I always say the life and the world as a whole are going in a circle. That something that is in style now was in style once before and will be in style once again in the future.
It’s more of a spiral then just a circle because there is always a change.
So feathers in fashion was, is and always will be.
Here are some pictures of feather fashion from the 1800`s.
This first one if from Wikipedia, it is from an article on the feather boa.
They say it’s a picture of a woman wearing a feather boa from 1892.
I really don’t see how you could tell it’s a feather boa from the picture.
Here is a plate from a monthly magazine in 1830 showing women’s hats decorated with feathers.
The picture below is a pen and black ink graphite depiction from the late 1700`s of a woman in a hat decorated with large feathers.
This last picture is from a post on the history of the feathered hat. Here is the link for those of you who would like to read up more on the subject.
If you have any great sites with feather fashions in history post a link and share it with us.