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Fabulous Feathers for a vintage wedding
This season has seen the rival of the great vintage accessory- feathers. Think The Great Gatsby but with a fresh, 21st century twist. This trend requires opulence, decadence and a whole lot of confidence. When a look is championed on the autumn/winter 2012 ready to wear runways of Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Giles and Bottega Veneta, you know it’s going to be a winner.
Feathers are a hard look to pull off therefore, remembering what volume you are comfortable with is essential. Today we will show you how to work a full feathered dress with grace and confidence or simply a subtle feathered accessory to create the wow factor.
Above-left is a beautiful Marchesa wedding dress with dramatic feather detailing from top to bottom. Cleverly, the detailing is gathered around the smallest part of the waist to create the illusion of an hour glass figure.
In contrast, the stunning gown from Chado Ralph Rucci on the right offers a darker twist to the trend. Unsuspecting black feathers will ensure you create an impact on your big day.
Above are two beautiful gowns by Watters which offer a softer, more demure spin on feathered gowns. The subtle detailing gives an ethereal aura which is the trend at the moment. Think Florence Welch, the fashionable front woman of Florence and The Machine in fabulous feathers.
However, not all brides choose to opt for such opulence and drama. Alternatively, accessories can be the perfect option for those who want to work the trend.
Headbands, fascinators and clips are equally as fashionable. Think flapper ensembles circa 1920′s with a modern, fresh twist.
Colour can be a key feature in the headpiece, creating high charged glamour and a truly vintage look. Teamed with pearls or lace, feathers are incredibly fashionable but also, timeless in the sense that they will be eternally glamorous.
Marchesa 2013 uses feathers effectively to create a romantic, fairy tale vibe. A cluster of small feathers layered make for a soft and feminine gown.
From Gaudí Brides 2013 and the White Gallery, we had an idea of what the trends would be for the 2013 bride not only in terms of wedding dresses, but also shoes . We have selected some of the best looks from some of the most famous designers to embellish your feet next year.
Accessories can lift an outfit in its entirety and create real drama. The 2013 bride should cleverly use flowers, rhinestones and beading on satin peep toes to achieve this.
The Silla Bridal 2013 collection saw romantic high stiletto heels and peep toe heels make a come back. A cocktail of satin mixed with coloured leather such as white ivory and cream were the stand out pieces.
Our list continues with bridal shoes by Sergio Rossi, who has designed a collection of 16 amazing bridal shoes with high heels and Swarovski crystals. These designs are between sensual and romantic.
Exclusivity is the watchword for the shoes in the collection. You can customize with your own names to make them even more unique. The collection is made from the finest materials, designs include wedding sandals with beautiful and shiny high heels. Covered with rhinestones, lace or vintage silk, shoes will offer elegance and serious valuable.
If you’ve planned the happiest day of your life in 2013, you should definitely try out the unique style of wedding shoes by the infamous Jimmy Choo. For the next season the label have designed beautiful open-toe shoes in white silk, ivory and cream. Inspired by the red carpet, the designer best loved by fashionistas and models have created shoes using satin, silk, jewels and lace.
However, how do you decide between these magnificent shoes? The choice is incredibly personal, but remember that in 2013 the first rule will be to focus on vintage detailing. Share your favourites with us on the forum!
If you want stunning wedding photos then see Archibald photography,their feathered headdress and veil photos appear above.