What's with the feather hate?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Feathers on a wedding dress
    Love, love, love : (38 votes)
    26 %
    Hate... : (106 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    one of my bridesmaids who got married last september had ostrich feathers on her dress (wore Pronovias Bengasi. the dress was GORGEOUS!!!!!

    I’ve learned to not voice my opinions on what I like and dislike–I was so certain that I disliked ruffles on dresses. fast forward to my dress appointments: the majority of dresses that I’ve tried on and liked are fit and flared ruffle dresses.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I like them! But it does depend on the dress for me… A skirt full of feathers is a little much for me, but I love them on the bust like La Sposa Mirra.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I really think it depends on the dress. But I hate to see feathers decorating a cake…not appealing.

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I agree about that Pronovias dress..but otherwise I’m just not over the top enough for feathers!

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I looove feather dresses. The only negative thing that I can say about them, is that a friend of mine wore a Sue Wong all-feather wedding dress, and holy fuck it shed like crazy. I was a BM in her wedding and we had to keep supergluing them back in place. I also have ostrich feather skirts, and a few other feather-themed things, and they all shed   like a mofo too. I love the look, but they’re really difficult to deal with.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not sure what it is about them. I just think they’re gross. Not that they look gross, just that they are gross. I was raised to never touch feathers because “you never know if the bird was sick” so I’ve just never liked them. I guess the ones that are on dresses might not even be real though? I guess that might change my opinion 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Too costume-y for my taste

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I kind of like the look but in an on the runway, couture kind of way.  It would have to be a certain kind of wedding for a feathered dress to look right.  And like PP, I was raised to think that feathers and birds are dirty, so I would only go for it if they were 100% fake feathers.  I don’t need peacocks or other birds to be killed for a freakin dress.  

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I quite like feathers – I’m debating between having a feather fan as a bouquet alternative. And I love feather fascinators. My hesitation towards having them as an element in dresses, especially wedding gowns, is the possibility of molting.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have feathers on my dress at the very top (only a few) and that thread didnt bother me at all. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and/or personal preferences.

    ETA: I still voted for hate feathers on a dress bc I do not like a lot of feathers on…anything.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Too costumey and showgirlish.

    Post # 14
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think there are two reasons, there is the trendiness of them and the feeling that they will fall out of style (like many things though, just maybe more quickly) and also the fact that they remind people of costumes.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like them (when done well) for an evening gown but not for me for a wedding dress. 

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Other? I don’t love OR hate them. I don’t think about them at all. They can be pretty or silly looking, depending on the dress and the person wearing it. 

    Eta: @boogiewoogies: Ok yeah feathers on cake would gross me right out. I know they’re probably fake and they clean them and everything but still ugh. (Like some PP, I was raised not to pick up feathers, told birds are dirty, etc.)

    On a dress is fine, it’s just to look at, feathers are pretty to look at. But touching something I’m gonna eat is just nooooooo.

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