With Halloween right around the corner, we ALWAYS love when brides come in with gothic, alternative styles. Fall is the most popular time of the year for nontraditional weddings and if ~spooky is your vibe, then we have some great dresses for you! Lots of our designers feature nontraditional styles + colors that are perfect for brides who want to add a little drama to their wedding day. Some of these styles are here at Dress Gallery year ’round, while others we have to loan from our designers. Find a dress you love?! Text us prior to your appointment to confirm its’ availability! But without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite alternative dresses for 2022 brides!

Style 3400 from Allure Bridals

This spicy yet super comfortable A-line gown features TOTALLY BLACK EVERTHING. From black tulle to black lace to black beading, this is the ULTIMATE gothic dress! The soft A-line skirt is flowy, not poofy, allowing her silhouette to shine yet still able to dance the night away. The neckline features petite, delicately beaded straps, a modest plunging neckline, side cut outs, and an open back! This dress is perfect for any alternative bride who wants a truly unique, dramatic dress for her wedding day. She lives at Dress Gallery full time, so we can always pull this dress during your appointments!

Tristyn from Maggie Sottero

Tristyn is a gorgeous balance between edgy, yet traditional with her soft, strapless sweetheart neckline and full ballgown skirt. The bold lace appliques are available in both black and ivory, allowing for every bride to choose their color preference! The patterned glitter underskirt creates shimmer with every step! Tristyn also comes with a matching cathedral-length veil with the same bold, black lace! Tristyn is no longer at Dress Gallery, but can be loaned from the designer for a small fee, so ask when booking your appt!

Hesper from Rebecca Ingram

Want something totally unique + different, but not wanting to commit to black? We totally understand! Not every alternative bride wants to go dark and moody, so Hesper is a great option! This flowing glitter tulle gown features a soft A-line silhouette, textured glitter tulle, a plunging neckline, trendy beaded banded waist, and a slit perfect for highlighting your silhouette. Available in Misty Mauve, our newest fav color, this gown has a subtle purple undertone that is great for brides who want something ~different, but not noticeably untraditional. We think Hesper is a perfect combination of modern, yet classic! Dress Gallery is her permanent home, so we’re happy to pull her anytime!

3455 by Allure Bridals

What if you’re not an A-line girl? If you’re wanting to show off your hips, we got you, too, boo! This sexy yet sophisticated off-the-shoulder gown features a fitted silhouette with a stretch liner, so you can boogie the night away. Her black lace features black sequinning, allowing you to shimmer, while the blush undertone creates a romantic and edgy color palette perfect for any fall bride. Add in the black fabric buttons down to the dramatic train and we’re waiting for the first bride to pick up this stunner! She’s a DG forever babe, so we can pull her anytime!

London by Maggie Sottero

Loved Tristyn, but not looking for a ballgown? Introducing her little sister, London! London is Maggie Sottero’s newest edgy gown, a stunning fitted strapless sibling complete with this same bold, black lace. The textured glitter tulle creates visual dimension throughout the dress and we love the detachable off-the-shoulder straps. The see-through bodice keeps the dress just a touch sexy while still allowing your silhouette to totally shine! She also comes with a matching cathedral length veil for extra drama. London has to be ordered from the designer for a small fee, so definitely check with us before you book!

Adara by Wilderly Bride

Wanting to elope in the mountains / desert / rainforest but need the ultimate dress with the fluffiest skirt to pull off the photos? Look no further than Adara! Here in store, we have her in a gorgeous smoky blue/grey color, the same as overcast skies, that gives the lace appliques and extra “pop!” We love the detailed banded waist, open back, and effortless volume of the skirt! Adara is a permanent member of the Dress Gallery fam, so stop by anytime to see her!

9861 by Allure Bridals

Not sure if you want to commit to a fully black wedding dress?! Hopefully this style can help you choose! Available both in traditional bridal ivory and edgy black, we love this soft A-line gown featuring a gorgeous off-the-shoulder neckline, see-through bodice, and bold lace appliques throughout the skirt. The softly plunging neckline is sexy, yet still modest, allowing you to be the star of the show in this gown. This style is a permanent member of the DG fam, but we have her in the traditional ivory color; if you’d like to see the black in person, let us know prior to your appointment so we can look into loaning it for you!

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Our Top 10 Alternative Wedding Dresses


With Halloween right around the corner, we ALWAYS love when brides come in with gothic, alternative styles. Fall is the most popular time of the year for nontraditional weddings and if ~spooky is your vibe, then we have some great dresses for you! Lots of our designers feature nontraditional styles + colors that are perfect for brides who want to add a little drama to their wedding day. Some of these styles are here at Dress Gallery year ’round, while others we have to loan from our designers. Find a dress you love?! Text us prior to your appointment to confirm its’ availability! But without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite alternative dresses for 2022 brides!

Style 3400 from Allure Bridals

This spicy yet super comfortable A-line gown features TOTALLY BLACK EVERTHING. From black tulle to black lace to black beading, this is the ULTIMATE gothic dress! The soft A-line skirt is flowy, not poofy, allowing her silhouette to shine yet still able to dance the night away. The neckline features petite, delicately beaded straps, a modest plunging neckline, side cut outs, and an open back! This dress is perfect for any alternative bride who wants a truly unique, dramatic dress for her wedding day. She lives at Dress Gallery full time, so we can always pull this dress during your appointments!

