You can rock backless & strapless with ease now that we've found Sneaky Vaunt (and sexy getting-ready robes, too!)

I have recently discovered the amazing gravity-defying mechanics (oh, and gorgeousness!) of the lingerie and bras from Sneaky Vaunt. Whether you're in the market for creating some newfound cleavage or just want to keep your breasts in place while sporting a strategically revealing dress or outfit, Sneaky Vaunt has you covered… literally, all the way up to DD cup. Oh: and stay tuned for a reader-exclusive discount…

Dreaming of a Wai-Ching dress? It's SO in reach (with a new website, extended hours, and tons of ways to customize!)

I can't think of a dress vendor who has been our ride-or-die partner as long as Wai-Ching has. These dresses have been a STAPLE of Offbeat Bride readers since we got our start in 2007. I can't imagine having more faith in a dress maker and business than Chrissy Wai-Ching's Seattle-based dress business.

We've long been drooling over her hand-created sustainable wedding wear and distinctive custom dresses in silk, hemp, and other natural fibers. Here's why we continue to cheer on this amazing artisan and ogle every Wai-Ching dress that crosses our path…

Got an idea for a custom wedding dress? Northwic will turn your dreams into wedding dress bliss

When I think about superb dress craftsmanship with serious offbeat chops, I ALWAYS think about our longtime custom dress partners, Northwic. I am constantly amazed whenever we get a new batch of photos showing their colorful, intricate, and gorgeously corseted gowns. Y'all know that online custom wedding dresses are totally the wave of the future, so getting in with a super reliable company is ideal. Let's see what these masters of craft can do for you…

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Dark Garden Corsetry: not all dark, and not just corsets!

Despite their name, San Francisco's legendary Dark Garden Corsetry isn't dark at all — it's a gorgeous light-filled space — and it's NOT just about corsets. They've got bras and dresses and accessories and and and SO MUCH EYE CANDY.

Since I already have a Dark Garden corset, on my most recent visit I decided to poke into their NON-corsetry products, and dear lawd…