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This is our collection of posts about wedding day bras and underwear, honeymoon lingerie, and other undergarment type thingers. If you’re looking for corsets, we’ve got a whole separate archive dedicated to wedding corsets.

LEAD Dark Garden Beau Brummell tailored corset and Dollymop Amelia bridal ensemble alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Delicious wedding corsets and custom ensembles for brides and grooms from Dark Garden

If you’re thinking about rocking a corset on your wedding day — either over or under your outfit — first of all, let me just say that you’re making an awesome choice. We love corsets. Second of all, you’d be making an even more awesome choice by getting your corset made by our super-hot sponsor Dark Garden Corsetry and Couture. Needless to say, Dark Garden knows how to make amazing corsets for everyone…

on the importance of wedding underwear alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

On the very important importance of underwear

I cannot stress enough the importance of proper foundational garments. They absolutely do make or break a dress. This bra cost $120, but I’ll be able to wear it more than once, and it still cost less than getting my dress altered that dramatically.

finding wedding undergarments when youre small with huge boobs alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Tiny back, big rack: How to find wedding undergarments when you’re small with huge boobs

Let’s talk about boobs! I’m a 32DD, which means I am a petite chick with a mighty big rack. Wedding dress shopping was all about the boobs for me. I had to find a dress that either supported the big gals comfortably and flatteringly on its own, OR I had to find a dress that could work with some major undergarment action. Yup, I’ve learned a lot of tricks shopping for the rare and elusive “big rack, small back” support systems in my time. Let’s talk about our options…

Hips and Curves Plus Size Vintage Shaper Garter Skirt Black alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Retro-styled undies to go under that retro-styled wedding dress [UPDATED for 2022!!]

Instead of ogling shoes this week (…I KNOW!), I’m going to take a quick moment to enjoy some underwear.

Specifically, retro-styled underwear that could go awesome under a vintage-influenced dress. We’re talking high-waisted, low-hipped, and all awesome.

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Why do I have cleavage on my back? Learning to love your Venus Fold

For a lot of women, their first experience with a structural shaping garment other than a bra is a corset-back wedding dress — and they quickly learn that a corset is a bit more complicated to wear than a bra. (What, you mean I have to reach in and shift stuff around to get it sitting right?) When you compress the average torso in a corset, the person’s back skin tends to fold a bit on itself. This is commonly referred to as “back cleavage” or the “Venus Fold.” Let’s talk about it.

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Bold, colorful, and funky tights for brave brides

It’s been a good long time since we’ve checked out the realm of funky tights. We’ve rounded up some of the craziest, sexiest, and kind of out-of-this-world tights we could find this time around, including these bad-ass, studded, and metal-laden leggings from Sass & Bide.