If you’ve ever considered a reception dress, but don’t want to completely change into a second dress, then we have the most amazing creative solution for you. Overskirts are designed to be removed so you can transform your look and be able to dance and move freely! Keep the top look of your dress and remove the dramatic overlay in favor of a shorter, different, or more comfortable gown. It’s like getting two dresses in one!

Here’s how Anomalie can help you design a custom wedding dress with a removable overskirt!

Custom wedding dress with dramatic overskirt and removable train

Go from classic to cool

Most wedding dresses with an overskirt are designed as a sheath or fit and flare gown so the removable portion can fit nicely over the dress. But with Anomalie, you can go in nearly any direction you please. Mix it up with a short tea length wedding dress underneath. Go for a traditional overskirt look with an A-line or flip the script and do an open front skirt.

Add drama with a train

Most overskirt train lengths are chapel or cathedral, which is a great way to add a wow factor. Get reception ready in a flash with a removable wedding dress train. Tell your stylist you want to incorporate a detachable train as part of your dress. Let the overskirt add the drama with a longer train and then have a hassle-free sweep train on your wedding dress so it doesn’t require a bustle.

Blush lace wedding Gown with removable overskirt

Photography: Feather and North

Get creative with embellishments

Whether you want to keep the look of the dress structure by replicate the lace on the wedding dress onto the overskirt, or change up the lace design, we can absolutely work with you to craft a unique custom wedding dress that you’ll be absolutely obsessed with!

Custom Anomalie wedding dress with removable skirt

When to remove the overskirt

Many brides opt to wear the overskirt through the ceremony and first dance, then sneak away to remove the skirt for all the festivities after. But, the removal is up to you! You might decide that you love the overskirt so much that you keep it on all night until your exit! Or, you might do a quick change before your reception entrance to really surprise your guests!

Another fun idea? Keep the shorter dress for your first anniversary dinner date. What a fun way to surprise your spouse when you emerge wearing (part of) your wedding dress! Who says you can’t wear your wedding dress twice?

Wedding overskirt design ideas

Not sure where to get started? Let our gorgeous brides give you endless wedding dress overskirt inspiration:

Anomalie Bride Christine’s tea length wedding dress featured a taffeta skirt embellished at the waist with a captivating beaded belt:

Removable wedding skirt

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Anomalie Bride Samantha’s organza overskirt let the details of her glitter sheath wedding gown shine through her slightly transparent skirt:
Wedding dress with cutouts and removable overskirt

Anomalie Bride Reny loved her blush sheath wedding gown with an A-line overskirt so much she didn’t take it off for nearly the entire night:

Custom lace wedding gown with blush overskirt

Photo: Feather and North

Anomalie Bride Maria chose to replicate her stunning beaded lace on her gown with her overskirt:


Anomalie Bride Elena had a unique guipure lace bodice and tulle skirt with a floral brocade skirt. Check out the beautiful contrast with the lace when the overskirt was worn:

High neck wedding dress with lace overskirt by Anomalie

Photo: Adri Mendez Photography

Anomalie Bride Melody’s overskirt was open in the front, letting her have the best of both worlds with a fitted sheath and flowy skirt surrounding:

Overskirt open in front, anomalie custom wedding dress review

Photo: @Mizderi

Anomalie Bride Jessica had an amazing design with a short dress and dramatic tiered overskirt:
Custom wedding dress sketch by Anomalie featuring a removable skirt wedding dress.

Stylist Tip: Prices for overskirts begin at $650 for structured silk, and $350 for all other overskirt styles. Let us know if we can get started on your custom wedding dress with an overskirt today!

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