From big, frothy skirts to streamlined satin silhouettes, these dresses deliver every style of ball gown you could want.

Textured Skirts

A poofy skirt is what makes a ball gown, well, a ball gown. But on the Spring 2012 runways, many designers took voluminous skirts a step beyond by covering them with unusual textures that mimicked feathers and ruffles.

Style RK 208, $10,200, Romona Keveza