When I think of 1920’s fashion, I think feathers! Lots and lots of feathers! Whether they were on the bottom of sparkly flapper dresses, on beautiful boas, or on a headband as a hair accessory, feathers were major in the 1920’s for the fashionistas!
Now, 100 years later, they are back in fashion with a modern twist. I’ve seen them on shirts, coats, dresses, gloves, skirts, and even sleepwear!
Feather trimmed styles can be seen in all ranges of fashion! From high fashion to mass fashion.
I’ve also stumbled upon this DIY project on TikTok by digital creative director Abby Silverman of Cosmopolitan Magazine! She made feather-trimmed cuffs that can be added to your outfits using craft materials from Amazon!
What I love about Abby’s feather-cuffs is that you can make them in the color of your choice and you can add them to any look! The feathers can be found here, and the snap bracelets can be found here!
Here are some of my favorite feather trimmed fashion looks for Winter 2022:
House of CB “Calista” Black Vegan Leather belted Feather Trim Maxi Coat $299
Nana Jacqueline Michelle Dress $458
This pajama set from Sleeper has been super trendy, especially during the beginning of the quarantine.
Sleeper feather-trimmed cerpe de china pajama set $320
This ZARA poplin shirt $89 with feather appliques has been something I’ve see all over TikTok and I’ve seen so many creators style it, as well as create a dupe!
Chloe Nicole on Tiktok
I enjoy seeing this trend back and have some feather-trimmed pieces in my closet that I’m going to style with my outfits! I am also going to make my own feather-trimmed shirt by repurposing an old shirt I have an in my closet and sewing on a feather trim! I’ll let you know how it turns out!
P.S. I dug a bit deeper and found that most fashion pieces use 100% real farmed ostrich feathers. When researching if they are ethical or not, in an article on Refinery 29, a South African ostrich farmer, Saag Jonker says that the feathers are taken off like we cut our nails. Not all farmers are like Jonker’s farms, and PETA says and that as fashion houses demand more and farmers cut corners and abuse is common.
I wanted to include that because this may determine whether you want to participate in this trend or not and as a blogger that truly loves fashion but also cares about the planet, I wanted to be completely transparent.
There are some faux Ostrich feather materials out there, and I am sure that soon, they will find a way to make everything faux, just like they did with fur and leather.