hot under the collar

The Peter Pan collar is a cool new trend that can be seen on dresses, blouses and tops. The distinctive cut of this type of collar can make a look; demure and sweet but cool and edgy at the same time. As well as choosing dresses complete with a Peter Pan collar, you can also buy detachable ones and customise dresses and tops you already own – giving them a bit of an on-trend jazzing up!

I’ve found a selection of pieces that would make for perfect bridesmaids’ wear; The Peter Pan Dress is made of floaty chiffon, with the black collar and cuffs making a edgy and stark contrast to the soft cream dress material. The Vintage Fabric Shift Dress and the Polka Dot Trim Dress have a fun, sixties inspired flare to them, with the collars adding a cute touch and contrast to the bold colours and fabric prints. The Caroline Blouse would look fantastic tucked into a high waisted full-skirt, such as the Vintage Inspired Mesh Netted Skirt or the Silk Satin Irena Skirt. The Italian Tweed Coat Dress, in a gorgeous rich coral would be the perfect way to incorperate the trend for a chilly winter wedding. Finally, though not strictly Peter Pan ‘collared’, there is no doubt that the Evelyn Black Necklace Dress looks like it has been inspired by the trend – I love it and you know how I feel about bridesmaids in black!

Nauticoco have a great range of detachable Peter Pan style collars, my favourite is the Hepburn Silk Add On Collar, that is embellished with beautiful little pearls. The Aviary’s, Darling Charlotte Detachable Collar is also a lovely option and comes with a quirky vintage-inspired brooch. Adding these Peter Pan collars to simple, stylishly cut dresses would look amazing, try with; the Chelsea Dress or the Minnie Dress. The collars could be kept and used again and again to update other pieces in your maid’s wardrobes, after the wedding.

On my hunt I also found a beautiful and traditional-style offering of Peter Pan collar dresses, for little bridesmaids and flower girls by Otilly Clothing and Minty Hen.

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