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Fashion Advice

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

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How to wear a wedding veil with short hair (…or NO HAIR!)

From the Teeny-Weeny Afro to the Pixie Cut and everything in between, nearlyweds rocking short hair are everywhere! But how to do you wear a wedding veil with short hair? Most veils have combs meant for longer hair… but we gotchoo!

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Textured hair? Here are 4 wedding hair considerations

Brides and grooms can embrace their beautiful natural features—including the characteristic look of their textured hair type—to curate the perfect style. Curious how to get your natural texture on for the big day? Read through these wedding hair considerations for folks with textured hair. Your dream look awaits.

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Wedding dress shopping tips for BEFORE you go to a bridal boutique

Ok, so you’re engaged. You’ve got your wedding planning spreadsheets downloaded. It’s starting to get real, and now you’re going wedding dress shopping. I was once you, and here are five things I wish I’d known about wedding dress shopping at bridal boutiques…

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Offbeat plus-size wedding dresses for your 2022 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!

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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?