2022 is the party season where we are adding extra to everything. Along with sequin suits and sparkly dresses, feather dresses are one of the most in demand styles of the season. We can see why. The fluffy detail is the perfect accent to any silhouette, whether they’re adorning sleeves, hemlines, collars, or the whole damn dress. Feathers serve as a well placed highlight, much the way that actual highlighters glow up your skin or a red lipstick lifts your look.
Karen Millen and Coast have seen searches for feathers up 282% (!) in recent months, while Net-A-Porter.com currently have 119 options of dresses adorned with the fabulous trim… Although everything in our edit of the best feather dresses include faux feathers, not real ones.
Some animal rights campaigners believe feathers are just as cruel as fur and exotic skins (which are banned by many leading brands), and the high street has been particularly fast to create faux feather options. ASOS have a huge and dazzling array of faux feather dresses this season.
How to style feather dresses? For party season, more is more. Climb into your highest platforms and add lashings of sparkling, diamante jewellery for disco-inspired dressing. For accessories, you can’t go wrong with a sleek metallic shade or pick a bold colour that clashes with your dress. Purple and red, for example, or shocking pink and emerald green look luscious under the lights.
Although if you just want to add a tiny bit of faux feather trim to your outfit, that’s cool. ASOS’s blazer dress comes with a small feather trim for a subtle take on the trend, as does Twisted Wunder’s winter white satin shift dress. For a chic balance between faux feather drama and classic style, a little black dress trimmed in faux feathers is an excellent option. Vila’s faux feather trimmed slip dress is giving us Nineties supermodel vibes, and that is always a good thing.
Whether you choose an accent or an entire feather dress (Topshop’s scarlet slip dress is all our New Year dreams come true) you’ll be more than ready to party in style.