Tristyn from Maggie Sottero

Tristyn is a gorgeous balance between edgy, yet traditional with her soft, strapless sweetheart neckline and full ballgown skirt. The bold lace appliques are available in both black and ivory, allowing for every bride to choose their color preference! The patterned glitter underskirt creates shimmer with every step! Tristyn also comes with a matching cathedral-length veil with the same bold, black lace! Tristyn is no longer at Dress Gallery, but can be loaned from the designer for a small fee, so ask when booking your appt!

Hesper from Rebecca Ingram

Want something totally unique + different, but not wanting to commit to black? We totally understand! Not every alternative bride wants to go dark and moody, so Hesper is a great option! This flowing glitter tulle gown features a soft A-line silhouette, textured glitter tulle, a plunging neckline, trendy beaded banded waist, and a slit perfect for highlighting your silhouette. Available in Misty Mauve, our newest fav color, this gown has a subtle purple undertone that is great for brides who want something ~different, but not noticeably untraditional. We think Hesper is a perfect combination of modern, yet classic! Dress Gallery is her permanent home, so we’re happy to pull her anytime!

3455 by Allure Bridals

What if you’re not an A-line girl? If you’re wanting to show off your hips, we got you, too, boo! This sexy yet sophisticated off-the-shoulder gown features a fitted silhouette with a stretch liner, so you can boogie the night away. Her black lace features black sequinning, allowing you to shimmer, while the blush undertone creates a romantic and edgy color palette perfect for any fall bride. Add in the black fabric buttons down to the dramatic train and we’re waiting for the first bride to pick up this stunner! She’s a DG forever babe, so we can pull her anytime!

London by Maggie Sottero

Loved Tristyn, but not looking for a ballgown? Introducing her little sister, London! London is Maggie Sottero’s newest edgy gown, a stunning fitted strapless sibling complete with this same bold, black lace. The textured glitter tulle creates visual dimension throughout the dress and we love the detachable off-the-shoulder straps. The see-through bodice keeps the dress just a touch sexy while still allowing your silhouette to totally shine! She also comes with a matching cathedral length veil for extra drama. London has to be ordered from the designer for a small fee, so definitely check with us before you book!

Adara by Wilderly Bride

Wanting to elope in the mountains / desert / rainforest but need the ultimate dress with the fluffiest skirt to pull off the photos? Look no further than Adara! Here in store, we have her in a gorgeous smoky blue/grey color, the same as overcast skies, that gives the lace appliques and extra “pop!” We love the detailed banded waist, open back, and effortless volume of the skirt! Adara is a permanent member of the Dress Gallery fam, so stop by anytime to see her!

9861 by Allure Bridals

Not sure if you want to commit to a fully black wedding dress?! Hopefully this style can help you choose! Available both in traditional bridal ivory and edgy black, we love this soft A-line gown featuring a gorgeous off-the-shoulder neckline, see-through bodice, and bold lace appliques throughout the skirt. The softly plunging neckline is sexy, yet still modest, allowing you to be the star of the show in this gown. This style is a permanent member of the DG fam, but we have her in the traditional ivory color; if you’d like to see the black in person, let us know prior to your appointment so we can look into loaning it for you!

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With Halloween right around the corner, we ALWAYS love when brides come in with gothic, alternative styles. Fall is the most popular time of the year for nontraditional weddings and if ~spooky is your vibe, then we have some great dresses for you! Lots of our designers feature nontraditional styles + colors that are perfect for brides who want to add a little drama to their wedding day. Some of these styles are here at Dress Gallery year ’round, while others we have to loan from our designers. Find a dress you love?! Text us prior to your appointment to confirm its’ availability! But without further ado, here are 10 of our favorite alternative dresses for 2022 brides!

Style 3400 from Allure Bridals

This spicy yet super comfortable A-line gown features TOTALLY BLACK EVERTHING. From black tulle to black lace to black beading, this is the ULTIMATE gothic dress! The soft A-line skirt is flowy, not poofy, allowing her silhouette to shine yet still able to dance the night away. The neckline features petite, delicately beaded straps, a modest plunging neckline, side cut outs, and an open back! This dress is perfect for any alternative bride who wants a truly unique, dramatic dress for her wedding day. She lives at Dress Gallery full time, so we can always pull this dress during your appointments!

Tristyn from Maggie Sottero

Tristyn is a gorgeous balance between edgy, yet traditional with her soft, strapless sweetheart neckline and full ballgown skirt. The bold lace appliques are available in both black and ivory, allowing for every bride to choose their color preference! The patterned glitter underskirt creates shimmer with every step! Tristyn also comes with a matching cathedral-length veil with the same bold, black lace! Tristyn is no longer at Dress Gallery, but can be loaned from the designer for a small fee, so ask when booking your appt!

Hesper from Rebecca Ingram

Want something totally unique + different, but not wanting to commit to black? We totally understand! Not every alternative bride wants to go dark and moody, so Hesper is a great option! This flowing glitter tulle gown features a soft A-line silhouette, textured glitter tulle, a plunging neckline, trendy beaded banded waist, and a slit perfect for highlighting your silhouette. Available in Misty Mauve, our newest fav color, this gown has a subtle purple undertone that is great for brides who want something ~different, but not noticeably untraditional. We think Hesper is a perfect combination of modern, yet classic! Dress Gallery is her permanent home, so we’re happy to pull her anytime!

3455 by Allure Bridals

What if you’re not an A-line girl? If you’re wanting to show off your hips, we got you, too, boo! This sexy yet sophisticated off-the-shoulder gown features a fitted silhouette with a stretch liner, so you can boogie the night away. Her black lace features black sequinning, allowing you to shimmer, while the blush undertone creates a romantic and edgy color palette perfect for any fall bride. Add in the black fabric buttons down to the dramatic train and we’re waiting for the first bride to pick up this stunner! She’s a DG forever babe, so we can pull her anytime!

