Prom 2011 Trend Alert: Finely Feathered Frocks

Want your style to take flight for prom 2011? Then, consider one hip trend to take your look to the next level: feathered details. Feathers have been all the rage on the runways for the past few years, and they’re making their way to the prom scene. Many of your favorite designers, Jovani, Dave & Johnny, Blush, Party Time, Panopoly, and others, embraced this embellishment in their prom collections and took it to fabulous, feathery ends.

Feather accents get an A+ for eye-catching excitement. Wispy tendrils flutter out from each feather and give the look precious and delicate volume. Softness is appealing too, and there’s nothing quite like running your hands over a skirt or bodice of fine tiers of soft, downy feathers. We’d wear them every day if we could get away with it.

Peacock feathers give your dress some unexpected detail and fun color pop. This Tony Bowls dress pairs them with a waistband of colorful gemstones. It’s a unique look that really dazzles. Similarly, this Blush mini uses rhinestones and an aqua satin sash to enhance the natural beauty of the peacock feather accents.

The best part of this trend is that you can really make it work for you. If you want to go for full-on feathers you can find short cocktail dresses and full gowns, equally enchanting and exquisite. But if subdued accents are more your style, you can find something a little more subtle and equally dramatic and unique.

Don’t just be a part of the flock at prom 2011, stand out in a finely feathered frock that’s just your style. Watch Suriah talk a little bit more about this trend, and browse the list of some of our favorite feathered picks:

Luscious Feathered Ball Gown by Terani

Midnight Peacock Column Gown by Panopoly

Satin Cocktail Dress with Feathered Neckline by Dave & Johnny

Faux-Feather Cocktail Mini by Interlude

Oscar Moment Feathered Halter Gown by Party Time