Feathers in Fashion - Stripped Coque

Feathers in Fashion - Stripped Coque

Posted by Tony Hill on Dec 30th 2017

Stripped coque is an unusual but very popular feather. It is created from a rooster tail feather (i.e. coque) that is stripped so that there is a long stem with about 1/3 of the feather left on top untouched. This shape is what gives stripped coque its dancing and bobbing movement.

High fashion designers favor this feather in millinery (hat making) applications, fascinators, or as a unique dress trim.

Here at Lamplight Feather we have several colors of stripped coque that are uniquely dyed over the more expensive white coque.  This makes a difference in the pale pastel shades like lavender as well as in the bright yellows and reds. Most competitive sites sell only "dyed over bleached".  This is fine for dark colors like purple and chocolate but will show as kind of "muddy" on the pastels and brights.