London by Maggie Sottero

Loved Tristyn, but not looking for a ballgown? Introducing her little sister, London! London is Maggie Sottero’s newest edgy gown, a stunning fitted strapless sibling complete with this same bold, black lace. The textured glitter tulle creates visual dimension throughout the dress and we love the detachable off-the-shoulder straps. The see-through bodice keeps the dress just a touch sexy while still allowing your silhouette to totally shine! She also comes with a matching cathedral length veil for extra drama. London has to be ordered from the designer for a small fee, so definitely check with us before you book!

Adara by Wilderly Bride

Wanting to elope in the mountains / desert / rainforest but need the ultimate dress with the fluffiest skirt to pull off the photos? Look no further than Adara! Here in store, we have her in a gorgeous smoky blue/grey color, the same as overcast skies, that gives the lace appliques and extra “pop!” We love the detailed banded waist, open back, and effortless volume of the skirt! Adara is a permanent member of the Dress Gallery fam, so stop by anytime to see her!

9861 by Allure Bridals

Not sure if you want to commit to a fully black wedding dress?! Hopefully this style can help you choose! Available both in traditional bridal ivory and edgy black, we love this soft A-line gown featuring a gorgeous off-the-shoulder neckline, see-through bodice, and bold lace appliques throughout the skirt. The softly plunging neckline is sexy, yet still modest, allowing you to be the star of the show in this gown. This style is a permanent member of the DG fam, but we have her in the traditional ivory color; if you’d like to see the black in person, let us know prior to your appointment so we can look into loaning it for you!

Which alternative wedding dress is your favorite?! Tell us on Facebook!

 

While we do our absolute best to style everyone we can, one of the few things we ~don’t carry here at Dress Gallery is cocktail-like attire or formalwear that’s not prom. For wedding guests, our dresses are often too formal for what they’re needing as visitors to the party. Fall wedding season is in full swing and all the invites just keep coming! Each DG stylist curated a list of favorites outfits they would wear (or will be wearing!) to upcoming fall weddings. Fall in love with one of our choices? You know we included links for you to snag one for yourself! (:

Jillian would wear….

Ruffled Floral Print Maxi from Rodarte | Silver Flocked Ruffled Tulle Dress from Rodarte | Pink Daisy Printed Silk Dress from Rodarte | Danbury Maxi Dress from Loveshack Fancy

Maria would wear….

Asymmetric Satin Effect Jumpsuit from Zara | Black Satin Floral Jacquard Mini Dress from Lulus | One Shoulder Red Floral Dress from Lulus

Alexis would wear….

Alice Dress from Sundress via Revolve | Ainsley Satin Colorblock High Low Dress from VICI | Simple Crisscross Tied Backless Maxi Dress from SHEIN | Shirred High Neck Flounce Sleeve Dress from SHEIN

Marisa would wear…

Joslin Linen Mini Dress from Anthropologie | Floral Open-Back Maxi Dress from Anthropologie | Sheer Slip Maxi Dress from Anthropologie | Black Floral V Neck Dress by HAH from Rent the Runway (totally rentable!)

Allison would wear…

The Getaway Dress from Southern Fried Chic | Twirl You Around Dress from Southern Fried Chic | Laced in Espresso Puff Sleeve Dress from The Lace Cactus | Stretch Velvet Tank Dress from Jasmine Bridal (available at DG!) | Self-Tie Sleeved Dress from Amazon (multiple colors!

April would wear…

Fidelia Dress by BHLDN from Antropologie | Fil Coupe Trumpet-Sleeve Dress from Neiman Marcus | Cutout Volume Sleeve Woven Dress by Karen Millen | Black Floral Printed Gown from Marchesa Notte via Rent the Runway (totally rentable! We love this option!)

Darian would wear…

Talisia Floral Midid Dress from BOHME | Miriam Smocked Maxi Dress from Morning Lavender | Cream Swiss Dot Dress from Lulus

Courtney would wear…

Embroidered Velvet High Low Dress from Marchesa Notte via Rent the Runway (totally rentable!) | Wide Leg Crossover Satin Jumpsuit from Nasty Gal | Low Back Leopard Slip Jumpsuit from Revolve | Ribbed Crew Neck Maxi Dress from Express

 

We have all been seeing the trends in bridesmaids change over the past few years. Gone are the days of 100% matching chiffon bridesmaids dresses, a wall of cookie cutter sameness. Instead, brides are opting to create visual dimension and texture in their photos by allowing bridesmaids to choose styles, colors, and fabrics that suit them best. This not only makes some gorgeous photos, but also guarantees your bridesmaids feel their most confident on your wedding day! Two of 2022 hottest fabrics are velvet and silk satin. We have both fabrics from multiple designers in great colors, meaning we can totally create your wedding day look, EVEN if you’re wanting some mix-and-match vibes. Here are some sneak peeks of our upcoming bridesmaids dresses featuring silk satin and velvet textures! Love?? Yeah, we know. Request your bridesmaid consultant to pull these styles for you at your consultation!

 

 

 

Not only are these gorgeous dresses available in these super cool fabrics, but a lot of our designers have even dropped HOT NEW COLORS as well! Show your consultant your favorite dress during your appointment and we’ll pull these styles for you!

Okay, y’all, so we’ve had something in the works for a while and we are SO STOKED to finally share the news. We’ve been wanting to have a Dress Gallery exclusive collection of dresses, something unseen anywhere else, so that brides could feel truly confident in saying “yes” to their dress. So, what did we do? BROUGHT IN OUR OWN DRESSES, OF COURSE! Yeah, you read that right! Introducing Opal & Lace, Dress Gallery’s exclusive collection of bridal gowns. We worked with a designer to curate and customize a fabulous collection of gowns unique to our store, area, and beyond.

