Feathers are a relatively new trend that flew in about 2 years ago and are going to continue to be really popular in 2013 wedding dresses.
Most of us probably began to see feathered dresses coming home to roost in the spring of 2012 on the couture runways, but rather than being a soon-forgotten fad, they haven't yet reached their peak popularity; and are continuing to gain fans.
One area that we have started to see a lot of feathered dress cropping up in is bridal wear, so if you haven't seen wedding dresses including feathers already, keep looking because they're set to be a hot trend in 2013.
Let's get something straight from the get-go, feathery wedding dresses aren't for every bride! It takes some serious guts to go with this trend, but if done well they look amazing; like something from a fairytale!
Feathered skirts give the ultimate light-weight look, but with the volume of bigger, heavier dresses. The wearer simply glides in a way that other similar fabrics like tulle just can't offer due to their weight, as feathers trap air creating that sought-after volume.
There's also something very pure, graceful, and innocent about feathers, which is an image that every bride would like to portray! After all, no one ever saw a beautiful swan and thought it didn't look lovely!
Finally in terms of the image is the unique factor. Feathers are still a relatively new trend, so you will be guaranteed to look memorable and offer a wedding worth talking about for a very long time!
However the appeal goes deeper than simply the (admittedly amazing) look of the wedding dress! Feathers have deep symbolic meanings and symbolize different things. Feathers were used to communicate with God in ancient religions, and more recently Christians have used feathers to embody the virtues charity, hope, and faith.