Feather Trim and Clothes
Feather trims are good for decoration of dresses, skirts, tops, jackets, waistcoats, hats, fans, and even for lingerie.
Among the main advantages of applying feathers in decoration are:
- Eye-catching effect. Feathers are perfect for finishing a hem of a dress or skirt, look nice at neckline and add an elegant note to a charming hat. Compared with other trimming materials, feathers look unusual and unforgettable.
- Casual style. Feathers are widely used in the fashion industry for haute couture looks, however, it is normal to use feather trims to create a casual and everyday image, which can be more cheerful and carefree. For example, a simple jacket with a feather trim looks trendy and informal.
- Vibrant design. Using feathers will help in creating your own masterpieces. Due to modern materials and bright colors it is possible to bring into life the most extravagant project.
Feather Trims and Fashion
Feather trims have left a great trace in the history of fashion. It is known that feathers were used as a decoration material in China for gorgeous fans. In the 11 th century there was a fashion trend for people with high social standing when feathers were used to decorate clothes as a mark of wealth and status. From the 12 th century any masquerade masks and costumes did not go without feather trims. The status of a must-have item was acquired only in the 18-19 th centuries when bonnets became an essential part of women’s wardrobe which made feather decorations extremely popular. International trade boom in the 20 th century supported a fashion trend for feather trims and made them a never-ending classic.