Tulle ball gowns became popular with brides in the 1950s -- and have been adored ever since. A cloud of tulle swirls at the bottom of this Edgardo Bonilla dress. The Chantilly and Alecon lace bodice sparkles with hand-sewn Swarovski crystals. Earrings from Stephen Russell. Amaryllis and sweet peas are worn in the hair.
The tulle skirt of this blush-colored gown by Reem Acra falls to just below the knee; antique mirrored beads swirl in an Art Deco design across the bodice. Crystal earrings by Cherry Chau for Fragments.
A close-fitting tulle-and-lace drop-waist dress by Angel Sanchez is encircled with tulle bands. Tulle flowers by Dulken and Derrick are clustered together in place of a veil. Wedding ring by Michael B.; platinum-and-diamond bangle by Janet Mavec and Company. Agate-and-silver cocktail ring by Melissa Joy Manning. Rhinestone earrings by Erin Cole Design.
Diaphanous tulle skims the shoulders and overlays the bodice and skirt of an A-line gown with embroidered flowers; by Vera Wang. A nineteenth-century diamond leaf-spray brooch from Fred Leighton is clipped in the hair for a radiant crown.
A ruffled cuff and sheer flower trim wrist-length all-tulle gloves by Sharon for La-Crasia; this length is a charming accent for either a long-sleeve or strapless dress.
Rippling layers of tulle and lace drift down an A-line dress by Suzanne Ermann; a lacy platinum-and-diamond brooch from Stephen Russell is fastened to a tulle headband.
Below, left: Carmela Sutera's silk gown is offset by a tulle fingertip veil by Bride's Head Revisited.
Below, right: a bouquet of cymbidium orchids and roses is ringed with pink tulle sewn into a ruffled cuff.
Anne Barge's silk organza gown has corset-style lacing up the side and tulle petticoats.
Silk-satin halo with French-net veil by Suzanne Couture Millinery; earrings by Ted Muehling; ring by Gumuchian
Peter Langner's tulle tea-length dress is embellished with hand-applied crystals and mother-of-pearl beads, and organza ribbons. Diamond earrings and eternity band by Fred Leighton.
This necklace of tulle-wrapped beads and silk organza by Simon Alcantara would be a beautiful companion to a sleek dress.
A tulle and charmeuse Amsale gown gets a burst of color from a corsage, by Ellen Christine, of antique ribbon, feathers, and beads.Tulle blusher by Suzanne Couture Millinery; earrings by Jennifer Miller Jewelry.
Crystal-and-tulle brooches make satin slingbacks by Vanessa Noel Couture fanciful
Organza and tulle create a feathery skirt, and gathered tulle overlays the bodice of this gown by Monique Lhuillier. Diamond ring by Tiffany and Co.