Slowly, but surely, these babies are arriving to us, but we have our first nine dresses here in store and we’re in L-U-V. Like, serious love. Because these aren’t by a specific designer, they’re ~ours, we’re responsible for all marketing photos, which means you KNOW we have a fabulous photoshoot in the works with our girl Shelb to showcase these babies off. In the meantime, we wanted to still show you, so we took some in-store mannequin photos so you can RUN to your appointment and show your consultant.

Ready to see the first ever Opal and Lace dresses?! Here we go, fam!

INTRODUCING: AALIYAH

Our first arrival, literally the first, was Aaliyah, a gorgeously soft A-line gown featuring the dreamiest tulle and bold lace appliques. Her silver threaded bodice shimmers in sunlight and her petite straps give support while showing off your fabulous shoulders. We love how down-to-earth and easygoing this dress is – perfect for destination elopements, garden parties, or even just a low maintenance bride.

INTRODUCING: BERNADETTE

Bernadette is a sweet thing, timeless and classic with a softly ruched v neckine, thick tank straps, and a gorgeous illusion button back. Her soft cashmere color is the perfect combination between champagne + blush (but don’t worry, she comes in all ivory and other color options, too!) We love her softly place lace appliques throughout the bodice and skirt, creating negative space and whimsical feel throughout the dress. Finished with a gorgeous charmeuse belt to match the color of the dress and you have the ultimate feminine gown!

INTRODUCING: BETTY

Betty is a STUNNER of a gown because let us tell you, she packs a punch when it comes to design details. This soft A-line gown features fully beaded lace appliques throughout, beaded and petite spaghetti straps, a modern plunging neckline, and a double layer of lace for dimension throughout the skirt. Her horsehair trim allows for a perfect flair of the baby train, the easiest thing to bustle and dance the night away in. We have her in store in Cashmere, a gorgeous blushy/taupe, but she can be ordered in multiple colors for whatever your heart desires!

INTRODUCING: ANYA

Anya is the perfect bohemian gown just waiting for her free-spirited bride. This A-line gown features petite spaghetti straps and off-the-shoulder flutter sleeves to add a touch of whimsy to the dress. Her fully beaded appliques have white/crystal beading, allowing you to shimmer with every step but play with whatever metal accents you want. (We think rose gold would be beautiful with this gown!) Her soft skirt features next to no volume, allowing your silhouette to be the true stunner in this babe. Top if all off with her trendy and modest scoop neckline and you really have a unique, yet classic gown.

INTRODUCING: ARCHER

Archer is a dress for a bride ready to celebrate. This super fun A-line gown features a double banded waistline, made to truly highlight your silhouette and elongate your torso. Her bold matte appliques throughout the bodice and skirt keep this dress down-to-earth while the slight beading through the belt adds a pop of sparkle. In store, we have her in a super edgy grey color, but she’s available in more traditional options for brides wanting to feel more “bridal.”

INTRODUCING: AMARA

Want a gown with a little va-va-voom to her? Then definitely check out Amara! If you’re a classic, timeless bride wanting a little bit of a Gatsby/art deco flair, this stunning A-line gown should definitely be on your list. She features a soft charmeuse silk skirt, making her comfortable yet sexy. Her silhouette shows off your hips while still flowing at the waist for easy dancing. Her banded waist, romantic off-the-shoulder neckline, filligree-based lace appliques, and button back all combine to create the perfect storm of modern yet jazzy.

INTRODUCING: BANNON

If you’re a long-sleeved bride, we didn’t forget about you! Bannon is a gorgeous lace illusion sleeved gown featuring a plunging v neckline, v back, geometric lace banded waist, and organic lace appliques throughout. She features minimal sparkle, instead focusing on the natural floral accents and keeping the bohemian vibes at the forefront. Her soft A-line skirt is perfect for dancing, chatting, and celebrating. Our Bannon is featured in Mocha, a gorgeously deep taupe color, but has many color palettes to choose from!

INTRODUCING: ADDIE

Are you more of a plain, chic type of bride? We’ve got you, boo! You’ll definitely fall in love with Addie, a super soft A-line dress featuring the dreamiest tulle skirt, soft ribbon belt (available in pink or ivory!), off-the-shoulder neckline, and crisp, clean seam work. This dress allows YOU to be the focus, with no sparkle or lace to take away from your natural beauty. We can totally see this gown in any setting, whether a traditional church or an outdoor garden party.

INTRODUCING: BILLIE

We shouldn’t pick favorites, but if we did, Billie would be pretty high up on the list. This strapless A-line gown features a plunging neckline, totally beaded appliques, and a super flowy skirt designed for celebrating the night away. We love her delicate train, which would make the easiest bustle, and the way the appliques trickle from the bodice through the skirt to add continuity to the look. Throw your hair up with a gorgeous veil, show off your shoulders, and you’re ready to party until the early morning with Billie!

These are our first few Opal and Lace dresses and we’re anxiously awaiting more! Which one is your favorite? Which NAME is your favorite? Let us know at your appointment or on Facebook and who knows – you might get a dress named after you!

Okay, y’all, we LOVE trend forecasting for brides. Being able to keep a pulse on what our brides find unique, interesting, and customizable is important for our business. We want our brides to trust that we have their wedding visions in mind and we are always on the lookout for cool new trends in the wedding industry. Here a few trends we’re seeing for 2022 brides and we are SO STOKED. Fall in love with some of these?! Let your consultant know and we can help style you with these in mind!

