Trend We Like: Statement Collars

November 9, 2010

Daily Digest

Trend We Like: Statement Collars

We’re all over this season’s ladylike chic trend like a rash.

No longer overlooked, it’s now fully on-trend, adding some romanticism to your wardrobe.  This should please the girly girly dressers amongst you.

As usual, this trend has trickled down from the catwalk to celebs and onward to the high street.

Chloe’s autumn winter 2010 collection was full of girls bows, ruffles and sparkles and the embellished collars at Alberta Ferretti to high neck collars at Miu Miu firmly confirmed to us that the detail is in the collar.

Actress Carey Mulligan was one of the first to rock this trend  at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, with her Peter Pan collared dress by French designer Azzaro (pictured).

So taken with it, or perhaps it was the Alberta Ferretti embellished collars,  that Awear followed suit, with this delicate pearl collar Bella blouse (€35, £30) in grey, which also comes in powder blue.

Team it with Autumn knits for a romantic weekend look, or wear on its own with a pencil skirt to the office  – both Marks and Spencers and Asos have great selections of pencil skirts at the moment.

If you’re not one for embellishment and fancy a smart Peter Pan collar, this Pinpoint Oxford Round Collar Short Sleeve Button-Up Shirt by American Apparel (€46) will sort you out. I’m the proud owner of the Jade one pictured below (it also comes in grey) and it works both buttoned up and open collared for a conservative office look .

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Oxford Round Collar Short Sleeve Button-Up Shirt by American Apparel (€46)

Images: Awear, Getty

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11 Responses to “Trend We Like: Statement Collars”

  1. Miriam Says:

    And to think I almost gave my three stunning lace collars away for lack of use !! Thanks Anne Marie, will stick them on – if you think they are within the trend ??

  2. Annemarie Says:

    Yes Miriam, Lace is very much in this season too (and eternally “in” according to Dolce & Gabbana”), so go for it!

  3. Linda Cullen Says:

    I can’t find this blouse anywhere on the Awear site, it’s absolutely gorgeous does anyone know when it’s available to buy?

  4. Annemarie Says:

    Hi Linda, I should’ve mentioned that in the article! as it’s new autumn winter stock it won’t be on until end of next week or the following week .

  5. Linda Says:

    Thanks so much for letting me know, I’ll be keeping an eye out for it’s arrival it really is gorgeous!

  6. Annemarie Says:

    Redress are running a course in collars – CURIOUS COLLARS
    The 8 week textile course that will take you through a range of different skills from embellishment & embroidery to pattern drafting culminating in the creation of a unique collar. Instruction by: Sinead Kane / Jane Kelleher Designer Makers
    Duration: 8-weeks, beginning Tuesday 12th October / / Re-dress HQ Dublin. Cost : €150

  7. Louisa Says:

    Thanks for bringing that course to our attention Anne Marie, they also do loads of other cool ones! My attention was also drawn to ‘French Knickers & Cocktails’! Irresistible!


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