The feather dress continues to be a staple in the fashion world of this modern age. This short length of the dress is very versatile and can work for both formal and casual occasions. Here we offer some suggestions for dressing up this stunning style.

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The feather dress works well for summer as it creates a casual look. There are plenty of colours and styles to choose from. From black and white to bright blues, greys and browns you’ll find plenty of modern options.

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The colour palette can be further highlighted by the varying lengths of the feathers. Longer feathers tend to create a layered effect whilst shorter feathers tend to create a shawl effect. You can dress up the feather dress with a colourful scarf tied around the neck or tied around the head.

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Alternatively, you could leave the scarf off. This would create a stylish contemporary look. For something a little edgier try a print with an asymmetrical design; this brings out the feminine side of the dress and works really well with modern jewellery.

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There are a number of contemporary choices for these dresses. These styles tend to be shorter and tighter fitting than traditional styles. This is because they are more relaxed and comfortable. For something a little smarter, there is a range of colours and prints to choose from so you can complement your outfit that tells the world you’re confident and stylish.

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These styles are very flattering on the figure but can also be adapted to slim the waist.

 

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There are several fabrics and colours to choose from so you can experiment until you find something that looks good on you. A simple change in the colour or style can make all the difference!

The beauty of a feather dress is the colours and patterns are often very plain, which means they can be dressed up or down to suit your mood or the occasion. For example, some of the most stunning feathers in winter are those in rich burgundy or chocolate. Chocolate brown gives an inviting base for a dress while burgundy provides a strong contrast. You could wear a chocolate-brown dress to a dinner party in spring whilst a darker chocolate-burgundy style would be ideal for the summer.

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There are numerous patterns to choose from for a feather dress. A popular choice is graduated stripes, usually in a circular pattern, with simple details on the bodice or the sleeves.

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The skirt could be gathered or fringed and features detailed panels or pleats. The dress can have basic or complex embellishments including beading and lace trim.

Some of the simpler designs have ribbons and laces at the cuffs but these can be complicated if you opt for more elaborate designs.

The best way to wear a dress like this is to have one tailored to your own size. You want the bodice to fit your body type accurately so choose a flattering cut. You don’t want to get the dress on and then discover it doesn’t fit.

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