looked every inch dazzling and ethereal in a light pink signature Cinco ballgown. Mittenaere took to Instagram to share photos of her donning the gown for the event, saying she felt just like a princess in it.
The enchanting Isha Ambani is alluring in the Atelier Prabal Gurung pale violet tulle v-neck ballgown with hand embroidered crystal and ostrich feather, sunburst pleating inserts and sculptural shoulder flourette to the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion."
"Contestants usually need a ballgown for both the semi-final and the final of Miss England," says director Angie Beasley.
Gemma Chan looked like a fashion fairy in frothy fuchsia Valentino, Dame Helen Mirren was sublime in a long-sleeved Schiaparelli design and Sarah Paulson brought her trademark edge to a voluminous Brandon Maxwell ballgown, while original Pretty Woman Julia Roberts skipped the red carpet then surprised everyone by strolling out on stage to announce the winner of Best Picture in a one-shouldered gown by Elie Saab.
1 / 6 Michelle Yeoh glittered in a ballgown by Elie Saab.
Promoting her latest film, the critically-acclaimed Molly's Game - the story of Molly Bloom, who ran high-stakes poker games for over a decade in the US - Jessica Chastain looked stunning at a New York screening in this black and white tulle ballgown.
Promoting her latest film, the critically acclaimed Molly's Game - the story of Molly Bloom, who ran high stakes poker games for over a decade in the US - Jessica Chastain looked stunning at a New York screening in this black and white tulle ballgown.
"Queen Maryoum" (her self-given title) wore a white ballgown wedding dress, complete with a delicate veil and a diamond crown (it figures).
However, James' star-making turn in a live version of Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is being seen as a step backwards because of the whittled down size of her waist in her Fairy Godmothermanufactured ballgown. Critics have said that it represents an unrealistic image as the fantasy dimensions were created by constraining her already willowy figure in a corset combined with a skirt the size of an inflated parachute.
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Kevin Box's "Ballgown" (far right) takes center court; GaryTraczyk's sculptures are beautiful movements of metal and space; Cirque de Soliel's "Amaluna" hand balancer makes it looks easy; Renowned Chinese artist Chengju LI makes an Impact at SPECTRUM Miami; SPECTRUM Miami was a hit for all.
Arriving in a green Armani ballgown with hubby Jean-Bernard, Cheryl, 31, showed Mel B, 39, that less is more as her fellow judge looked fit to bust out of her low-cut black dress.
Ballgown dresses from the a/ w 2013 collection were on display with intricate lacework, floral embroidery and yards of rich fabric being the highlights of the collection.