Different Types Of Collars With Names:
What Is Collar?
A collar is the part of a dress that closes around your neck securely. It can be attached to a shirt, coat, blouse, etc. There are different styles of collars based on 3 basic types of collars.
There is a neckline on which the collar stands, know the types of necklines for your collars, once you know about the collars.
The Classification Of Types Of Collars:
The classification of collars is majorly based on the utilization of the collar stand, a part of collar. Which we’ll understand once we look into the parts of collars.
A collar is either permanently attached to the main body of the dress or it can be detachable. Let’s get into different types of collars with names.
Parts Of A Collar:
Here’s the anatomy of the collar which includes: a band, points, spread, stand and collar stiffeners, etc. The variations in the parts of a collar make different types of collars.
- The band is a strip of fabric that makes the collar stand perpendicular to the body of the garment. The outer collar is attached to the band.
- Collar stiffeners inserted into the band to make the bandstand.
- Points are the corners of a collar, sometimes buttoned down or left free to hang.
- Spread is the distance between the points of a shirt collar.
- The neckline edge is the side of the collar that is stitched to the neckline of the garment.
- The collar edge the outer edge or design of the collar.
- Collar stand (band) is the height at which the collar rolls over itself.
- Roll line is the fold-over at the collar stand.
Different Types Of Collars In Garments:
Basically, there are 3 collars types based on the position and size of the band. The 3 types of collars are the stand collar, flat collar, and the roll collar.
The standing collars fit up to around the neck with a stiff standing band, not lying on the shoulders.
This type stands around the neck and then folds or rolls over.
3. Flat or falling:
These lie flat on the shoulders, unlike standing collars. There are different types of flat collars such as shawl collars, peter pan collars, etc.
Here are a few collar styles or shirt collar styles to start with based on 3 different types of collars in garments. The styles are usually a single type or a mix of 2 or more types of collars.
1. Straight Collars:
These are the basic shirt collar. A straight collar is the most used formal type of collar.
2. Peter Pan Collars:
These are round-edge collars. Mostly used for semi-formal occasions. The collar sits atop in the button-down blouses.
3. Detachable Collars:
These are detachable, not permanent collars to the body of the garment by stitching. Detachable collars are available separately to use them on different garments. These are a type of neck collar fashion in different collar styles with vivid colors to give a boost to your overall look.
4. Turtleneck Collars:
These are high round neck collars that sit around the neck. And are typically turned down or scrunched under the neck.
5. Sailor Collars:
The sailor collar is quite an in fashion for their double square panel and middle V-neck appeal.
6. Puritan Collar
A Puritan collar is a wide collar extending to the shoulders with squared corners at center front and out edges.
7. Mandarin Collars:
These are Chinese-inspired collars and they are known for their standing charm. The front of the mandarin collar might be squared or curved in shape giving the shirt a close and structured fitting.
The mandarin collar is the most used among the types of collars on dresses. Here’s a women shirt dress with mandarin collar.
8. Rolled Collars:
These collars stand upright at the edge of the neck and the rest folding downwards. This is similar to rolling the collar line and hence the name rolled collar.
9. Flat Collars:
These collars fall flat on the dress around the neckline and are plain in their look. There will be no collar stand, hence they fall on to the shoulders. You can play around accessorizing or using a statement neckpiece.
Here’s another women shirt dress with a flat collar.
10. Chelsea Collar:
A Chelsea collar is a type of flat collar with a low ‘V’ shaped neckline and a straight collar set into it, the collar meeting at the front.
11. Johnny Collar
A small round or pointed dress collar that has a front split and that fits close to the neck.
12. Winged Collar
A high stiff shirt collar with turned-down corners.
13. Revere Collar Or Cuban Collar
The classic Cuban collar shirt features an open, notch lapel-like collar, short sleeves, and a straight, boxy hem. It has a similar silhouette to retro bowling shirts and touristy Hawaiian shirts but with a bit more class.
14. Ruffle Collar
A ruff is an item of clothing in Western, Central, and Northern Europe from the mid-sixteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. The round and flat variation is often called a millstone collar after its resemblance to that object.
15. Bertha Collars:
These are a large round and flat shape collar around the low v-neck cut. They give a sophisticated on gowns and can game up your everyday casual-formal.
16. Jabot Collars:
Jabot collars are made with lace or other fabric. These are ruffles falling over the breast from the neck. They are also available in a lot of detached forms.
17. Cascade Collar
A cascade collar has a circular-cut ruffle attached to the neckline at the center front of the garment.
18. Bib Collar:
This is a false collar that can be stitched into the low-cut front of a garment. It can be detachable or permanent.
Finally, the collars types and collar styles add to the look of the garment making the upper body of the dress more fashionable and hence the types of collars in brief.
I hope this helps you to choose your collar type and stitch the next style.