It is no secret that bridal has a body-inclusivity problem. In fact, that average wedding boutique in the United States does not carry sample sizes above 14!
For too many plus-size brides, what should be a joyful experience shopping for a wedding dress turns into one of the most anxiety-inducing parts of the wedding. As Anomalie bride Chelsea Miller has noted: in the rare cases plus size brides can find dresses in their size, they are often forced to select from options that don’t fit their personal style.
We believe plus-size brides should make no concessions with their wedding dresses. Below are 20 dresses to spark inspiration. If you have your dream dress vision already, you can create your own dress and schedule a call with a stylist for expert guidance.
1. Just a Pop of Color
Pop the cork for this stunning champagne-colored ball gown. The floral lace trickling down her skirt match so effortlessly to her bouquet.
2. Going for Gold
This soft white full aline has a wonderful pop of gold from its pre-beaded gold lace cascading from bottom towards waist.
3. Fun in the Sun
Feel that ocean breeze in this sleeveless fit and flare featuring all over geometric lace and a peekaboo center front illusion panel.
4. Something Short and Sweet!
This vintage rose-colored tea-length dress is such a soft look. We love how the bride incorporated pleats in her skirt and adorned it with floral lace.
5. I Can Hear the Bells!
What better way to add some flare to your dress than bell sleeves and an empire waist! This brides blush colored all over floral lace dress is perfect for spring or fall!
6. Floral Ballgowns for all.
Soft white lace paired with a blush colored ball gown skirt make us swoon! Also those illusion sleeves with scattered lace *chefs kiss*.
7. Darling in Dutchess Satin
This bride stunned with her structured dress and off-the-shoulder sleeves.
8. A Vintage Vision.
Nothing quite screams vintage like a structured ball gown with pleats. Add in an all over lace bodice and you’re fit to a T!
9. Simply Sweet!
This blush colored relaxed A-line with a dropped waist and non floral cascading lace is perfect for any outdoor wedding!
10. Long Sleeve Sleek
We love a sleek long sleeve look matched with a moderate fit and flare skirt with horizontal flare seam and floral lace. Such a classic beauty!
11. Halter at the Alter.
This ballgown wouldn’t be complete without its halter neckline and tiered skirt.
12. All the Bells and Whistles.
This bride is showcasing a beautiful silk chiffon circle skirt with a floral lace sheet lace boatneck bodice and unlined lace bell sleeves.
13. Honey be Mine.
A silk chiffon circle skirt with a honey colored tulle bodice. It also features these cute unlined short sleeves constructed from a large floral sheet lace.
14. Sheer Brilliance.
This brides unlined off the shoulder sleeves are creating a statement with the stunning floral lace accentuating her arms.
15. Sweeter than Honey.
Pictured here is a silk chiffon circle skirt with a honey colored tulle bodice and adorned with our most popular floral lace.
16. Out of a Fairy Tale.
This simple but etherial look is a soft white relaxed A-line with an empire waist bodice. The dress has all over sheet lace and a stunning scalloped edge at the hem.
17. Tiers and ruffles.
A soft white A-line with ruffled tiers and a flattering drop waist.
18. Lace for Days.
This champagne bubbles Aline with lace is cascading towards the center of the skirt is unmatched. We especially love the natural lace edge popping off her unlined short sleeves.
19. A Clean Classic Look.
Although this chiffon dress is very clean with no lace, the bride still was able to add some flare with her amazing sheer bishop sleeves.
20. Bellini Beauty
Our gorgeous bride used our Bellini Tulle Stackup in her Fit & Flare gown. She incorporated tiers at the bottom of her flare to add some movement to her skirt.
More about Anomalie’s approach to size inclustivity:
Our CEO, Leslie, started Anomalie to improve body inclusivity in bridal. She had trouble finding a ballgown with sleeves that fit her tall frame and used her manufacturing connections to make it directly at a top workshop.
Numerous plus-sized friends heard this story and called her to share their struggles with finding a dress that fit and ask her to make them a dress. So many friends began asking Leslie to help with their dresses that she quickly quit her job to create Anomalie and bring the same personalized, body-inclusive experience to every bride.
To ensure each dress fits the bride’s unique measurements, we developed the At Home Try-on process — we’ll mail you several sample patterns (available in sizes up to 36) right after payment. Just take a picture in the best fitting pattern and we’ll analyze the photos to determine more accurate measurements than going to a tailor. Each dress is backed by our FitCommit Guarantee, which vows you will pay no more than $499 for fit-related alterations