Trend #1: Bridal Bows

We are LOVING the bridal bow trend! Whether you’re willing to wear one in your hair, on your shoes, on your dress, or more, bows are a cute and flirty way to add a little drama to your wedding day look. They’re the perfect accent for a bride who wants a traditional, yet modern twist. We’ve seen brides style their looks with tulle hair bows, bow-tie shoes, and even gorgeous bows on the dress themselves!

Trend #2: Bridal Jackets

So bridal jackets aren’t really ~new – we’ve seen a lot of brides create personalized denim/leather jackets for their wedding day. But instead of a coverup for cold weather, we’re seeing brides include bridal jackets as part of their ceremony look! Dainty, feminine jackets out of tulle have been most popular, but we’ve seen some gorgeous lightweight bridal cardigans, fun bell-sleeves, feathers, and more! Don’t be afraid to try something cool and different, especially if your dress is simplistic.

Trend #3: Western-Inspired Accents

Maybe it’s because we’re in Kansas, but our brides are LEANING into the Western-inspired design features and we are HERE FOR IT. Whether you’re wanting leather details, turquoise jewelry, cowboy hats, dried florals, cow hide…..the lists go on and on! Western-inspired weddings mixed with fun, modern pieces are having a MOMENT right now and we love it. This is a great way to personalize your wedding while also showcasing something you love. Plus, we love the option of pairing your bridal look with bold squash blossoms – totally chic yet ultra cool!

(See that gorgeous Western bride? That’s #dgbabe, Kayla, who was featured in Western Weddings Magazine!)

Trend #4: Bridal Headbands

So if Blair Waldorf was getting married in 2022, she would ROCK this look. Preppy yet fashionable, we are loving the idea of pairing such a traditional hair piece for such a formal event. Instead of traditional bridal crystals, brides are opting for pearls, padded, and even attaching the veil to create a totally new look! The hair accessory of your youth is getting a sophisticated makeover for the ultimate bridal statement.

Trend #5: Nontraditional Menswear Ties

Don’t forget about spicing up your groom’s look! Menswear is really taking a front seat in wedding planning these days with many grooms wanting to make as much of a statement as the brides. We love grooms who decide to accent their look with unique details, particularly ties! Bolo ties are definitely having a moment, but we’ve seen grooms choose ascot/cravats, floral/patterned shirts, and even jewelry instead! Don’t sleep on having your man look just as fashionable as you do.

Would you rock some of these 2022 trends?! Tell us your favorites at your appointment or in our Facebook comments!

Okay, y’all – we have received some of our Fall 2021 inventory and we. are. pumped. For real, there are SO MANY good dresses arriving in our store, we have no idea how our brides are going to choose! We absolutely love Morilee by Madeline Garner, a gorgeously classic wedding line that features feminine lace, solid structure, and TONS of sparkle. We love how versatile the Morilee collection is; whether you’re a boho bride or wanting something more traditional, this collection has got you covered. Here are 6 of our newest Morilee gowns that JUST hit the Dress Gallery stock room, meaning you could be one of the first people to try these babes on! Don’t forget – our live inventory, including these gowns, can be viewed on our Pinterest page! Save your favorites to show your consultant during your appointment.

INTRODUCING: CALYPSO

This fitted bohemian beauty is just WAITING for someone with a destination elopement to wear her! Featuring bold sheet lace, delicate spaghetti straps, and a unique keyhole back, this super elegant yet totally down-to-earth dress is perfect for any ceremony. Style with a beaded veil for an extra pop of sparkle and this baby is ready to stun!

INTRODUCING: CARITA

Carita is literally the most ethereal dress we’ve seen in a hot second. Her soft A-line skirt is perfectly flowy, yet voluminous and her soft tulle v neckline with lace appliques totally checks all the soft, feminine, yet sexy boxes. We love the lace appliques applied throughout the bodice and skirt, creating negative space and visual dimension throughout the gown. Her subtle sparkle allows you to shimmer with every step while making YOU the focus in this dress. We can’t wait to see photos of a bride frolicking with this gorgeous skirt!

INTRODUCING: CELINE

Ready to truly SHINE? Then you need to try on Celine during your appointment! This sexy, fitted gown features an entire layer of bold glitter tulle, giving you dramatic shimmer while highlighting your silhouette. The sexy plunging neckline combined with the sheer bodice, open back, and fitted silhouette is just ASKING for a bride with curves. The bold yet feminine lace throughout keeps this dress soft while still being totally dramatic!

INTRODUCING: CHRISTINE

We absolutely love this illusion neck, A-line STUNNER featuring a secretly sexy plunging neckline and bohemian lace appliques throughout. Her double banded waist is cute and trendy while also totally highlighting the smallest part of your body. We love the open back, delicate beading, and soft flow of the skirt to totally create the most ethereal gown!

INTRODUCING: CORNELIA

Are you wanting to have the most luxurious, voluminous ball gown for your wedding look?! Then you need to try on Cornelia! This gorgeous handkerchief skirt features secret sparkle throughout, allowing the skirt to be totally dramatic while keeping the look clean and chic. Her supportive yet detailed spaghetti straps showcase you shoulders while her beaded lace bodice and sheer back are totally timeless yet modern. We think that this dress would look fabulous against a bold backdrop, like a hotel ballroom or industrial venue!

INTRODUCING: CORINNE

Can’t decide between fitted or flowy? Do both! Corinne is literally the best of both worlds. The flowy overskirt gives you a whimsical vibe while the fitted Chantilly lace underskirt shows off your silhouette. Her gorgeous top layer of lace brings the two together, accompanied by a soft v neck, delicate beading, and slightly sheer bodice. Whether you’re getting married in a church ceremony, a beachside elopement, or anything in between, Corinne is a dreamy pick!

