Whether you’re wearing a fancy party dress or a boyish blazer, a cute rounded collar is a surefire way to sweeten up your style.
A peter pan collar is usually flat with rounded edges on the tips of the collar. They can be high, low and vary in width as seen in the examples below. You’ll find peter pan collars on blouses, shirts, knitwear, dresses, jackets and coats. They are classic so we see them every year. But every so often, classic looks become “on trend” so we’ll also see peter pan collars make fashion statements over the next few seasons.
Your favorite Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities are sporting it. They are adorable and even making their presence felt on the runways, across the world. We’re talking about the Peter Pan collar syndrome! Named after the collar of the costume worn by Hollywood actress Maude Adams in her role as Peter Pan, way back in 1905, it first got associated as a fashion accessory on little girls’ dresses, but was eventually incorporated and accepted as fashionable women’s wear. This year, this baby doll style neckline is making a return on the fashion circuit because of its versatility.
Even fashionista Victoria Beckham flirted with the sharp, pointed style of Peter Pan collars in her own line in the Autumn/Winter 2012 catwalk collection.
You can sport a Peter Pan collar on your dresses, tops or blouses — it is feminine sophistication at its peak. Available in solid colors, lace, beads, sequins, pearls or metal, you can wear them as prim or oversize collars — the options are innumerable. And if that’s not convincing enough, you can also buy these dapper collars as detachable accessories. Can you imagine how many boring blouses and dresses you can transform, by simply adding this wonder accessory?
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