Among the micro-trends spotted during the last Fashion Weeks, the one that has taken over Instagram is anything but “micro”, as a matter of fact, it is quite the opposite: extra-wide Peter Pan collars.
The vintage-looking collars are everywhere we look, the most stylish fashion influencers have already adopted the lace-trimmed or frilly collars that were a must during the Victorian age.
Chanel embellished tweed jackets with romantic – and seriously oversized – collars for its Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Miu Miu added a pop of colour to beautiful black shirts with crisp white collars embellished with dainty flowers embroidered.
Ganni, the brand we talked about in the article It’s time for Copenhagen Fashion Week Again, is another responsible for making Peter Pan wide collars so popular among fashion enthusiasts and the ‘gram crowd. The cool Scandinavian label presented shirts with huge frilly collars not only in its S/S 2020 collection but also in the F/W 2020 runway show, proving that XXL collars are here for the long haul.
How to wear wide Peter Pan collars?
Pair your Victorian-like shirt with a cardigan or blazer, making sure the statement collar is visible over the pullover. And don’t be shy; when it comes to these collars, the bigger the better!
Balance your look
An extra-large frilly collar gives femininity to more masculine looks. You can balance your office outfit and add nowness to your favourite suits thanks to oversized romantic collars layered over the jacket. Dress up your casual sweatshirts with big Peter Pan collars as we saw at Céline or wear wide-collared knitwear like Pernille Teisbaek, paired with simple jeans or shorts.
An excellent trick to achieve a contemporary look with minimal effort and little commitment is to buy just the collar.
The New Yorker brand Sea, for example, has removable collars like the one Leandra M Cohen is wearing. You can wear the beautiful collar not only with the sweater it comes with but also over any t-shirt or round-neck blouse to instantly update your winter-to-spring looks.
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