Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Collar Me Beautiful

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Collar Me Beautiful

Article excerpt

Byline: Karen Dacre

THE SCUBA So named because of its similarities with the collar on a wetsuit, the scuba collar is the poloneck's cooler, edgier cousin. A micro-trend with staying power, the collar is in favour with Belgian label Peter Pilotto, which finished neoprene jackets and dresses with the style ahead of its spring/summer show. It's also a regular fixture in Stella McCartney's collections. Best avoided if you're well-endowed in the breast department, the scuba neck lends a dramatic finish to most looks. Dabble in the trend at Topshop, which has a technicoloured range of scuba collared dresses in store this season. [pounds sterling]685, Peter Pilotto, Net-a-Porter.com THE BIB Bibbed dresses are not as scary as they sound but you'll have to shop around for one that doesn't leave you looking like a wayward sailor. As a rule, avoid bib details in contrasting shades: they'll make you look as if you're seven years old (and not in a good way). Cos is a master at the grown-up bib collar -- because it understands drapery like no other store on the high street. Should getting your hands on a more luxurious bib be your aim, try Alexander McQueen, which has a number of beautiful shirts in the style. Remember, though, this isn't a look for every season. [pounds sterling]115, COS, cosstores.com THE NEW MARLBOROUGH A quick browse of men's shirt patterns suggests that this oversized curved shirt collar bears close resemblance to the Marlborough -- a style which resonates with those favoured in the Forties and Fifties. Today the collar is a favourite with designers who rely on its oversized quality to add punch to dresses and jackets and shirts. French label Carven -- a go-to label for collar lovers -- has gone all out on the shape for spring. Look for a vibrantly coloured shirt with the collar shape to add spice to every day knitwear. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.