Paris Couture Shows Were All About the Feathers

GaultierHaute Couture Week in Paris has come to a close, and while I don't write too much about these extravaganzas (I'm guessing that I don't have a whole lot of readers who are planning the purchase of their next Dior gown), I do like to pay attention to the trends likely to cross over into mainstream fall/winter wear.

The one trend I couldn't ignore, like it or not, was FEATHERS.

Feathers were absolutely everywhere on the runways, from Gaultier (pictured at left) to Azzedine Alaia to Mabille

If you're one of those women who likes to be the first to wear the Next Big Look, now's your chance to get in on what's sure to be a featured look this upcoming season.

Want some affordable, wearable feather-enhanced clothing to get you started?

Read on!




This feather skirt (Guess, $99 on sale) is a little too short for me. However, I had to show it to you because of its price. It's definitely a hot look for fall and everywhere else I'm seeing it, it's STARTING at around $300. So if you can rock this look, this is the most affordable way to do it.


ASOSThere's something about this Ted Baker Feather Print Dress (ASOS, $137.05 on sale) that I just love. Very fashion forward.


AldoA more cost-effective way to get in on the feather trend is to limit it to your accessories. I love these Feather Pumps (Aldo, $90), which also come in a pretty metallic champagne color.

Wet SealOr modernize a little black dress with this nicely priced Feather Belt (Wet Seal, $10.80).


Last CallThis Alexia Admor Feathered Halter Dress (Last Call, $169 on sale) will certainly make you the most stylish of the flock at your next cocktail party.


NordstromThese Carole Feather Earrings (Nordstrom, $8) are a super-cheap way to rock the look.

Revolve ClothingI love the idea of giving a nod to the trend with a feathered fedora, like this Brixton hat (Revolve Clothing, $55).


Ann TaylorKeep your feathered look traditional and classic in this Peacock Feather Wrap Dress (Ann Taylor, $118).

Will you wear feathers this fall?


Images (top to bottom): Pascal le Segretain/Getty Images, Guess, ASOS, Aldo, Wet Seal, Nordstrom, Revolve Clothing, Ann Taylor

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