Handbags: A handbag is an accessory no woman can live without. Louis Vuitton was one of the designers that used feathers on handbags and the result is more than nice. Bags decorated with feathers, like shoes, is a safe and reserved enough option for the less daring of us. The colors are endless and so are the designs making the choice easy.

Jewelry: When we think of feathers and jewelry the thing that comes to mind is a pair of earrings or ear-cuffs with a real feather hanging. However, jewel designers like Nikos Koulis and Daniel Benevitch became more creative. They took their inspiration from real feathers and created feather-shaped encrusted earrings, rings, necklaces, using gold and precious gems. The result? Bedazzling!

Hats and hairpieces: Hats and hairpieces keep you warm during those cold winter days, protect you from the sun and add a touch of glamour to special events, like your wedding. Combine them with feathers and your outfit instantly acquires a playful and romantic, boho vibe, no matter the occasion. Just try, however, to keep things moderate. Not many women, if any at all, can wear something like the headpiece Carrie Bradshaw wore on her wedding in the first “Sex and the City” film, without looking like a peacock in disguise.

Feathers require a bit more effort to take care of and they are certainly not machine-washable but all this extra attention is worth while. They are romantic, delicate, sexy, glamourous and will definitely make you feel like a fairytale princess.

Personally, I know that I cannot support a total-feather Emilio Pucci jacket or a Jason Wu feather dress, which by the way I absolutely adored watching on the runway. They are too “loud” and extreme for my style. Yet, I can easily pull through a feathery skirt, day and night, or a feather bag and most definitely a pair of feather-decorated shoes.

Give yourself a challenge this season and dip your toe into this controversial fashion trend. The princess in you is longing for a flight of style, glamour and aristocracy!
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Lab scientist, sharp dresser and cooking guru Maria is one half of the original alwaysladies.com founding team. She brings her opinions with earnestness and a smile, even when there are razor blades inside.

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