Shake your Tail Feather

26 Jan

For a luxurious take on this season’s textured trend you’ll have to ruffle a few feathers. Literally.

From the catwalks to celebs and now to the high street, Feathers are set to stick around for Spring/ Summer adding a certain opulence to our wardrobes.

The Saturdays, Ke$ha, Rihanna and Fearne Cotton have all been seen rocking this trend, which can manage to make an outfit look edgy or ethereal depending on how you wear them. One thing is for sure though, you definitely shouldn’t go OTT, restrict feathers to one item!

The Saturdays made their feathers look edgy and sexy in the VIP Studded Feather dress from Lipsy. At £260 for the black version it is an investment buy for anyone looking for a different take on the LBD. Alternatively the white and gold version as seen on Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent is currently on sale at £125 – get it while you can!

The Saturdays' Rochelle shows of her Lipsy VIP dress

Corrie's Brooke Vincent in Lipsy

Feathered skirts are also everywhere. This laser feather skirt from Rare (£59) is similar to that as seen on The City style icon Olivia Palermo.

Rare at Topshop (£59)

Olivia Palermo

For daytime chic, I’ve fallen in love with the Reiss Litzy Feather gilet, in the sale at ASOS for £77 (was £110). With its patent waist belt and shiny plumes, it adds glamour to the simplest of daytime outfits but it’s selling out fast!

Reiss Litzy Feather Gilet - £77

 If you want to try out the trend, but are feeling a little less brave then a pretty feathered clutch or headband are the perfect accessories. This nude feathered handbag from ASOS (£25) incorporates this season’s nude tones too, making it a great addition to your S/S wardrobe.

ASOS - £25

Meanwhile, Accessorize has feathered headbands in varying colours and styles, like this Arriba Feather Statement Alice band (£12).

Accessorize - £12

What do you think of the feathered trend? Will you be buying trying it out?


Images courtesy of Lipsy, ASOS, Topshop and Accessorize.

3 Responses to “Shake your Tail Feather”

  1. Mel January 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm #

    I dont think feathers are for me, i think your right though about keeping them to one item of clothing. The idea of headband with a feather on would be a good option if you wasnt keen on alot of feathers. Keep up your good work Wardrobe.

  2. Bosley January 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    I purchased this once for a fancy dress costume. It was a tenner but it’s down to £3 now.
    And it’s huge.
    Quite statement without being too feathery I thought.
    I don’t know if I could pass off an entire skirt of it.
    Plus – how do you go about washing these things?! Am I being preposterous even worrying about that?

    The hair clip:

  3. wardrobemag January 29, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    I quite like this feathered skirt from A|wear, they do it in pink too. Too fit!

    Sunny x

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