Posts Tagged ‘one-shoulder’

nov11It takes a bold person to wear feathers on their wedding day. Feathers are often shunned and categorized as tacky or is placed in the costume accessories department. If overdone, yes, they can over the top. However, is this week’s collection, the designers use feathers and take on an airy new approach and create dramatic silhouettes and accents.


Belted Beauty: The bodice is pulled towards to the natural waist with mild ruching and flows down the skirt. A feathered belt is encrusted with crystals and beads giving this overall simple dress some creative expression. (Priscilla of Boston; $3000+)

Wedded Whisps: It only takes three words to describe this dress: strapless, short and sexy. Ostrich feathers layer the skirt to add some oomph to this streamline silhouette. Sparkling details around the waist and hem kick up the drama.(Sue Wong; $518)

Belted Bird: The skirt features an organza overlay and ruffled hem which adds femininity and flare. Fine feathers and beading line the belt. Watered silk peek-a-boos from under the ruffled hem adding shimmer and sheen to every step.(Junko Yoshioka; $3000+)


Full of Feathers: This tight-fitting mermaid silhouette envelopes the body with structured diamond-like pleating. The full skirt has a canopy of ostrich feathers that will surely seize the scene. Swarovski crystals at the bust add sparkle. (Jane Yeh; $4500)

Light in Flight: Feathered flowers are fastened to the single strap on this empire dress. Sweeping and light weight chiffon float around the body. An assymetrical overlay gathers at the bustline and splits into handkerchief hem. (Augusta Jones; $1500-3000)

Flowers & Feathers: The folded layers of organza create stunning architectural lines and appeals to the eye. Flowers dot the dress and feathers line the neckline and hem. (Becoming Mrs; $1800)

Did this collection ruffle your feathers?


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One-shoulder dresses are hot off the runway. In almost every 2010 collection, an asymmetrical silhouette is featured. A bride who chooses to wear a single-strap dress is a confident woman that has nothing to hide, especially her toned arms. While the bare shoulder gives you the excitement of a strapless, the single strap construction gives the ability to dance around without having insecurities of showing off the ta-tas. How perfect is that?


1) Bed of roses: Delightfully sweet rosettes line the hem, chapel train and the strap. The natural waist has minimal ruched detailing to accentuate the smallest part of the body. (Reverie by Melissa Sweet)

2) Streamline Sensation: Swarovski crystals detail the top of the strap and create a detailed belt on the natural waist bodice. The back of this silk jersey dress features some ruching and a chapel train. (Kenneth Pool)

3) Forward to the Future: Made of 100% Silk Mikado the dress has a natural high and low glow that adds a subtle interest to this crisp and a well-structured mermaid silhouette. Chain link detail around the waist adds a unique feature on this futurist frock. (Adele Wechsler)

4) Feminine Flutter: Handmade floral details and a side sweep really gives an airy feel to this a-line dress. The light single-strap dress with cascading ruffles makes this a romantic option for an outdoor wedding. (Rhyme Couture)

5) Tiers to You: The ruched bodice and ruched drop waist makes one have a perfect hourglass figure. The taffeta tiers layers add drama to this one-shoulder gown. (Amsale)

6) Straight and Narrow: The trumpet silhouette is a very fitting silhouette and contours the body and flares out at the knees. Embroidered flowers sit on the neckline and an organza ribbon strap flutters down the shoulder. (Angel Sanchez)

7) All Greek to Me: The weight and weave of Italian Duchesse silk creates a straight sophisticated silhouette. This Grecian inspired gown has a chapel train that gracefully lingers behind. (Modern Trousseau)

8) Burst Your Bubble: Silk flowers with crystal detailing trails down the single strap, while the silk taffeta skirt billows out to a bubble hem. The chapel train adds more drama to this attention grabbing gown.(Jim Hjelm)

What do you think? For me, I would keep grabbing my bare shoulder to see if my strap fell down, but the dress are lovely sight to see.

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