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The Exaggerated Collar That’s Currently Dominating Our Instagram Feeds

Shop this sea-worthy style accoutrement before it blows up.

sailor collar trend

Switching up a shirt's collar is a delightful way to take a garment from its status as a simple blouse or knit and elevate it to something interesting—a tactic Danish brand Ganni made commonplace over the last few years with its ruffled detachable collars. While said shirting accoutrements range from Peter Pan-style rounded renditions to cape-style flounces, today's obsession lies under the nautical umbrella.

Photo: Riccardo Piazza / Courtesy of Bevza

Modern riffs on sailor collars have made their appearance in collections ranging from Rosie Assoulin to La Ligne, decorating recent runways at Miu Miu and Bevza. The collar in question is characterized by an exaggerated flap that hangs over your back, sometimes extending to hang in front of your chest, as well. Though nautical in nature, this style of collar has been transposed to accommodate everyday wear, adorning quarter zips and simple button-downs. Whether you're into the blouses or their sweater counterpart, we've rounded up 12 iterations for you to add to your wardrobe below.

Sailor Sweater

La Ligne

Benny Wool Sweater

Isabel Marant Étoile

Recycled Knitted Sweater

Paradis Perdus
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