Often associated with Big Bird and Parisian showgirls, feathers are taking a sophisticated turn this season as a fanciful detail to adorn clothes, shoes, and jewelry.
Light As A Feather: Ways To Wear Fall's Must-Have Embellishment
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Not sure how to wear feathers? Click to see how ladies like Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific and Anna Dello Russo have been wearing the trend, as well as our picks to shop it. Get ready to take flight.
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Anna Dello Russo
Never a wallflower, Anna Dello Russo made the plucky choice of pairing colorful crystal and feather embellished separates from Dries Van Noten with a structured, crocodile Bulgari bag.
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MICHAEL Michael Kors
Feather Hem Sweatshirt Dress ($275) in Pearl Heather
A statement sweatshirt and a fancy skirt all in one, this pearl-embellished party dress kills two birds with one stone.
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Feather Cuff ($795) in Cream
A blush-hued feather-trim cuff will add sophisticated edge to a tuxedo-inspired outfit.
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Paris Fashion Week is the perfect time to practice peacocking. Here, a Dries Van Noten skirt is styled with a grey mohair sweater and an architectural crocodile clutch.
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Sabine Chiffon Feather Skirt ($98)
Fake the feather trend with a frothy pale pink skirt made of chiffon fringe.
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Margaret Marabou Feather Jacket ($398) in Black
Maribou isn’t just for bedroom slippers. A voluminous cropped jacket pairs beautifully with an organza midi skirt and kitten heels.
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Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific
Blogger Blair Eadie keeps a Kate Spade feather mini skirt from being too precious by styling it with an oversized A.L.C. turtleneck and a sleek Anya Hindmarch bag.
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Floral Feather-Appliqué Cashmere Sweater ($4,295) in Charcoal
Practically couture, this cashmere pullover is next-level party sweater material, just begging to be worn with a body-skimming pencil skirt and sleek slingbacks.
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Black Feather Chainmail Cape ($120)
A modern take on the feather boa, this feather-trim cape adds a shot of tough chic to a silk cami and fluid trousers.
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On the streets at the Paris shows, a fashion insider sports a feather-embellished top from Dries Van Noten, worn with menswear-style trousers.
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Dries Van Noten
Ceduna Floral Embellished Silk Top ($1,282) in Navy
Behold, the definition of a girl’s-night-out top. Wear it untucked with a skinny black jean and a pointed toe pump.
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3.1 Phillip Lim
Feather Front Shift Dress ($1500) in Ivory
The ultimate party dress, this fitted feather shift will surely keep you from flying under the radar at all your upcoming holiday festivities.
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Beaton Feather Turban ($465) in Black
No need to look into your crystal ball. This silk peacock-trim turban will ensure you are on top of your accessories game.