Ostrich Feather Fashion

Fashion seems to be getting back to nature this year and designers are going mad for flora and fauna – adorning their creations with striking displays of colorful plumage. All this courtesy of our feathered friends. Of course, as is the trend with both fur and leather, most of the fluff used in fashion these days is synthetic, so you needn’t worry about not being politically correct.



I pinned down this adorable black, ostrich-trimmed shift dress by Arthur Levine. It’s retro and fun, this stretchy crepe dress ends in a refined flounce of ostrich feathers.


Got a special evening formal affair to plan for?  Then give this aqua velour gown with ostrich feathers a go.  This look is handmade in England with fully lined silk velour!  Hands -down, this Venera Tabakin number is simply magnificent!


Neiman Marcus has gotten on board as well, with this light pink Philomena feather-skirted cocktail dress by Alice +Olivia. It’s accented with lace, and features the cut-out shoulder accent that is everywhere.  It will keep all eyes on you as you navigate through your evening activities.


Be prepared for fall fashion to ruffle some feathers when you upend tradition and put on this Michael Kors navy and white subdued collegiate-inspired skirt and collar top. It’s fully adorned with wispy, white ostrich feathers.


Prada gets in on the act with this surprising feather trimmed tweed skirt available on net-a-porter.com.  Add a chunky sweater and you’ve got the entire outfit down.



Feathers can add a certain glamor and spirit, a carefree “Je ne sais quoi” to an otherwise ordinary outfit.  Try adding this multicolored feather-embellished clutch from Valentino to your repertoire.  Available at Matchesfashion.com.



And… w-o-w! Check out these black Manolo Blahnik Oteraka Satin booties. Or go for broke in these soft pink ostrich feather and pearl adorned jeweled suede lace up boots. Neiman Marcus has them from Giuseppe Zanotti and they’re super-hot as you usher in this cooler season!




Whatever you do and wherever you go in the next few months, make sure you’ve got ostrich feathers tagging along with you…somewhere!  I hear they portend good luck and good fortune as well as good taste so don’t forget to add them to your fashion recipe and let me know the results!



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