Presentation Balls

Often considered the highlight of the year, the presentation ball is where all the single young ladies are paraded before the young men of society in the hope of a marital interest being struck. Young ladies and gentlemen alike plan their wardrobe for this night months in advance. Both the upper and middle classes hold presentation balls for their own respective classes.

One other type of presentation ball that requires a special note is the Debutante ball, for the upper class only. A single young lady is presented to the Queen at the age of 16, to receive her blessings for later life. If the young lady receives a favorable comment from the Queen, the young lady is called a Debutante and her desirability increases dramatically. A debutante ball is simply a higher-level and very exclusive presentation ball.