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12 XXL collars to wear over every outfit this spring


by Erin Lindsay
18th Feb 2020
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We love a trend that is pretty as it is versatile, and the micro-trend madness of oversized collars is exactly what we want to try for spring


When you talk excitedly about a new shirt or dress, the collar may seem like the most uninteresting part of such a piece. But not so for SS20 — oversized, Peter Pan-style collars are everywhere for the upcoming spring season, and due to their versatility, everyone is hopping on the bandwagon.

From Ganni’s crisp white collars to Miu Miu’s Granny-chic blouses, and ASOS and Zara’s poplin dreams in a rainbow of colours, the humble collar has found its calling as a decorative detail on almost every outfit in your wardrobe. The beauty of an oversized, detailed collar is its ease of wear — over a simple jumper with jeans and runners to give the subtlest nod to style, or as an adornment on an otherwise plain dress to transform it into a showstopper. Simply flip it over your shirt’s hem and leave for the day.

To keep this trend from looking too clown costume-y, keep the rest of your look sleek and pared back. A frilly white collared shirt works beautifully with blue jeans and ankle boots, or over a black leather dress and runners. Stay away from loud prints and OTT patterns for the moment — just until you’ve honed the XL collar look.

If you need some inspiration, here are the 12 high street iterations we’ve added to our wishlist.

IMAGE loves…

Sister Jane midi shirt dress with vintage bib collar in cotton, €117.51 available from ASOS

 

Contrasting ribbed sweater, €29.95 from Zara

 

Object broderie detail denim shirt with oversized collar in blue, €76.04 available from ASOS

 

Ganni Ruffled-collar striped cotton-poplin blouse, €185 available from Matches Fashion

 

Combined poplin blouse, €39.95 from Zara

 

Object shirt with oversized embroidered collar in white, €52.54 available from ASOS

 

Renli Su Oversized-collar flared-cuff silk and linen-blend blouse, €560 available from Selfridges

 

Vintage Supply oversized sweatshirt with frill collar, €58.07 available from ASOS

 

Contrast poplin top, €17.95 from Zara

 

Knit sweater with crochet collar, €30 from Monki

 

Embroidered Poplin Blouse, €69 from Arket

 

Sea Zippy Lace Collar Sweater, €339.63 available from ShopBop

Featured image: Via Instagram — @luciazolea, @sara_waiste, @nelliediamond, @clairewakeman


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