INTRODUCING: CHIARA

We fell heels-over-head with Chiara, the dreamiest fit-and-flare gown featuring multiple layers of lace, soft cap sleeves, a plunging neckline, and gorgeous illusion keyhole back. If you’re wanting even MORE drama, Chiara comes with a detachable overskirt, allowing you to create a totally different look between ceremony and reception. This softly beaded dress is the perfect balance of timeless and sexy, bold yet feminine.

Which new Morilee gown is your favorite?! Tell us on Facebook or let us know during your appointment!

 

Guys! We have been anxiously awaiting to make this announcement….but our designer line is growing! Dress Gallery is officially a member of the Madi Lane family and we COULD NOT be more excited! This whimsical and romantic collection is destined to be the dream designer of some of our brides. A touch of boho, a touch of ethereal, a touch of royalty all mixed together to create a gorgeously stunning, perfectly crafted, and elegantly complimentary collection. You are going to want to RUN to try these dresses on and guess what? You’ll be one of the first in Wichita to be a Madi Lane bride! Now, let us introduce to you some of the babes that have newly arrived and a few we are still patiently waiting for!

INTRODUCING: COOPER

A sexy, simplistic stunner of a dress, Cooper is literally the dreamiest. Made from luxuriously soft crepe fabric, this dress is deceptive – she’s fitted, yet structured and is every bit as comfortable as you think she’d be. She features a plunging v neckline and a banded waist, highlighting the body and allowing for silhouette to be the forefront of this dress. The cute illusion button back adds just a touch of drama and if you want to turn the dial up on Cooper, she can come with a detachable scattered pearl overskirt. Flowy, fun, and feminine, this is a great way to add a touch of whimsical to your wedding look. You can remove the skirt during your dance party reception for easier movement and truly let YOU be the star of the show in this gown!

INTRODUCING: CALLIE

Say hello to Callie, a flowy strapless sweetheart gown featuring bold lace appliques, subtle sparkle, and the dreamiest neckline. This soft skirt is perfect for any bride wanting to float effortlessly through their wedding day. Her sheer bodice with exposed boning keeps this dress just softly sexy while staying in a classic, timeless silhouette. We love the rose-y undertone to this dress that truly allows the lace to POP! Style her with a detachable cap-sleeve illusion jacket for a quick change look for your reception. The jacket features a gorgeous keyhole back and button details, allowing for a little extra drama!

INTRODUCING: CARINA

We are so in love with Carina, a beautifully soft a-line gown featuring bold yet delicate lace appliques throughout. The petite spaghetti straps perfectly compliment the modest v neckline, allowing for a totally dreamy neckline that everyone will love. Her charmeuse internal liner is buttery soft, letting you feel the most comfortable and confident on your wedding day. She features clear sequins throughout the lace appliques, adding a hint of subtle sparkle that lets you shimmer with every stuff. This dress was truly made for dancing and celebrating with loved ones while amplifying your natural beauty.

INTRODUCING: CODY

Can’t decide between a lace and simplicity? Cody says you don’t have to. This silky smooth European crepe gown is dream, complete with interal stretch liner to allow you lots of motion. The classic sheath fit perfectly hugs curves while creating an effortlessly chic look. Her lace bodice features 3D florals, creating visual dimension and texture to contrast the simplistic skirt. Her supportive tank straps are modern and trendy, while her luxurious fabric and classic silhouette balances perfectly. We absolutely love her styled with her matching cathedral veil featuring multiple fold over layers, waved side cuts, and volume to add serious drama!

INTRODUCING: AVERY

Okay, y’all, you are gonna LOSE IT when you try on Avery. This absolutely stunning A-line gown is a literal dream, featuring the sexiest plunging neckline that is both modern yet traditional. Her bold lace appliques are gorgeous up close and even more defined and stunning from far away. The softly scooping yet open back features pearl buttons, a small yet classic detail we absolutely love. The best part? She secretly sparkles! An entire layer of glitter tulle peeks through the skirt beneath the lace allowing, you to shimmer with every step you take. Whether you’re doing a formal ceremony, an outdoor elopement, or anything in between, Avery is truly a perfect gown for any wedding type.

INTRODUCING: HAVEN

Ready to fall in love with Haven?! Because we certainly did. This sweet and soft strapless A-line gown features a billowing and full tulle skirt, the perfect middle ground between minimal and princess-y. We love how effortless and airy this full tulle gown looks, as if you could frolic into the sunset forever. Her delicately sequined lace appliques feature a trickle down pattern, creating dimension in the skirt with negative space. Haven can also come with a soft tulle shawl featuring matching lace, allowing for a delicate and different wedding day look.

INTRODUCING: AMELIE

We’re not supposed to play favorites, but if we did….Amelie would be a front runner. This beautiful, bold, and modern gown features the most gorgeous floral lace appliques throughout, totally sequined to shimmer in sunlight. Her off-the-shoulder neckline is actually detachable, allowing you to have a more comfortable strapless look if you decide. We personally love how soft and romantic the shoulder pieces look – great for a ceremony before changing into a party-friendly strapless. Her sheer bodice features peek-a-boo exposed boning, hiding beneath the beautiful lace, allowing for a hint of sexy against this feminine gown.

 

 

It’s time to fall heels over head with some of our Fall 2021 dresses! This time, we’re featuring Rebecca Ingram, a collection from designer Maggie Sottero, full of whimsy, romance, and timeless pieces. We had such a hard time narrowing down to just a few favorites to buy for the store, but here are some of the gorgeous dresses that recently arrived for all our brides!

