Feathers Are Trending. Do You Want Them On Your Dress?

Feathers are hot in the Dancesport, Country and Skate world. Do you want them on your dress?

Feathers are a hot fashion statement in Dancesport, Country and skate dresses.

Whether you’re adding a high-impact feather arrangement near the neckline or ostrich boas to the hem of your dress, feathers are trending … for now.

Do you want to join in the feather frenzy? Or hold steady with a classic dress that will not go out of style?

Read on or watch the video for more details and places to purchase high-quality feather supplies.

PROS & CONS OF ADDING FEATHERS

  • Changes the look of the older dress, making it feel new.
  • Creates texture and depth.
  • Ostrich boas on the hem of a Standard ballgown are considered a classic feminine look.
  • Ostrich or marabou boas on the hem of a short Latin or skate skirt is a sexy, sassy look.
  • Re-fluff ostrich and marabou boas with steam and a vigorous shake.

 

  • Washing the entire dress is not advisable. Spot cleaning sweaty dress parts is the only option.
  • Feathers add extra bulk to a dress making it more cumbersome when traveling to events.
  • Vegetarians, vegans and those concerned about animal welfare should probably avoid adding this item to your dress.
  • Ostrich boas shed and leave little feather pieces behind.
  • Feathers require more time and money when altering or making a dress.
  • Color dye on feathers often fades when damp. Be careful if feathers get wet and fall on the floor, or settle on your dress.
  • Feathers go in and out of fashion in the Dancesport, Country and skate worlds. If you add feathers to a dress (especially speciality feathers like peacock, coque or goose), that dress may look dated in a year.

 

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WHERE TO PURCHASE HIGH-QUALITY OSTRICH BOAS
AND OTHER FEATHER SUPPLIES:

In North America:

In Europe:

 

Feathers make a big impact on Ballroom, Country and Skate dresses.

 

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