Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Trend: Feathers

Another big trend on the AW2011 runways were feathers (Above: Monique Lhuillier; Yves Saint Laurent; Naeem Khan; Marchesa), which appeared on dresses, skirts, and even jackets.  I like this trend because it is very feminine, which suits my aesthetic, but my personal experience with feathers is that they can be kind of high-maintenance because they need a lot of care.  And, of course, the cheaper the feathered-frock the more likely it is that your feathers will fall out!  But if you are interested in giving this trend a try and are willing to put in the time to take care of your feathers, below are some options to consider:  Adam short feather embroidered skirt for $495 on; Aqua Luxe feather tube dress for $198 on; ASOS feather-trim tank for $52.38 on; Arden B feather-trim bandage dress for $79 on; Elizabeth & James feather tank on sale for $171.50 on; Glamorous dress with feather skirt on sale for $48.89 on; Aqua Luxe feather skirt for $178 on; Robert Rodriguez feather wool-blend tank on sale for $116 on; Love Reign strapless faux-feather dress for $79 on; J. Crew "Plumage" mini skirt on sale for $419.99 on; Juicy Couture charmeuse feather slip dress for $125.99 on; Sachin + Babi for Ankasa "Amri" top on sale for $272.52 on; Robbi & Nikki tiered feather skirt for $158 on

While feathered clothing is a big trend this fall and winter, feathered jewelry may be an even bigger trend.  A lot of jewelry designers have been incorporating feathers into their earrings and also into necklaces and bracelets.  I have already picked up a pair of feather earrings and a feather bracelet and I'm loving them!  If you also want to give this trend a try, below are some feathered jewelry options for you to consider:  Alexia Crawford feather earrings for $8 on; ASOS bracelet with leaf and feather drop for $13.97 on; Alkemie Jewelry spider & feather earrings on sale for $115.30 on; ASOS navajo eagle feather necklace for $13.97 on; Stephan & Co. feather and bead earrings for $8 on; Betsey Johnson "Asian Jungle" feather necklace for $65 on; Prism stone and feather earrings for $29 on; Serefina short mesh feather necklace for $78 on; Serefina chain feather earrings for $48 on; Long feather duster earrings for $29 on

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