Feather trim is a strip of fabric decorated with natural feathers (ostrich, guinea fowl) or made from modern quality materials which look practically the same way. Feather trim can be finished with rhinestones or crystal beads, carried out on a piece of sheer tulle or a narrow strip of fabric.
Feather trim is a fashion trend. Many designers decorate their haute couture masterpieces from recent collections with feathers to create a unique and glamorous look.
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:
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.