Stylist Picks: Custom Gown by Olia Zavozina

Danielle Oxford, a Wedding Stylist at our suite in San Jose, California, gives us her ideas for how to customize a gown for your personal style and wedding theme.

My name is Danielle, and I’m a stylist at the Valley Fair Nordstrom Wedding Suite. I have to tell you about a new gown we’re carrying at the Wedding Suite—one of my all-time favorites!

At first glance, the ‘Britt’ gown from our new designer, Olia Zavozina, may not be what most brides picture themselves donning on their big day, but stay tuned. This chameleon is totally customizable!

As sampled, this showstopper features a perfectly structured mermaid silhouette, a soft pop of blush satin under a modern ivory lace pattern, genuine pearls that trail the whole back train, a classic sweetheart neckline and a fun and flirty peplum. To me, that peplum’s the icing on this delicious cake! With the perfect mix of vintage and modern, ‘Britt’ has that Old Hollywood vibe, with an updated twist.

The ‘Britt’ gown is available as a made-to-order gown in Nordstrom Wedding Suites.

Are you not a peplum type of bride? No problem. Order this dress without it, and define your waist with a simple ribbon or a crystal sash instead.

Is this type of lace too modern for you? Easy fix. Olia provides her brides with several different lace pattern options; options range from a classic floral pattern to a shimmery metallic one.

Not crazy about being a “blushing bride” with that pink satin under the lace? Choose ivory or white for a more traditional bridal look.

Were you hoping for a more modest neckline on your perfect gown? Done. With five different necklines to choose from, an adjusted sweetheart is the perfect solution.

The possibilities with this dress are so endless that it can virtually work for any venue or wedding theme. The difference is mostly in the type of lace you choose as well as in your accessories.

For a vintage-themed wedding, brides should choose a more classic lace pattern, pearl jewelry, and a birdcage veil or fascinator. A bride whose wedding is going to be very formal should choose the silvery, shimmery lace, with a statement necklace, crystal headpiece and cathedral veil. If your nuptials will be held outdoors, choosing a softer, lighter-weight lace is key for both comfort and practicality. Outdoor weddings have a more natural feel, so go lighter with the jewelry too, and wear flowers in your hair to tie it all together.

With so many ways to wear this marvel of a wedding gown, it’s no wonder ‘Britt’—and its designer, Olia Zavozina—are my new favorite additions to the Nordstrom Wedding Suite! Come visit me and see it for yourself!

This is me with designer Olia Zavozina herself at our Wedding Suite!

Could this be your dream dress? Call to make an appointment with Wedding Stylist at 1.888.300.1295 or book an appointment online. To find a Wedding Suite near you, see our NEW locations page.

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