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Feather-trim is back in: How to wear feathers this festive season


By Sarah Finnan
09th Dec 2022
Feather-trim is back in: How to wear feathers this festive season

A subtle nod to the Y2k trends of yore, feathers have made their fashion comeback and it looks like they’re here to stay. 

“If designers are betting on sparkle for evening, they are even more certain that plumage is right for daily life,” or so reads Vogue’s Resort 2022 runway trend guide. You might have noticed, but feather-trim clothing has been everywhere this season. 

A surefire way to add some fun (and a touch of sex appeal) to an outfit, feathers have become as much a part of festive dressing as our beloved sequins, so, expect to see much more of them in the weeks to come… and they’re no longer reserved for just fancy attire either with everything from casual cardigans to pyjamas now available with some glitzy coloured plumage. 

Most of the top luxury brands, including Dior, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, and The Attico, have been incorporating the statement trend into their designs, as have the high street shops who certainly know how to cater to a trend. 

Our advice? Embrace the ‘more is more’ mentality and lean into the extravagance. Pile on the sequins and sparkly earrings and feathers, for if you can’t do it at Christmas, when can you?!

Shop our feather edit below. 

Darcie Emerald Green Pyjamas, €180, Nadine Merabi

Pink Satin Feather Trim Wrap Mini Dress, €79, River Island

Sorcha O’Raghallaigh Micro Ostrich Feather Bag, €295, Brown Thomas

Sleeper Feather Detail Pyjama Set, €280, Farfetch

High-Heel Fabric Shoes With Feather Detail, €79.95, Zara

Rixo Lena Feather Silk Mini Dress, €385, Brown Thomas

Silver Lace Feather Cuff Shirt, €60, River Island

Champagne Oversized Shirt With Feather Trim, €128, Club L London

Oséree Lumière Feather-Trimmed Metallic Stretch-Lurex Shirt & Trousers, €770, Net-a-porter

Lydia Millen Feather Embellished Chunky Cable Knit Jumper, €321.60, Karen Millen

Rezek Studio Top, rent from €65, greens are good for you

Embellished Belted Jumpsuit With Faux Feather Trim, €159.99, ASOS

Halter Top With Feather Trim, €99, Massimo Dutti

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