Trend: Peter Pan Collars

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With the introduction of our retro girl Molly we have gone Peter Pan collar crazy. The trend that derived from the 1900’s has come back around in a fun and girly way and we love the addition it makes to a neckline.

The look is girly and sophisticated – you almost feel like you need to jump on a plane and head straight to Paris whenever you wear this look! What’s different about the Peter Pan collar? Well, it’s flat and rounded and became popular after the American stage actress Maude Adams wore such a collar in her costume when she played the role of Peter Pan in 1905! How cute?!

Now girls are wearing this look in modern new ways, (see the street photos below) and it’s pretty contagious. Today I played around with some looks and how I would incorporate this look into my style.

Look one: make it look less serious by teaming it with high waisted denim shorts, colourful hat, quirky glasses and brogues to add a cool edge.

Items: High Waisted Seamed Chloe Short, Peter Pan Lace Top, Brogues

On the streets – ladies keep it classic but add a fun element like round glasses or a printed skirt like Alexa Chung

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Look two: a more classic look with a pop of red in the accessory to give it a flirtatious feel

Items: Peter Pan Drapey Jersey Top, Molly Jacqard High Waist Circle Skirt, Sandals coming soon

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Maude Adams in Peter Pan 1905

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Comments

allison -February 29, 2012, 3:53PM

love peter pan collars! i made a DIY Embellished Peter Pan Collar a couple months ago and featured it on my blog here: http://absurdlypeculiar.blogspot.com/2011/11/diy-peter-pan-embellished-detachable.html

Emily -February 29, 2012, 5:34PM

Hey ALlison, thanks for sharing!

Lucy -February 29, 2012, 9:51PM

I love the Peter pan collar! It’s so chic and yes I feel European whenever I wear them :)

Anonymous -March 1, 2012, 10:49AM

Thank you so much for sharing! I have definitely noticed this trend recently. I just started my blog after reading this blog for months and I would love for you to read it :) heytherecalifornia.wordpress.com

Ro -April 20, 2012, 2:38PM

I fear I have become a little obsessed with Peter Pan collars of late. I have barely take this off since it arrived in store (thank goodness for staff discount!).

http://www.theshirtcompany.com/Spring-Summer-2012/c1/p120/Triple-Layer-Peter-Pan-Collar-Jersey-Shirt/product_info.html

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