By this point, you’re probably fed up with sequins or anything remotely sparkly. If you’re one of the many suffering from major dress-up fatigue after party season, no worries because it’s all about crisp freshness in 2018, and we’re starting with the OTT Victorian-esque collar. Whether you’re taking your work uniform next level or jazzing up your downtime looks, here are three ways to try out the trend…
WHY YOU NEED AN ADD-ON COLLAR
By Maybelle Morgan, 3 January 2018
For AW17, the crisp white shirt reigned supreme with models at Carolina Herrera taking to the runway in the cleanest button-ups. The twist? Oh-so-prim-and-proper collars fanning out neck-down to the shoulders, with starchy dove-white pussy-bow detailing at the top button. Plush velvety pleated midi skirts and heeled boots nailed the perfect monochrome workwear look to step into the new year in.
Granny chic got the ultimate cool-girl treatment as ASOS Insider Hannah took a simple grey jersey to the next level with a twee white bib with retro polka-dot detailing. When in doubt, go full-on Blair Waldorf, as Hannah demonstrates by finishing her outfit with a black pleated tennis skirt and baker boy hat.
Try it on
Dress up your neck this January, but swap out your average bling for a crisp add-on with a difference. This monochrome collar comes with subtle rippled frill detailing, plus a sleek velvet bow-tie. Add over your fave comfy sweatshirt and finish with a mini skirt, tights (to brave the chill) and chunky heeled boots to up the pretty factor.