A Peter Pan Collar is a specific type of shirt collar, usually found on women’s and girl’s clothing. The collar evokes a sense of innocence, and the simple design appeals to Ladies of all ages.
|Elle Fanning for Marie Claire|
Top, $550, Peter Pan Collar, $490, Louis Vuitton; G, $40, Carolina Amato.
The name of the collar is a reference to Peter Pan, a fictional character who lives in Neverland, written by J.M. Barrie in the early 1900s. I'm sure you all know the tale, but for those of you who don't: It is a fairytale about a little boy who never grows up, and the Peter Pan collar is intended to evoke the same fairytale sense of eternal youthfulness.
Several things distinguish a Peter Pan collar from other types of shirt collars:
- The edges of a Peter Pan collar are Rounded.
- The edges of the rounds may meet or overlap, or there may be a gap between them.
- The collar is typically small and unobtrusive, however, presently it ranges in size and fabrications and may (or may not) have embellishments.
- Usually, a shirt or dress with a Peter Pan collar is considered modest, since the collar hugs the neck, not leaving room for display of décolletage or cleavage.
|Triple Peter Pan Collar|
Detachable Leather Collar from ASOS ($26.90)
|Louis Vuitton Peter Pan Necklace Fall 2011|
|Sequence Peter Pan collar by Gemma Lister|
|Embellished Peter Pan Collar Necklace|