I love Peter Pan collars as much as you do, but there’s no way on earth they can continue to thrive past September. It’s come to the point where, when I performed a search for “medic” collar and then for “cossack collar,” some version of the Peter Pan–whether pointed (which isn’t a true Peter Pan) or rounded–came up.
It’s all too much. I crave the next thing. What do you think it will be? Here are some of my wishes.
1. The Sailor Collar: Just adorable enough to serve as Methanone for our Peter Pan addiction. I wouldn’t want to wear one everyday, and think I’d get sick of them after three months, but the Sailor would make the perfect throw-away trend:
2. Cowl Neck: A deeper and softer twist on the turtleneck. When made well, a cowl neck is a little like jewelry built into a piece:
Clockwise from left: Lauren Ralph Lauren Dress Cowl Neck Evening, $112.50; Free People: We the Free Malibu Cowl, $29.95; Topshop: Tie Dye Cowl Neck Dress by W, $68; Asos.com: Dagmar Lace Knit Cowl Neck Tank, $81.46.
3. Cascade or Jabot collar: Romantic ruffle layers drip from the center front of the neckline. Less avant garde and more wearable than the Pierrot collar, which would really be the next “in” thing if I had my way…
Clockwise from left: Forever 21: Cascading Ruffle Trimmed Shirt, $17.80; LiZi Creamy Butterfly Lace Top, $59.95; Polka Dotted Cascading Flounce Cotton Blouse with Puff Sleeves, $13.50; Levi’s Shirtdress with Jabot, £ 80.00.
What kind of collar would you like to see next?