ai·grette | ā-ˈgret
A hair ornament consisting of a feather plume or spray of glitter, often accentuated by either a jewel or buckle
A trend originated in India in the 1200’s, and whose popularity peaked in Europe in the 1800’s, is an extravagantly long, soft feather, or arrangement of feathers, typically arranged on the hair or hat. An Aigrette may also be found on any supplemental ornament, such as a headdress or headband. The piece is delicate, soft, and vintage; not considered a crown, yet is more dignified than a bejewelled head comb. These fantastical pieces are typically equipped with precious stones, and are the perfect addition for a towering hairstyle. The exotic appearance stems from the diversity in its feathers which include those from the ostrich, osprey, hummingbird, and egret.