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BallGowns


Ball Gowns

Debra Ball Gown
We offer many styles of ball gowns in either ready made or custom made. You may choose exactly what suits your needs or request a consultation and we can assist you in your selection.

We have created stunning gowns for many Broadway productions as well as historical gowns for museums and National Parks Service (NPS). Whether Taffeta or Silk, light colored or deep tones, your gown will outshine the room. Contact us for current silks and designer fabrics or border prints in stock.

Please see our "photo gallery" selection for more photographs and select a style that appeals to you. When you are ready to order, email us for designs, fabric and color availability. Please order well in advance so we can meet your deadline.

Pictured is Debra Rich in her stunning gown purchased from our booth in Las Vegas. She was the bell of the ball. Photo by Major photography.




Heather Ball Gown
Heather Kenny of Virginia desired a blue gown with flowers. We designed a lovely floral organza over iridescent taffeta that changes with the lighting. We cleverly disguised this gown to open down the front so she may dress without assistance, yet appears laced in the back! This entire process was done through our website and fits her like a dream. "Here is a photo of my gown" emailed Heather after her ball. "Everyone fell in love with it!"





Taffeta Ball Gown
Taffeta Ball Gown Sleeve
Here is a lovely taffeta gown trimmed with embroidered ribbon with wonderful detail. It is reproduced from the original gown found in a Paris Market by Joy Melcher. The gown is a straight waisted bodice that is a very flattering style for figures that aren't "perfect" in a style that is historically accurate. She then chose a tasseled sleeve style she spotted in an 1860's photograph in her private collection. We have a selection of both lovely embroidered ribbons from Europe and outstanding Celtic embroidered ribbons as well. Taffeta available in Emerald Green, Royal Blue, Deep Purple, Mauve or pastels by request.











Lilac Ball Gown
Shopping at our sutlery is a wonderful experience for our customers. This lovely reenactress selected a stunning lavendar shot silk ball gown off our racks of 300+ gowns while at our reenactment in Florida. She tops it with our lovely black lace fichu that will be perfect for her upcoming ball. Shop us early at events and reenactments for best selection, or stop in to make a private fitting appointment during the event. We are sure we will have a gown in your size and color! Will this be the year you will select the dress of your dreams?





Order Form     Sizing Information

Taffeta Silk
Size 4
Size 6
Size 8
Size 10
Size 12
Size 14
Size 16
Size 18
Size 20
Size 22
Size 24
Size 26
Size 28
$400.00
$400.00
$425.00
$435.00
$445.00
$445.00
$465.00
$465.00
$485.00
$485.00
$500.00
$525.00
$525.00
Our inventories of silks are forever changing. Please inquire for current fabrics & price. Top-of-the-Line designer Civil War Ballgowns. We are known for our quality. Serious inquires only please. See photo gallery for more styles!