Style on Trial: Alice + Olivia Francesca Feather Skirt

We’ve had feathers on jackets and feathers on shoes. Hell, we’ve even had feathers on sunglasses. Those pesky birds get everywhere, don’t they?

How do you feel about feathers on skirts, though, readers? In fact, let’s go one step further with this: how do you feel when the feathers ARE the skirt – or are designed to look like they are, at least? Alice + Olivia obviously love them, hence the creation of their Francesca feather skirt, which is $330 at Shopbop. We, on the other hand, can’t stop singing, “Chick-chick-chick-chick-chicken! Lay a little egg for me!” for some reason.

Where do you stand on this important issue? Do you say YAY or NAY to this skirt?

16 Comments

  • August 5, 2010

    Monica

    Nay. I don’t like feathers on any item of clothing really but this one really takes it a bit too far… too far into the chicken territory.

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  • August 9, 2010

    CoutureCoco

    Nay. Except for fancy dress and until I grow a beak to clean it with.

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  • August 9, 2010

    caz

    I would never wear it..but i do think it’s kinda beautiful

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  • August 9, 2010

    Minka

    Oh, I love those… I would never wear them, but I still love them! 🙂

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  • August 9, 2010

    Annija

    I think they’d be great with the right styling.

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  • August 9, 2010

    Bethany

    1. I would not dare sit down. 2. I would not dare wash it. Nay.

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  • August 9, 2010

    Natasha

    A tentative yay from me. I’m not in love with it, but think it could probably work on some people.

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  • August 10, 2010

    Claudia

    Ugly! Feathers give me the creeps

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  • August 10, 2010

    Ellen

    Yay. To the right occasion. As in, a very eccentric party. And with just the right top. Not sure what that would be, though.

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  • August 10, 2010

    naomi

    yay AND nay
    yay as an interesting and beautiful subject of many potential fashion editorials
    nay as a liveable wearable garment…can you imagine the molting that would occur from entering and exiting vehicles…not to mention the affection of my cats

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  • August 10, 2010

    Crystal

    I think it is beautifully constructed, however I’d feel like an emu/ostrich if I wore it. So I guess that would be a nay from me…

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  • August 11, 2010

    Grace

    As everyday wear, nay. However I think it would awesome as part of a performance costume.

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  • August 11, 2010

    Kebabby

    nay, nay and one thousand times nay.
    How is this much better than fur?
    Very impractical (but it is kinda pretty, only to look at though, wouldn’t ever wear it)

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  • August 12, 2010

    Maggie

    Yay! I would of course feel weird if those were real feathers (eek, plucked from a bird?!) but I like the idea of a “feathery-like” skirt.
    However I am in no way promoting those awful clothes that have the fake, cheap looking feathers that make everyone look like a vegas show girl.

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  • September 8, 2010

    Dancin

    Just saw this on the bride at the after-party at Chicago’s wedding of the year. It was spectacular and perfect.

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  • November 2, 2010

    Monica

    I just bought this skirt and plan to wear it at my upcoming birthday party. I am curious to find out what the bride – mentioned in Dancin’s reply – paired with the skirt. I’m thinking about wearing a brown camisole and high-heeled booties. Any other suggestions?

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