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!

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Doing styled shoots is one of the creative outlets that fills our hearts with joy over here at DG. We love collaborating with some of our favorite vendors to create images and magic that inspires both us and our brides! We teamed up with Shelby Laine + Free State Flora to showcase Free State’s newest storefront, their gorgeous floral installations, and some of our dreamiest new gowns! We wanted this shoot to be ethereal bohemian – truly the MOST romantic vibes we’ve ever done! Show us your favorite dress during your appointment and RUN, don’t walk, to book your wedding date with Shelby and Emily – they book up extra fast!

Ready to lose it over these gowns in person?! Show your consultant during your appointment and we’ll pull these styles for you!

Okay, y’all, we have one of the CUTEST #dgcouples to introduce you to! Alex and Linda married in a stunningly gorgeous wintertime ceremony in December 2020, but their glowing photos made the day feel as bright as could be! Their photographer, Brianna Huynh, was so good at capturing their gorgeous moments. This interracial couple held both a traditional tea ceremony along with a modern ceremony to honor both cultures, which we absolutely love. Check out their photos below and get ready to fall heels-over-head!

Linda chose an absolutely stunning strapless A-line gown for her big day from designer Essense of Australia. The delicate lace appliques are perfectly placed throughout the bodice and skirt. We LOVE her billowy organza skirt – such a luxurious and soft fabric that delicately reflected in the light. This gown was perfect for allowing Linda to dance the night away while highlighting her petite shoulders, gorgeous silhouette, and fabulous frame!

We kept Alex’s look timeless and chic by choosing classic black. Their neutral color palette was the perfect accent against Linda’s softly champagne gown. We love Alex’s subtle texture in his vest and tie, allowing for their classic look to be elevated to modern and trendy.

Check out these gorgeous photos from their traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony! We can’t take ANY credit for their stunning outfits, but we are always so honored when couples share their cultural ceremonies with us. It’s so touching when they allow us a small glimpse into wedding ceremonies from their families’ past!

Alex and Linda celebrated their Western wedding ceremony at the Wichita Art Museum, a perfect backdrop for their modern-yet-classic wedding. We love how the soft accents of the day are complimented against the gorgeous glass in the art museum. Plus, we might be biased, but don’t they look like art?!

Cheers to the Richardsons! Thank you so much, Linda + Alex, for choosing Dress Gallery to style you for your big day. We genuinely loved working with you and could feel your love every time you walked through the door. You were both such a blessing and we’re thankful you are a #dgcouple! We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, and laughter. Congratulations! (:

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!

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If there’s a buzzword surrounding weddings currently, it’s definitely “bohemian.” We are huge fans of the boho trend here at Dress Gallery because it’s all-encompassing; so many details can fit under the boho umbrella, which gives brides plenty of opportunity to personalize their weddings while still having the vibes they’re looking for.

We had our boho brides in mind when choosing styles for 2021; we wanted to find unique dresses that encompassed the wild-and-free vibes our brides are wanting. Whether you’re wanting a sexy fitted gown or a whimsical a-line, here are 7 of our favorites from this upcoming season!

Introducing Olson, a stunning a-line Sottero & Midgley gown featuring the coolest medallion-styled lace panels, a sheer back, crystal buttons, a thin-yet-sexy spaghetti strap! The soft v-neck keeps this dress sophisticated yet modern and we love the movement that comes in this skirt. This is truly the ultimate beach destination dress.

Charli is a stunning fitted sheath gown from Wilderly Bride, featuring sheet lace with both floral and linear detailing. This dress features no sparkle, which is perfect for the bride looking to make a statement with her silhouette instead. The sweetheart neckline paired with narrow plunging v is super sexy yet classic!

Iris is an absolutely stunning dress that we can’t wait to see frolicking through a forest. This unique lace dress features art deco/floral/geometric detailing – it’s honestly so different, it’s a little bit of everything. The soft drape of the skirt is absolutely stunning, laying gently across the hips and folding gracefully through the puddle skirt. Add in a sheer back and super modern tie-strap detail and this is truly the dreamiest gown.

Adley is a stunning fitted gown from our bohemian designer, All Who Wander, featuring a super cool laser cut out lace pattern. This thick lace is a totally different look & feel than traditional lace; combined with the champagne undertone, this dress’s lack of sparkle doesn’t matter when the silhouette is this stunning. Add in a sophisticated high neck/plunging keyhole combination and you’re destined to be a stunner in this gown.

Speaking of cool, bold lace patterns…..can we introduce you to Celine? We absolutely love this fern-like lace, creating a silhouette that is absolutely stunning. This gown is truly for the bold – we can imagine this dress with a grand backdrop. She adds a touch of sparkle with heavily-pearled straps and a dramatic train keeps this baby ultra modern.

Looking for something simplistic, chic, and ultra comfortable? Let us match you with Daffodil, a Chic Nostalgia a-line stunner that is literally like wearing the most comfortable gown. The sheet lace bodice, side cut outs, petite spaghetti straps, and soft chiffon skirt make this dress dreamy and feminine!

Finally, introducing Emily, a scoop neck, heavily-beaded chiffon stunner we absolutely love. Is there anything more bohemian than fringe, really? We don’t think so. This dress is the ultimate combination between fun and traditional, letting you feel like a bride while keeping your whimsical personality at the forefront.

Which boho babe is your fav?! Let us know on Facebook and show us photos during your appointment; we’ll pull these dresses for you!

One of our absolute favorite parts of our job is when we get to collaborate with our girl Shelby Laine for our monthly photoshoots. Sometimes we go all out, while others we rely on the effortlessly cool backdrop and gown to do all the hard work. Our most recent photoshoot is definitely one of those where the GOWN is truly a stunner – so we had to find something cool, funky, and just as eclectic as this Essense of Australia celestial blue gown! Check out some of our favorite images from our ultra-cool arcade shoot below.

This Essense of Australia gown features a soft a-line skirt, a plunging v neck with spaghetti straps, secret glitter tulle, and starry appliques throughout. This is the ultimate dream gown for a bride who wants a unique, sexy gown just as cool as she is!

Ready to rock the most magical dress in the store? Tell us during your appointment you’d like to try “The Star Dress” and we’ll be so excited to pull it for you!