28 Feather Accented Wedding Gowns For The Fanciful Bride

Talk about glamorous

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If you’re the type of bride-to-be who won’t be content with a simple sheath, minimal mermaid gown, or classic, lace wedding dress, a fanciful gown is definitely for you. But going being intricate beading, elaborate appliqués, and diaphanous layers of tulle, the drama you seek is next level. Enter: feather-adorned wedding dresses.

Over the past couple of seasons, heavyweight bridal designers like Monique Lhuillier, Naeem Khan, Pronovias, Berta, and Hayley Paige have all sent feathered wedding dresses down the bridal runway from head-to-toe plumes to crystal-decked dresses with delicate feather accents. Yes, a fully feathered wedding gown is undoubtedly bold—especially one with tiers upon tiers of feathers or a cascading, feather-trimmed train—but for the fashion-forward bride looking to stand out, why not go for something utterly unique from the dresses and black tie attire you normally wear? We know you want to make a glamorous statement on your wedding day.

For the bride who’s charmed by whimsy but unwilling to go entirely bold, a simpler wedding dress with feather cuffs or straps, or a feather-trimmed hem or neckline is sophisticated, yet playful. Or, if you’re afraid to commit to feathers on your wedding dress, a feather shawl, cape, or jacket makes an equally glamorous layer—and a genius way to stay warm in you’re getting married in the winter.

Perhaps you fall somewhere in between. In this case, a gown with a tiered feather skirt and simple, satin bodice might be appealing. Or, an embellished gown with single feather plumes punctuating rhinestone, sequins, or crystal accents. Fanciful, yet refined.

If feathers appeal to you but not for your ceremony, a feather-trimmed mini or midi dress is a playful option for your rehearsal dinner or as a second act for your reception or after party. If you’re all about the drama, you could even rock a feathery wedding gown for your ceremony and then change into an abbreviated hem once it’s time to dance. Because doubling up on feathers look is a move that a sartorially daring bride can, can should pull off. Why not really go for it?

If you think a feather-adorned wedding gown is right for you, ahead, scroll through our edit of 28 gowns for every budget and style.

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DB Studio Strapless Lace Wedding Dress with Ostrich Feathers

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Tadashi Shoji Aubrie Mini Dress

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

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Galina Signature Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress with Feather Skirt

Courtesy of Galina Signature

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Markarian Artemis Midi Sleeved Silk Crossover Dress With Feathers

Courtesy of Markarian

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Joanna Mastroianni Illusion Neck Mini Dress

Courtesy of Joanna Mastroianni

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Lela Rose The Dusk Gown

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Justin Alexander Ostrich Feather Skirt Ball Gown With V-Neckline

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Allure Bridals Style C457 Dress

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Monique Lhuillier Bliss BL18220 Wedding Dress

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Georges Hobeika Fall Winter 2018 Couture Collection Look 5

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Dany Mizrachi Spring Summer 2019 Bridal Gown

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Mira Zwillinger Ciela Gown

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Berta Wedding Dress Style 18-118

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Ines Di Santo Hailey Dress

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Atelier Pronovias Carey Gown

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Lihi Hod Rio Dress

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Halfpenny London Iris Ostrich Camisole And Maribou Skirt

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Savannah Miller Vivienne Ostrich Feather Silk Lined Capelet

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Zuhair Murad Ruby Bridal Gown

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2019 Bridal Collection Look 3

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Monique Lhuillier Paris Wedding Dress

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Houghton Susan Gown

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Houghton Becca Gown

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Galia Lahav G-108 Wedding Dress

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Alexandra Grecco Coco Gown

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Inbal Dror Pure 18-06 Wedding Dress

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Odylyne The Ceremony The Empress Collection The Ione Slip And Harlow Feather Cape

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Naeem Khan Mirage Gown

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