(Closed) What's with the feather hate?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Feathers on a wedding dress
    Love, love, love : (38 votes)
    26 %
    Hate... : (106 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 32
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    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mata_Hari:  I loooove feathers. In fact if you go back to that thread you can see my post where I listed feathers as one of my likes. I think it’s the post right above yours, actually!

    Post # 33
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    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Most dresses with feathers are a little too ‘over the top’ for me. I have seen some really pretty ones, though. 

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I really hate birds.  Like I’m afraid of them.  All of them!  Those kinds of dresses seem gross & uneasy to me.  Also, in my opinion, it’s very showgirl-like, not wedding-y.  Overall, not my thing, but I’m certainly not judging those that do like this style!

    Post # 35
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Just reading all the new comments on this thread…

    I (perhaps stupidly) always assumed the feathers were synthetic somehow, and not actual real bird feathers. The things you learn on the Internet! How the heck do they sew them on?

    Post # 36
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @kgirl91:  @SilkDelphinium gave a much more detailed version. Of course chicken feathers come from birds that are used for meat, however I was talking about peacocks, ostrich (which can also be used for meat) and other ornamental bird feathers that are used for fashion. It wouldn’t make sense for a farmer to kill his livestock when he can wait for the feathers to grow naturally and molt or to cut them off just before the molting process thus keepin his livestock for future use…just like a sheep which is why I used that as an example. I have a friend that has peacocks and there are feathers laying all over his farm.

    @Pinkmoon:  The quills of a feather are quite strong. They are sewn on by puncturing the quill and running the thread through the hole.

    Post # 37
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    1143 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really wanted a dress with either feathers or those large cloth flower things, but unfortunatly they did not look good on me.

    I find feathers to be one of those styles that only certain people can pull off, but I don’t have anything against them.

    Post # 38
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    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Not a fan.

    Post # 39
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    8470 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    It’s definitely not me. Too messy looking or something. 

    Post # 40
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    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I truly hate feather centerpieces.

    Post # 41
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    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love feathers on a dress, in another life I would have totally bought a dress with them. 

    Post # 42
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    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Some of the runway creations posted previously are obviously amazing, but that couture artisanship rarely translates well to mainstream gowns. Feathers on wedding dresses (and some evening dresses) all too often remind me of Big Bird, or can-can/showgirl costumes.

    Post # 43
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would have to say it depends. I dislike the vast majority of dresses with feathers but I can really love them too. For example this beauty:

     

    Post # 44
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    2587 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @Mata_Hari:  I’ve never been a fan of feathers on clothes/accessories, because often I can think they look a bit childish. THAT SAID, they’re often done much more elegantly on wedding dresses. I did try on a Pronovias 2014 dress with feathers, and it was lovely, but rasied a whole new problem.

     

    The feathers were so lovely and soft I would have spent the whole day in it just stroking them. And as they were across the bust, that seemed like a BAD idea, haha!

    Post # 45
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    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Are feathers over-the-top glam? Yes. I think that’s why they’re so polarizing. 

    Post # 46
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    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We were at a very upscale salon in Beverly Hills when I first saw a dress with feathers. Half joking, I asked my girlfriends if I should try it on. One of them said “I seriously hope you are kidding!” but the other said “Absolutely, it would at least be fun to try it.” Long story short – I tried it on and fell in love (Pronovias Uncia). I think I loved it for two reasons – first, the feathers make the dress unique. Second, they are so soft! Someone is seriously going to have to be on “stop slpscientist from stroking her breasts” duty at my wedding. Haha. I totally understand how others don’t like feathers on a dress (including my mother) and I’m not offended.

    My only concern is how well the feathers will hold up on a super long wedding day in which I’ll be on the receiving end of a gazillion hugs!

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