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Fashion

While we pride Offbeat Bride on its thoughtful tone and impeccably written posts, sometimes we unleash our inner 12-year-old and are all OMG HOLY SHIT AWESOME CLOTHES SQUEE!!! Won’t you join us in this exploration of superficiality? Offbeat Bride’s fashion coverage includes tuxedo alternatives for grooms, clothes for genderqueer and non-gender binary folks, lots of very unique wedding shoes, and more! Be sure to check out our wedding fashion advice posts, too.

Coronavirus canceled her wedding, but couldn’t stop this bride’s retro bridal shoot!

When Seattle costume designer Jamie Von Stratton had to cancel her wedding due to coronavirus, the bummed out bride organized a retro bridal shoot as a balm for her disappointment.

Queen in the North: a fierce and romantic wedding look with raven flair

Queen in the North: a fierce and romantic wedding look with raven flair

We all may still be reeling from the end of Game of Thrones, whether satisfied with the various plot lines or ready to revolt. Either way, there’s one character I stanned as a bad-ass leader with killer style: Sansa Stark. I’ll avoid spoilers, of course, but did want to share this glorious fashion shoot featuring another fierce redhead who looks amazing in a long gown with a bit of raven flair.

Glitz, ombre, & DETAILS: wedding capes have gotten a serious upgrade

Gorgeous wedding capes [updated for 2022!]

One trend I’m super excited about is a wedding cape. Or capelet. Or royal-as-hell cloak.

Benefits of a wedding cape: won’t cover up an elaborate hairstyle, covers your shoulders in a modest setting like a church, gives us major ethereal vibes, and TURNS YOU INTO AN ACTUAL SUPERHERO. Let’s see what kind of glam, colorful, and chic wedding capes we found…

Bedazzled, colorful, & embellished wedding veils to give you regal unicorn vibes

I love to dive back into wedding veils to see what’s new. This time I decided to look into the realm of colored, bedazzled, and embellished wedding veils and it was so not a disappointment.

Holographic Mermaid Wedding Dress

This holographic mermaid wedding dress is blowing my mind (and giving me fins!)

Researching dresses can yield fab rewards. Such was the case when I spied this mermaid fantasy of a gown from KMKDesigns. I love a dress that can be re-worn in general, but when it can be reworn as a costume, for a super glam ball, or any fancy dress party, it’s a win. It’s made of holographic vinyl and pearlescent organza with approximately one zillion hand-sewn iridescent sequins and pearls.

These ready-to-bloom floral wedding dresses let you be your own bouquet [Updated for 2022!]

“Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.” We know, Meryl, but actually, florals for Spring is always on trend and especially now. I’m living for it! Whether it’s a multicolored floral print dress, flowers made of silk or chiffon, floral embroidery overlays, or a chic floral suit (you don’t have to wear a dress!), I found a whole bunch of ways to be your own bouquet on your wedding day. Let’s get our flower power on…