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Fashion Advice

Sure, we’ve got wedding dress shopping advice and guides for for plus-sized brides… but Offbeat Bride’s fashion coverage includes SO much more, like tuxedo alternatives for grooms, clothes for genderqueer and non-gender binary folks, lots of very unique wedding shoes, and more!

Offbeat plus-size wedding dresses for your 2021 wedding

If you’re getting married in 2021, there’s a decent chance that you actually wanted to get married last year, and had to delay. You may have already picked your dress out, or you may be on the hunt for the perfect plus-size wedding dress from a dressmaker who really gets inclusive sizing. So for all of us scrambling to get married after the shitshow that was 2020, I’m rounding up some of the best plus-size wedding dresses I’ve seen so far this year. And because this is Offbeat Bride, you’ll find lots of bold colors and design elements like separates, embroidery, high-low hems, gothic vibes, and more!

Alternative veils for nontraditional brides

As a woman with chronic illness, I currently have patches of hair missing, and I am uncertain whether or not they will fully grow back in before my wedding. So I began trying to think more outside the box for my veil…

A celebration of Neo-Soul with rich florals, jumpsuits, & tulle skirts

What can I wear instead of a wedding dress? Non-dress wedding outfits

This is the post for someone who’s not looking for alternative wedding dresses, but wedding dress ALTERNATIVES… in other words, what if you’re like, “I don’t want to wear a dress to my wedding.” What are your options if you don’t want to wear a dress at all?

Wedding dresses that cover your back and shoulders

“I have had issues with mild acne & severe keloid scarring, specific to my shoulders and back my entire life. I’ve been trying to find wedding dress styles that are short sleeve but offer back coverage. Can you help?”

…OH, CAN WE EVER!

Spoonie Bride: How to find a wedding dress when chronically ill

When it comes to planning your Spoonie wedding, it’s all about the dress. If you suffer from chronic pain from a chronic illness, the dress will be a big factor in how your wedding day will go… This is because the dress dictates your comfort level! Here are some easy ways to figure out which wedding dress will feel good, without wasting spoons trying on tons of dresses…

Bridesmaid makeup for your unconventional wedding

Bridesmaid makeup can be natural, glam, mismatched, or minimal. Whatever you choose, our tips will keep it from being a source of stress.