It’s military ball season and that means one thing for military spouses all over the country: it’s time for a new military ball gown. Fall is in full swing and we are ready to rock Military Ball Season 2019 in all the red lipstick, a flawless updo, and a dress fit for a goddess. Since a dress can transform a mood from “volun-told” to “va-va-voom” we crafted this lookbook to give you all the inspiration you’ll need to find a look you love. Whether this is your first or 15th formal military soiree, you deserve to feel amazing in your ensemble. This year we are in love with the ball dress options from Lulus, one of the highest rated online retailers for informal and formal wear. These 11 dresses from Lulus are some of our favorite options this season. Whether you are looking for a classic look, something more conservative, or super sexy Lulus has options for everyone. Here are our favorite military ball gowns from Lulus for this 2019 military ball season.
11 Military Ball Gowns from Lulus that You Will Love
Looking for a dress that’s comfortable, classy, and still smokin’ hot? You want Lulu’s Infinite Dreams Burgundy and Rose Gold Ombré Sequin Maxi Dress. This dress has a crazy long name and as many awesome features to go with it. From top to bottom the shiny rose gold sequins transition to a burgundy ombré making it a unique and stunning color. Don’t worry about the sequins scratching you inside the dress, it’s fully lined with a soft, stretchy material. The fitted bodice hugs all the right curves and flares out into a mermaid bottom, but the stretchy material means it’s easy to move, walk, and dance. With a halter top and thick straps, you can even wear your normal comfy bra! Finish it up with a zip-up back, and your ready in 10 min. This dress is the right combination of stunning and comfy.
Lulus Sweetest Thing Navy Blue Maxi Dress is sleek and classy but still unique and comfortable. The fitted bodice and mermaid hem means this dress hugs all the right curves. The stretchy fabric also means it’s comfortable enough to move around and dance all night without feeling restricted. Up top, the classy sweetheart neckline and thick straps are alluring without being revealing. The hemmed bodice also gives a little bit of support and structure to the dress. Even though this dress is lined, you’ll probably want to wear some shapewear underneath this one if you want to avoid underwear lines. Down at the bottom, there’s an extra panel of fabric to give this dress some beautiful movement on the dance floor. This dress really is simple yet stunning.
Channel your inner Hollywood Glam with the Broadway Silver Sequin Sleeveless Dress. The straps are adjustable allowing for optimum coverage and comfort. The lined dress allows the sequins to shine without the itching that can often be expected in sequin dresses. The silver sequins shimmer and shine along the relaxed bodice with a V-neck line accenting the glamorous look. The fitted waist gives way to a maxi-style skirt that flares to the ground allows continued comfort and style for a night of dinner and dancing all while looking stunning. The silver shimmer is complimented nicely by any military dress uniform – blues, khakis or whites. Pack some punch with bright red lipstick and glittery lightweight earrings from Simply Quinns.
The Make Me Move Burgundy Maxi Dress is the ultimate complimentary dress. The lightweight material is breathable, and the lining provides comfortable coverage. The bust is darted and fitted providing ample coverage while complimenting all sizes. A strapless bra, adhesive bra or no bra can be worn while feeling completely covered with the built-in cups. The draped double sleeves channel a 300-esque look without the fighting. The empire waist with draping provides flattering coverage for all body types with the flowing dress. The dress is available in burgundy (pictured), blush and black, all colors that would be complimentary at each military ball.
The Always Stunning Convertible maxi dress is perfect for every single body-type and occasion. The deep purple is great for winter, spring, summer, or fall and the flattering cut of the skirt makes going formal comfortable. The convertible straps mean you can wear this as many different ways as you want! One-shoulder or strapless, cover your shoulders or show them off, open back or high-neck—creativity is queen here. A comfortable pair of shoes and some understated but sophisticated jewelry will compliment this dress. Show off exactly what you want to and cover up the rest with this Always Stunning Convertible maxi dress and dance the night away.
Don’t sleep away the ball night with a run-of-the-mill dress, but elevate your elegance with this Awaken My Love Long Sleeve Lace maxi dress from Lulu’s. The rich burgundy shade highlights any skin tone, and the lace flatters those arms even if you aren’t at Michelle Obama’s level yet. The high empire waist softly joins the delicate lace with whimsical chiffon material, letting your princess dreams fly as you float through any ball room. And you’ll keep those heads turning even as you walk away with the stunning open back.
Step up your look even further with nude wedges or a peeptoe heel and a choker necklace to really show off your neckline.
Combining comfort with creativity, the Tricks of the Trade maxi dress is a great option for the indecisive woman. Two 72″ long panels give you all the fabric you need to master a strapless, one-shoulder, halter, or cross-front dress. The rusty rose color is great for any season and will complement any service uniform. The jersey material is light-weight and stretchy, flattering everyone. Pair this with a great pair of sparkly shoes and matching jewelry, or maybe a dark shawl for a cooler evening and get ready to wow the crowd.
The Dance the Night Away Sage Green Backless Maxi Dress is not your typical military ball dress, and it truly lives up to its name. The airy look and the long flowing skirt make this dress a great choice for spinning and twirling the night away on the dance floor. The stunning sage green color perfectly complements the romantic style of the dress. The wide straps feature a tying detail and hidden no-slip strips. The surplice bodice and the backless silhouette add just the right amount of sass. The material is light, flowy and comfortable, making it easy to move, sit and of course dance! Complete the look with a nude heel, or to add a bit more sass, a strappy silver heel.
The Margaux Teal Blue One shoulder maxi dress is a show-stopper type of dress for your next ball. Not only is the color unique from the typical colors of a military ball dress, but the form-fitting style makes it sexy and stylish. The mermaid tail has a slight train in the back, adding to the classiness of the dress. The princess bodice is met at the top with a mock neck and one-shoulder ruffle that adds movement and detail. And it is made with a stretch knit so you can sit, stand, and more importantly, dance easily through the night. Pair it with a black or silver heel to complete the look.
With arms free as a bird and a train that lightly follows you anywhere you go, be prepared to take on the dance floor at this year’s ball with this Dance All Evening Burgundy Lace maxi dress from Lulu’s. The delicate softness of this high-necked dress is detailed beautifully but doesn’t scratch the skin. The deep burgundy tone will complement your date’s uniform and even flatter any skin tone, whether you are still basking in that summer tan or not.
The romance of this dress is in the soft details and it is light as a feather to wear. A higher cut flatters the waistline and also eliminates the ever-difficult decision on what necklace to wear. Step up your look even further with strappy heels and maybe even a cuff bracelet.
This flowing A-line dress is an elegant maxi that is lightweight and comfortable, making the night of the military ball a breeze. The Georgette style falls from a modified halter neckline into a fitted bodice and a sweeping skirt that twirls and flows easily. The banded waist gives shape to the dress making it sexy, classy, and elegant all at the same time. The taupe color easily complements all military dress uniforms, but it is also casual enough to wear to St. Barbara’s dinners, a dining out, or a non-military formal event. Pair it with a silver or nude shoe to complete the look.
Military ball gown season is an exciting one, and these 12 dresses from Lulus will make it easy for you to make your choice on the perfect dress for your ball this year.
Still looking for the perfect dress?
Check out our military ball dress look-book from the 2018 season!