Fashionistas, it’s time to ruffle some feathers this season
Rihanna's ‘Valerian' promotional tour wardrobe has been setting the red carpet alight for days now, but it was her recent appearance in a feathered Prada concoction that really got tongues wagging.
The pop star donned a candyfloss pink outfit for the Paris premiere of her new movie earlier this week, with the look comprising a bead-fringed bralette and tight pencil skirt adorned with layers of pink and red feathers. Being RiRi, she used her plumes to maximum advantage, shimmying and shaking all over social media and generally looking like she was having a ball. And as it turns out, feathers might grow into the funnest micro trend of 2017.
It started back in February at the Oscars, where nominee Octavia Spencer dazzled in a pearly grey Marchesa creation that featured a full feathered skirt. Sofia Boutella was no less resplendent in a sequinned Chanel dress that cut off midcalf to reveal a plush downy hemline, and The best way to inject a dose of feathery glamour into your summer wardrobe is to invest in some funky accessories. A colourful purse such as the Gucci Dionysus Medium Parrot Shoulder Bag is a bold nod to the trend, as are the ticklish-looking Miu Miu Swarovski Crystal and Feather-Embellished Slides. If you prefer something even more subtle then try out a pair of plumed earrings for a flirty summer look, such as Oscar de la Renta's Marabou Feather Earrings, or Panacea's Feather Shoulder Duster Earrings. And in terms of apparel, Prada's Feather-Trimmed Crinkled SilkChiffon Camisole and Opening Ceremony's Dip Dye Cropped Feather Tee make the trend about as wearable as possible.
If you believe in subtlety, road-test the trend with feathered denim