After a princess bride finds her prince, the next thing on her to-do list is select her fairy-tale ball gown. No other style of wedding dress encapsulates the romance, drama, and elegance of a black-tie wedding than ball gown (a.k.a. princess gown). With tight bodices, full skirts, ruffled layers, pick ups, and crystal embellishments, ball gowns are perfect attire for the bride who wishes to play out her Cinderella fantasies, at least for one very special day. We’ve chosen some examples of real Inside Weddings brides wearing breathtaking princess gowns that helped establish some happily-ever-after.