Choosing the right collar for your dress design is very important as it defines your looks and style. There are some people who hardly bother to give any importance on the collar of the dress, but believe it or not, it can either make or spoil your dress and your entire look.
There are many types of collars that one can choose from you only need to make the right choice with a little help from your designer.
Peter Pan collar
A Peter Pan collar is a flat, round-cornered clothing collar. It is named after the collar of the costume worn in 1905 by actress Maude Adams in her role as Peter Pan. Since then, it has become a women’s fashion item many years. Even for ladies who do not like this type of collar, they must have worn a dress with Peter Pan collar when they were little girls.
Shirt collar is mostly used in button down blouses. This is a type of women collar that can have one or two pieces. A one piece collar folds down over the stand. And a two pieces collar are the ones the collar stand are cut separately and are then joined together to form a collar stand.
Mandarin Collars or Chinese Collars:
Mandarin collars are types of stand collars. As the name implies, this kind of collar are also found on Chinese attires. The collar stands upright around the neck. The center front edges of the mandarin collar may be squared or curved as the collar is seamed with a slight curve to give it a close fitting. These collars are famous from the Cheongsam dresses.
A shawl collar is a combination of the lapel and the top of the collar that gives it that rolled image. It is a type of rolled collar that has a stand and a deep V-neck. This type of collar neckline can be found on women blouses or jackets.
Rolled collars are collars that stand upright at the edge of the neck and the rest of the collar folds downwards. The line that divides the collar stand and fall is referred to as the roll line, hence the name rolled collar.
A stand collar looks the same as mandarin collar. This style of collar stands upright from the neckline. The collar band that is used to make it stand can be narrow or wider to make the collar folds back to itself when someone wears it.
A jabot consists of a fabric fall at the throat, supported or attached by a neckband or collar; or simply pinned at the throat. This was a very trendy collar many years ago and one of my favorite. The collar is designed in such a way that the point of the fabric square drape as ruffles.
Detachable collars can come in the form of a shirt collar, round neck or even V-neck. Most of the detachable collars have separate colors from the color of the shirt or blouse you want to wear it with. Some detachable collars use studs to fasten it to a shirt. The choice for the collar is all yours, but remember that certain designs go well with certain collars.