Designer Spotlight: Alyssa Kristin
Alyssa Kahle is the owner and designer of Alyssa Kristin wedding dresses, a Chicago based bridal gown line. Alyssa’s wedding dress inspiration is the sexy, chic, modern, and confident bride, so she’s designed the line with her in mind. She’s made each dress with the goal to make brides feel like their most confident self in modern and simplistic fashion on her wedding day.
ALYSSA KRISTIN WEDDING DRESS STYLE
Brides will be drawn to the simplistic in silhouette and design of these wedding dresses while also appreciating the distinct elements of design in their dramatic trains, slim and sexy fits, and the perfect balance of sexiness and simplistic beauty. The first thing you’ll be drawn to is the interesting backs and necklines on Alyssa Kristin wedding dresses. Her wedding dress collection features wedding dresses with plunging backs, wedding dresses with open backs, and wedding dresses with V-shaped backs. The necklines of the wedding dresses that grace this chic collection include wedding dresses with plunging necklines, wedding dresses with high necklines, wedding dresses with sheer sleeves, and other wedding dresses with unique necklines that are designed to show off and accentuate your collar bones, shoulders, and arms.
A LITTLE Q&A WITH ALYSSA
Q. What is your design inspiration?
The women who wear our dresses…I want every bride to feel like the most beautiful version of herself. This leads me to a less-is-more approach to design so that a gown compliments the bride and lets her shine.
Q. Tell me two little known facts about you.
I’m self-taught and have no formal training (graduated with a degree in Accounting) I’m equal parts determined and stubborn – in middle school, I joined the wrestling team to prove my older brother wrong (he was a wrestler and didn’t think I could handle it)
Q. Describe your personal style.
Much like my approach to design – less is more. I gravitate towards minimal and tailored pieces that flatter the figure in neutral colors.
Q. What is your favorite article of clothing.
A black blazer I turned into a dress – it’s timeless and conservative, yet subtly sexy – my favorite combination.
Q. Favorite vacation spot.
I love discovering new places and try to not do too many repeat trips – looking forward to crossing more countries off my bucket list.
Q. When did you know that you were going to design bridal?
When I made my own wedding dress. I was a CPA working at Ernst & Young when I got engaged and couldn’t find the perfect dress. After trying on close to 200 dresses, I decided to take matters into my own hands (quite literally) and make my own dress. Through that experience, I realized my love of taking something from concept to creation and started Alyssa Kristin as a result.
Q. Who is your style icon?
Audrey Hepburn – she exudes style and grace.
Q. If you could dress any celebrity, who would it be?
Chrissy Teigen – I love how much self-love she has and how she doesn’t take herself too seriously. If you don’t watch her insta-stories, you should (not to mention John Legend makes frequent appearances – those two are #couplegoals).
Q. What is the last great book that you read?
Girl, wash your face. I’m a major sucker for easy, motivational books.
Q. Any advice for brides?
It’s your day – relax, enjoy and don’t sweat the small stuff!