While the menswear trend is on the rise, with Janelle Monae as a connoisseur of the look, unconventional collars are standouts on their own. Though collared shirts have been on the fashion radar for quite a while now, this season the collar trend is emerging in a new way with embellished and bejeweled collars to be worn on their own. In a way, the collar has become an accessory in itself.
Alexa Chung has long embraced the collared shirt and collared dress look in its more collegiate realm, while Chloe Sevigny often opts for a more menswear style. Now, more than ever, the collared look is being exaggerated—from Peter Pan style collars to cutout collars. Clearly, we’ve moved beyond menswear and preppy attire. In a strange way, collars add an element of elegance to any look, even if you’re simply going out to a concert. Sleeveless chiffon collared shirts were seen just about everywhere this summer and as summer ends the trend continues to shape shift.
As per usual, Nasty Gal Vintage offers interesting takes on the collared trend with the Something Else Cutout Collar Dress and the Wendy Babydoll Dress in Cobalt. Both dresses would be perfect for a family holiday dinner or even a New Year’s rager. Comparatively, on a more traditional, but still stylized level, Urban Outfitters offers the Pins and Needles Chiffon Tie Blouse, which can be dressed up or down.
The collared trend will never go out of style as it’s such a fashion staple, constantly subject to change and yet still classic—guaranteed to make you look just a little more legit, if nothing else.