Designer Feature: Alita Graham Wedding Dresses

Known for creating wedding gowns for the young and young at heart, designer Alita Graham is a traditional bride’s dream come true.

Each gown is rooted in classic design but many of her wedding dresses boast princess flair through A-line and ball gown silhouettes along with feminine fabrics like lace, silk and tulle. Unique details like edging, embroidery and beading allow each design to stand out.

Fans of Say Yes to the Dress may recognize Alita Graham as one of the most successful exclusive designers to Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. Although the designer is no longer featured on their website, brides can still purchase Graham’s wedding dresses through various online resale websites, like Preowned Wedding Dresses.

Bridal Gowns We Love

Strapless Wedding Dress

Alita Graham Strapless Wedding Dress

We couldn’t keep talking about Alita Graham wedding dresses without showing off some of our favorite styles. First up, a definite princess wedding gown for the bride that wants a little sparkle and shine on her big day.

The couture strapless wedding dress starts with a sweetheart neckline that includes unique pleating at the top of the bodice. The rest of the drop-waist bodice is adorned with sparkly embroidery and beading for a truly elegant moment.

The A-line gown also features a princess seam waist and a dreamy tulle skirt. It’s both modern and classic for a bride wanting a mix of both.

3/4 Sleeve Wedding Dress

Alita Graham 3/4 Sleeve Wedding Dress

We love an illusion sleeve, especially when delicate floral embroidery is added. This A-line gown features ¾-sleeves—a more unique sleeve length for wedding gowns.

The neckline is a combination of sweetheart and boat/bateau, making this design perfect for a more modest bride. The all-over lace embroidery on the gown is stunning and a chapel-length train completes the elegant look.

We envision this gown for a more traditional wedding ceremony like at a church or an indoor wedding venue. We love how the bride keeps the rest of her look classic and simple: rose lipstick, stud earrings and a romantic updo.

Ball Gown Wedding Dress

Alita Graham Ball Gown Wedding Dress

This next gown is giving us fairytale Disney princess vibes. The glamorous ball gown leads with a sweetheart neckline and drop-waist bodice and is adorned with intricate beading.

The embellishments continue to the full skirt and all the way down to the hem and the train. We can just imagine the bride waltzing around the room with her future prince.

To complete the wedding-day look, we love when a bride goes bold (and somewhat flirty) by pairing a strapless gown with an updo, really bringing attention to her beautiful face. A matching beaded headband is a dainty touch to the ensemble.

Sheath Wedding Dress

Alita Graham Sheath Wedding Dress

We mentioned that the designer typically sticks with classic, princess-like designs but this next style has sensual flair and we love it.

This sheath wedding gown, with spaghetti straps, contours the bride’s body before leading into a more relaxed skirt. The silhouette is almost a borderline slip dress, making this a more sultry option for the bride to be.

The gown also boasts a traditional sweetheart neckline while the bodice is completely covered in sequin and lace applique. It’s a total glam moment in a sea of A-lines and ball gowns.

Speaking of the sea, this gown would be great for an intimate ceremony on the beach or a romantic summer soiree.

Sweetheart Neckline Wedding Dress

Alita Graham Sweetheart Wedding Dress

We’re definitely seeing a trend—another strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline, but there are a few modern touches to this particular design.

This wedding dress is a great option for the bride that doesn’t like lace, there’s none to be seen here, but wants something more flowy and lightweight made of head-to-toe chiffon fabric.

The bodice features unique pleating and a cinch in the middle of the bust almost resembles a bow, which totally compliments the thin belt with the small bow detail.

For an extra wow factor, this gown has a large slit in the skirt. This gown would be great for a more casual wedding or as a reception dress! Just imagine twirling and dancing all night long in this fun gown.

Lace Wedding Dress

Alita Graham Lace Wedding Dress

For our final favorite, a gown that’s almost a complete opposite from the last design.

This wedding dress is a lace lover’s dream, as it’s featured all over the gown. The long lace-illusion bell sleeves pair nicely with the high-collared illusion v-neck. We love the sparkly embellished belt to give the bride a more defined silhouette.

This gown also includes a thigh-high slit in the skirt for a dramatic twist. It’s the best of both worlds between vintage-classic and sexy-contemporary.

We imagine this gown for a more formal affair like a dreamy winter wonderland wedding. If Elsa from Frozen was getting married, this is what she would be wearing.