Plumes turn even a simple white gown into a showstopper. Choose one feathered focal point—your dress, a bag—for a look that's chic, not chorus-girl.

Spotted floating down the runway: flocks of fantasy frocks covered in plumage. (One of our faves: this one-shoulder cocktail dress by Matthew Williamson.)

Dress, $6,500, Matthew Williamson. Clutch, $48, White House Black Market. Ring, Leo Ingwer.

Photo: Lisa Loftus