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Say Hello To The Latest Fashion Trend, The Big Collar Energy

There’s only one rule—go big or go home

By Gargi Agrawal  February 25th, 2021

The nature of fashion can be *really* funny, to say the least. One moment we saw handbags shrinking in proportions to literally just fit in a lip balm and another we found ourselves pumping volume into our sleeves. Let us introduce you to the newest kid on the fashion block: statement, oversized collars.

The origin of oversized collars goes way back to Royalty. It was first seen on Princess Diana, who was an ardent enthusiast of the little detail. From peter pans, pointed flats, ruffs, sailors, ties to Chelsea collars, Lady Di aced them all. And following her sartorial sensibilities was the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton who imbibed the trend with equal panache.

A little bit pilgrim. A little bit Victorian. But a whole lot of cute. The statement, oversized collars are here to stay. When it comes to the runway and red carpets, fashion influencers and celebrities have veered towards the big collar energy. From luxury fashion houses like Ganni and Chanel to celebs like Tilda Swinton at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, everyone is channelling the energy right about now.

Preparing for weekly Zoom calls with people from different social aspects of your life? Trust these collars to save you from a last-minute fashion hassle.

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Shweta Tripathi

Who said peter pan collars are reserved for contemporary silhouettes? The OTT actress shatters the myth by pairing the classic collar style with a sari.

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Blair Eadie

For an edgy upgrade to above-the-keyboard dressing, make sharp, wing collars your best friend. Our say: layer underneath with a white sweater for a classic yet modish office look.

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Taylor Hage

Chelsea collars have been a cult favourite for decades. And this year, we say it’s time to spruce up the little detail with mini cutouts. Let American fashion influencer Taylor Hage show you how.

Lana Condor

Take cues from Lana Condor and channel your inner queen B (we mean Blair Waldorf). Opt for the sophisticated, satin tie collar for a polished finish.

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Brittany Xavier

If classic, non-experimental looks are your vibe then solid, white Chelsea collars need a place in your closet. The best part? No jewellery is required to add that something ‘extra’ to your outfit.

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Ashley Tisdale

Need something that covers up your décolletage but is yet flattering? Trust collaret collars to do the magic.

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Sanjana Sanghi

Give peter pan collars a refreshing upgrade with abstract prints. Need help? Take the unconventional route with Bollywood’s newcomer Sanjana Sanghi.

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Chiara Ferragni

Love everything OTT? Ditch the normcore for Italian fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni’s take on the oversized collars. Who knew jackets could be so fun?

Photographs: Instagram