Back in early March, we noticed several Paris Fashion Week showgoers sporting all sorts of feminine neckwear — from ruffles poking out of blazers to a number of embroidered bib collars. These statement-making chest details were poised to become all the rage come spring. Then a global pandemic struck and the promise of added frills faded as stay-at-home orders lasted well into May. However, one scroll through Instagram reveals how, apparently, this desire for delicate, doll-like tops and Victorian lace is still alive.
The exaggerated collar trend has translated as of late into mirror selfies featuring either standalone pieces (like Ruth Bader Ginsburg-inspired dissent collar that sits atop a simple crewneck sweater like a necklace) or a statement trim that's part of a billowy, cotton-poplin blouse. If you want to try your hand at this easy-to-pull-off street style trend, we've found some of the best big-collared tops and individual collars on the market right now. Stock up on them all below and don't be surprised if a sudden urge to collect antique glassware accompanies your purchase.
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