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XXL Collars Are Your New-Season Styling Trick

Way back at Resort 2020, Virginie Viard, in her first ready-to-wear Chanel show since Karl Lagerfeld’s death, sent a model down the catwalk in the perfect outfit. A black balloon-sleeved blouse tucked into leather tapered calf-skimming shorts might not sound like much but by supersizing the contrasting white collar, the designer kickstarted our favourite micro trend of recent years. Since then, the giant collar has cropped up everywhere from Miu Miu and Comme des Garçons to Urban Outfitters and Zara. Meanwhile Copenhagen Fashion Week favourite Ganni has grown its cult following for its cotton poplin blouses and denim dresses with XXL collars, loved by the likes of Tamu McPherson and Lotta Lavanti.

A prominent collar is nothing new, of course. Sitting somewhere between dog ear, Peter Pan and sailor-style necklines, it’s very pilgrim-esque (see Gucci’s magical AW20 show), a little bit Victoriana and yet feels so right for 2021. Why? We’ve embraced a chaste femininity over the past few years, from long hemlines and high necks on prairie dresses to the chintzy florals of vintage Liberty London and Laura Ashley, further fuelled by last summer’s cottagecore trend. It makes sense that we’d become hooked on a playful extension of this sweeping aesthetic.

The beauty of a big collar is that you needn’t go all-out vintage (despite unearthing some of our favourite pieces on Etsy and at Beyond Retro). Wear your best knitwear over the top, tuck it into bleached denim, pile on the necklaces and button it over a rollneck when it’s a bit nippy. It’s a minimum-effort, maximum-gain look for those endless Zoom calls.

Click through to see the best blouses and dresses with enormous collars to shop now.

Arket Frill Collar Poplin Shirt, $, available at Arket


Levi’s® x GANNI Western Dress, £275, available at Levi’s


Zara Shirt With Embroidered Collar, $, available at Zara


Àcheval Pampa Ocampo Lace-trimmed Linen Blouse, $, available at Net-A-Porter


& Other Stories Ruffled Collar Cotton Denim Shirt, $, available at & Other Stories


Vero Moda Curve Puff Sleeve Blouse with Collar Detail in White, $, available at ASOS


JustVintageShop Vintage 1990s Yellow Pleated Beaded Big Collar Blouse, $, available at Etsy


Shrimps Amelia Heart-print Collared Silk-crepe Blouse, $, available at MatchesFashion


Mango Double Baby-collar Shirt, $, available at Mango


Arket Wide-Collar Blouse, $, available at Arket


Self Portrait Chelsea-collar Lace-insert Poplin Shirt, $, available at MatchesFashion


asecondheart Vintage White Blouse with Embroidered Collar, $, available at Etsy


Glamorous Curve Trim Blouse With Long Sleeves, $, available at Zalando


Whistles Lace Collared Cotton Blouse, $, available at Whistles


& Other Stories Ruffled Collar Cotton Denim Shirt, $, available at & Other Stories


Rejina Pyo Faye Ruffled Pleated Cotton Midi Dress, $, available at Net-A-Porter


Vintaholic Vintage 80s Luxe Nautical Collar Haute Boheme Blouse, $, available at asos marketplace


Chalsie Joan Joan Blouse, $, available at Chalsie Joan


Vero Moda Curve Collar Blouse, $, available at Zalando


Zara Striped Platter Collar Top, $, available at Zara


& Other Stories Statement Collar Knit Cardigan, $, available at & Other Stories


Sea Charlie Ruffled-collar Cotton-poplin Blouse, $, available at MatchesFashion


Cesea White Frilly Large Blouse, $, available at Etsy

Mango Double Baby-Collar Shirt, $, available at Mango


Sea Leslie Peter Pan-collar Cotton-poplin Blouse, $, available at MatchesFashion


& Other Stories Embroidered Statement Collar Knit Cardigan, $, available at & Other Stories


Glamorous Curve Oversize Collar Blouse, $, available at Zalando


VINTAGE MAGASINET Vintage Embroidered Collar Blouse, $, available at asos marketplace


Zara Blouse With Matching Collar Detail, $, available at Zara


Credit: Original article published here.

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