Tessa is a gorgeous long sleeve a-line gown featuring a ruffle skirt, horsehair hem, v neckline, and open back. The soft sparkle throughout the bodice continues and trickles down through the waistline, ending in an airy and romantic skirt. The modest v neckline is a great way to highlight cleavage while also staying modest and timeless!

Jenessa is a beautifully boho gown featuring a soft tulle a-line skirt, ruched tulle bodice with peek-a-boo lace, a trickling lace waistline, and secret sparkle throughout. The airy skirt of this gown is perfect for any natural backdrop, whether it’s the beach, mountains, or garden party. Her plunging neckline keeps the look just a little bit sexy while the tank straps allow for serious support. We love how effortless this look is! Pair with fresh florals in your hair & you’d be all set.

Alda is a fitted crepe gown featuring the most luxurious fabric, sheer lace bodice with plunging neckline, and delicately petite spaghetti straps. We love the romantic detail of crepe buttons down the length of the train. The trickling over the waistline keeps the attention on your silhouette and the low, open back gives the dress an extra sexy feel. Dress up this babe with some seriously sparkly jewelry to match the subtle sparkle throughout and you have a super classic gown!

Next up is Heather, an absolutely stunning chiffon a-line gown featuring bold off-the-shoulder sleeves! This unique lace applique bodice features subtle sparkle while the airy chiffon skirt features button detailing down the train. We’re just waiting to see the first photos of a bride running barefoot into the sunset with this gown!

Fantasia is just as dreamy and fantastical as the movie it is named after. This dress is the perfect combination of dresses for an indecisive bride; featuring a fitted, lacy underlayer and a whimsically flowy tulle skirt, this gives you a sexy silhoutte with the flow of an a-line dress. Add in the petite spaghetti strap sleeves, soft plunging neckline, and sheer bodice and this dress gives us the ultimate garden fairy vibes. You can dress her up with detachable flutter sleeves (sold separately) if you want to jazz up your look!

Last but not least, Hesper is a true stunner. Featuring absolutely gorgeously patterned glitter tulle, this gown features NO LACE – and we’re not even missing it! The banded waist truly highlights your silhouette while the open back keeps the dress sexy and down-to-earth. Add in the hidden slit and plunging neckline and this is the boho beach dress of our dreams! We can only imagine the sparkle against the backdrop of glittering water.

Which Rebecca Ingram is your favorite?! Can’t wait to try these babes on?! Head into DG and ask your consultant at your appointment!

 

Coming up with a wedding color palette can be so difficult. Many brides want something trendy, but also timeless for their big day and colors vary so much based off seasons. These are a few of our favorite color palettes we’ve been seeing for 2022 weddings! Thanks to fellow bloggers Tulle & Chantilly for these gorgeous color photo sets. We’ve combined their aesthetics & vision with bridesmaids dresses we have available in house! So if these are your wedding colors, girl – we’ve got you. Let us know your favorite on Facebook!

We LOVE this classic spin on the burgundy/bordeaux trend. Maroon-based colors will always be stylish, but we love how brides are turning to a slightly purple undertone to give their day. This creates a totally different mood and definitely lightens up the color palette, which makes this perfect for spring & summer weddings that still wants a moody undertone. We’d recommend Jasmine Bridal’s “Scarlet” color or something similar to complete this look!

Um, we’re not supposed to play favorites, but if we WERE…..then this would be our favorite palette. This gorgeously ethereal deep sea palette allows for multiple color hues ranging from light to dark, creating the perfect mix-and-match look for your bridesmaids. Tie it all together with gold accents throughout and you have the perfect combination of whimsical and romantic. We think that Morilee’s “Deep Sea,” “Teal,” and “Sky” would make the ultimate dreamy look for your girls!

We are absolutely loving the jewel tones this season; they’re perfect for all seasons and, when you add a pop of bright color like dusty rose, you’re guaranteed to create a palette that’s complimentary to everyone in your bridal party. Emerald is a great way to add a little bit of formality to an event, as well – if you decide to do a luxurious fabric like satin instead of chiffon, you immediately create a more formal look! This color palette is great for any type of event and we can’t wait to see how brides take this inspiration for their big days. We recommend Jasmine’s “Emerald” or Kanali K’s “Primose” or “Dusty Rose” for this look!

You seriously cannot go wrong with a classic navy blue look. There will never be a time, place, or season where navy doesn’t work – we’re firm believers. Dark enough to be moody, sophisticated, and slimming, but brighter than black, navy is the ultimate color for weddings. Add in metallic accents, such as gold, and you’re guaranteed to have an elegant yet beautiful look. You can’t go wrong with navy blue bridesmaids dresses in any fabric. Chiffon looks great for summer, while satin and velvet make great options for fall!

 

We love yellow here. Literally all hues of yellow – they’re literally gorgeous. Mustard yellow, with its’ dusty undertone, has become a super popular option for fall weddings and we are here for it! Mustard yellow is one of the easiest colors to accent against, as its’ bright and airy, which allows you to go whatever direction with your other colors you might want. We love the traditional greenery look to keep your day chic and timeless. We’ll be honest, though, chicks – yellow is the hardest color to find, match, and look good on your girls. Designers have different variations of mustard and each is unique, unlike navy and burgundy colors that are fairly universal. To make your life easier, we recommend staying a little more traditional with your yellow colors, making them closer to gold accents to compliment every skin tone in your bridal party. Here are a few yellow + gold options we love!

