How to work it: Fine feathers

How to work it: Fine feathers
Carla Ruiz' short feathered number is one of a glorious array of feathered gowns shown at VBBFW. Here's how to work the trend for feathers

Birds of a feather stand out, so strut your stuff in the season to come with a dazzling selection of show-off gowns and accessories. Here’s how to work the trend for feathered gowns and accessories

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week & London Bridal Fashion Week

The passion for all things feathered just gets bigger. For the season to come designers have had a collective flight of fancy, giving us glamorous gowns that are embellished, top dressed or trimmed. That means even more options to flutter up that aisle drawing the admiration of the flock. Alternatively, wear feather jewels, shoes or accessories. The only rule with this show-off embellishment is to enjoy every moment as a bridal bird of paradise. Here’s how to work this most glamorous of bridal trims.

1. Marco & Maria – Regal ruff

Marco & Maria’s chic gown has a feathered ruff

Marco & Maria’s fluid white sleeveless wedding dress has a feathered ruff and train. The Tenerife design duo delivered a stunning runway show at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week.

2. Di Hassall – Pink trim

Di Hassall’s decadent pink suede mules have a custom feathered and diamante trim

If you don’t want a feathered gown, adding a trim to shoes is a fabulous way to add a touch of frivolity. These Pink suede mules with feather and diamanté addition are by British shoe designer Di Hassall, who specialises in intricate hand-made and customised trims. £290;

3. The Atelier Couture – Deco twist

The Atelier Couture’s gown has a Deco edge, while feathers add fluidity

Love feathers but not sure how to work them into your bridal ensemble? The Atelier Couture’s Deco-inspired gown is topped and tailed with feathers – a brilliant yet subtle way of combining two key trends in bridal. We love the soft blush and silver hue.

4. Jimmy Choo – Beauty bag

Jimmy Choo’s feathered bag is a perfect carry-all with starry credentials

Jimmy Choo can always be relied upon to up the ante with accessories. This Callie ostrich feather jewel-strap bag is the perfect carry-all with glamour for the bride. Shown here in black, it’s also available in a subtle latte colourway. £1,095;

5. Danit Levi – Chic split

Danit Levi’s glam design has a feathered front split

One of the stars of the show at London Bridal Fashion Week, Danit Levi’s gown has a high split edged with feathers. We love the dramatic contrast between the front reveal and the refined high neck and long sleeves.

6. Aurum – Silver finery

Aurum’s oxidised silver feathers are also available in bronze and silver

Aurum oxidised silver Raven earrings, also available in silver or bronze, add a natural flourish to your wedding-day look and are beautifully detailed. The leading Icelandic jeweller has other finishing touches with this feathered theme. £110;

7. Yolancris – Lavish lace

Figure hugging and bold, this gown is by Yolancris

Barcelona label Yolancris always offers a bold and glamorous take on bridal and this season’s collection is no exception. This form-fitting lace wedding gown uses feathers as trim to cut a dash down the aisle.

8. Demetrios – Ballgown belle

Demetrios’ ballgown with a feathered twist – a high-impact choice for a red-carpet party

Ballgowns are a classic look for brides, but this season there are some cool twists to keep them on trend. One of our particular favourites is from Demetrios, which balances the voluminous skirt with a show-off feathered off-the-shoulder trim.

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