Originally Posted by spacehamster95
Edit: You guys mentioned Tolkien as the ultimate authority on elves. His elves did have beards sometimes. Círdan the Shipwright had a beard at the end of the Third Age. But, according to Forgotten Realms lore, elves have no facial or body hair.

That's a trait universal to D&D's elves in general (Forgotten Realms and otherwise).

When a big fuss is made over "elves" with facial hair, they turn out to be Half-Elves. Tanis of Dragonlance is a famous example ->

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^ Note the slightly pronounced eyes.