This Maximalist Top Will Get You So Many Compliments

Instant impact.

Last Updated on March 9, 2022

Forget minimalism – this season is characterised by busy prints, bold colours and beautifully exaggerated silhouettes.

With them comes the feather top, iterations of which have been worn by Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Lizzo.

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If you’re feeling brave enough to follow in their footsteps, feather tops are an easy way to give an outfit instant oomph.

Sara Waiste wearing a feather top in lilac

Whether you wear them with slip skirts or jeans, the beauty of them is that they make an instant impact without much thought about styling.

We can put their recent explosion in part down to the rise of Sleeper, the nightwear label that offers feather-trimmed PJs in an array of candy colours.

Many influencers agreed that their Sleeper sleepwear was too beautiful to be exclusively worn to bed and opted to dress them up with heels.

The high street has caught on, with brands like Zara, ASOS and Karen Millen launching sequin feather crop tops and shirts with feather cuffs.

16Arlington has an array of embellished pieces too, including dresses, jumpsuits, skirts and boas.

If you’re feeling inspired to embrace the trend this festive season, I’ve found 11 feather trimmed tops for you to choose from.

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Giuseppe Di Morabito
feather-detail cropped shirt

Feather-detail cropped shirt, £284, Giuseppe Di Morabito – buy now

Dickinson feather-trim blouse

Dickinson Feather-trim Blouse, £467, 16Arlington – buy now


Feather-Trimmed Jacquard Top, £175, Andreeva at Cult Mia – buy now

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Joey open-back feathered crepe de chine top

Joey open-back feathered crepe de chine top, £375, Cult Gaia – buy now

Satin Shirt With Feather Cuff Detail Coast

Satin Shirt With Feather Cuff Detail, now £55.20, Coast – buy now

feather-cuff cropped cardigan

Feather-cuff cropped cardigan, £155, Sleeper – buy now

Viscose Satin Crepe Feather Cuff Shirt Karen Millen

Viscose Satin Crepe Feather Cuff Shirt, now £93, Karen Millen – buy now

feather-trimmed knitted cardigan sleeper

Feather-trimmed knitted cardigan, £145, Sleeper – buy now

Milly High Neck Feather Top Etsy

Milly High Neck Feather Top, £36, Etsy – buy now

ASOS EDITION paillette sequin crop top with feather hem in pink

Paillette sequin crop top with feather hem in pink, £38, ASOS EDITION – buy now

Button-embellished feather-trimmed jacquard top, £175, Andreeva at Cult Mia

Button-embellished feather-trimmed jacquard top, £175, Andreeva at Cult Mia – buy now

Long Sleeve Feather Hem Top Coast

Long sleeve feather hem top, now £118.20, Coast – buy now

Giada Benincasa
jacquard feather-trim crop top

Jacquard feather-trim crop top, £389, Giada Benincasa – buy now

Feather top Milly

Feather top, £315, Milly – buy now

feather-trim sheer blouse

Feather-trim sheer blouse, £211, Styland – buy now

Elektra feather-trim stretch blouse

Elektra feather-trim stretch blouse, £294, Manuri – buy now

feather-detail crop top

Feather-detail crop top, £295, Styland – buy now