Don’t be afraid to go a little monochromatic! One of our favorite new trends is brides sticking with ONE color throughout their day, but utilizing the entire color hue spectrum to showcase variation. This pink-themed wedding is perfect, featuring berry undertones with pops of pastels. You could do this with any colors (blues in particular would look gorgeous!) and it’s guaranteed to look good at every venue and on everyone in your bridal party. This color palette is also perfect for brides wanting to create that mismatched look for their photos; let your party pick the color that speaks to them! We have a huge array of pinks for you to choose from – here are some of our favs:

Which is your favorite color palette? Would you do any of these for your 2022 wedding? Let us know on Facebook!

 

Okay, y’all, we are O B S E S S E D with all of the color we’re seeing in bridal gowns recently. Traditional ivory will never go out of style, but if you’re a bride wanting to add a little color to your big day, then some of our designers have been waiting for you! We love how soft, feminine, and pastel the designers keep the bridal gown colors, making them gorgeously subtle shades to keep you feeling bridal, not prom-y. Add in some fun embroidery, floral veils, or more unique options to keep the color flowing! Here are 8 of our favorite colored wedding gowns featured RIGHT HERE at DG! You can try all of these gowns on and more during your bridal appointment!

Adara by Allure Bridals

Have you fallen totally in love with this grey/blue stunner?! This flowy, whimsical a-line features a gorgeously dramatic back, trickling lace appliques, a plunging neckline, and banded waist! We can only imagine how gorgeous the skirt of this dress would look flowing in the breeze for a mountaintop elopement!

Hattie by Rebecca Ingram

Introducing one of our FAVORITE new fitted gowns, Hattie! This super gorgeous fit-and-flare gown features a blush undertone with subtle glitter sparkle and matte lace, a total subversion of the traditional bridal style. Combine her fabulous structure, deep plunging neckline, and strapless sweetheart neckline and you have one unique gown!

Sparrow (5805) by Morilee

Not a fan of blush? That’s okay – we love that designers are heading into the “cool” direction, literally! Sparrow is a gorgeous a-line gown that comes in Smokey Lavender, the perfect light purple undertone for brides who want to turn heads. Delicate lace spaghetti straps support the gorgeously open back and lace appliques trickle throughout the skirt. This dress has become a fast favorite in our store and we can see her timeless style being a favorite for years to come!

Orlanda by Maggie Sottero

Can’t choose between long sleeves or showing off your shoulders? Have the best of BOTH worlds with Orlanda, Maggie Sottero’s gorgeous strapless sweetheart ballgown with additional detachable sleeves. These ultra-cool sheer lace long sleeves add a touch of whimsical edge to the dress and we love that, should you choose, you can take them off for a totally different reception look. The designer calls this color “stone” and it’s so gorgeous – partially pink, partially champagne, a little grey – this dress is a chameleon that fits ALL color palettes!

Tuscany Lynette by Maggie Sottero

Can you tell that Maggie Sottero has the colored dress game on lockdown? We absolutely love their unique color ways and how many dresses come in different color options. Tuscany Lynette above comes in FOUR color ways, so whether you’re wanting her in a traditional ivory or the super cool Misty Mauve (pictured!), you’re guaranteed to be a show stopper in this gown. We love its’ delicate beaded spaghetti straps, perfectly placed plunging neckline, and super cool textured lace underlay!

Penelope by Chic Nostalgia

Penelope is one of our absolute favorites from our boho designer, Chic Nostalgia. Featuring detachable bishop sleeves, this deliciously grey dress is the perfect stormy color. We love the delicately beaded lace bodice, soft plunging neckline, and flowy a-line skirt that is just begging to be twirled. Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck and we’re just WAITING for a bride with a rainy day vision to rock this perfectly edgy storm of a gown!

Joanne by Rebecca Ingram

Okay, babes – meet this textured beauty, Joanne! This babe comes sleeveless or with detachable long bishop sleeves, the perfect ethereal accessory for this dreamy gown. Her Misty Mauve color is perfect for a bride wanting something nontraditional, but gorgeous. Her textured tulle throughout adds visual interest while keeping the dress looking chic and clean lines. Add in a triple-beaded banded waist to highlight your figure and this gown is READY for you!

Lucrezia (8295) by Morilee

This dress is for a glitter girl, through and through. We’re not kidding – be ready to be COVERED in gorgeous glitter wearing Lucrezia. Her show-stopping Rose Gold color was made for the ultimate girly girl, but she is available in a cool silvery-ivory as well. We love the delicately adorned pearls throughout the WHOLE dress – head to toe! Pair with Kate Spade’s Rose Gold sparkle Keds and you have a totally comfortable, yet glam wedding day look.

D3209 by Essense of Australia

Give us all the glam rocker chicks for this stunning celestial gown! Featured in soft blue, this gown has an entire layer of sparkle tulle hiding below the stars, allowing you to shimmer with every step. The cute yet soft a-line makes this perfect gown to dance in all night and the delicate spaghetti straps show off your collar bones & shoulders. If you’re wanting a dress that truly feels one-of-a-kind, D3209 should 100% be on your To-Try list!

Raelynn by Maggie Sottero

Raelynn is probably one of our favorite colorful dresses! Featured above in our favorite color, this blush-and-platinum-grey dress, (yeah, you read that correctly), is literally the chicest of the chic. We love the trickling lace appliques, soft tulle skirt, and sexy-yet-subtle plunging neckline. Add in the banded waist, a trend we’re totally on board with, to really highlight your waist and this gown is perfect!

Which of these gowns is YOUR favorite?! Let us know on Facebook or show your consultant during your appointment!