Feathers are a big trend for fall and winter. And yes, there is a way to wear them that looks upscale and fancy without being too much. Nina Ricci’s feather-embellished cocktail dress ($2,450) is super chic. This is a black silk twill cocktail dress embellished with goose-feather florets. Somehow this dress gives us a slight retro flapper vibe, but not completely. It also has a downtown modern vibe.