Peacock feathers first became a popular design motif during the Art Nouveau movement, and their rich iridescent hue and delicate silhouette continue to be a popular way to add a touch of exotic glamour to décor. But it can be all too easy to veer into tacky territory when using these multicolored feathers as a point of wedding style inspiration. So keep it classy: just a handful of peacock details should do the trick.

Wearing a gown covered in peacock feathers would be seriously pushing the boundaries of taste. Instead, choose a gown with a glamorous, sexy aesthetic, like this sumptuous tiered silk organza skirt paired with a fitted, seamed organza bustier and metal sunburst belt.

Bustier, $995, belt, $595, and skirt, $5,995, Lela Rose.

Cleo Sullivan for BRIDES Magazine