Ruffled collar shirts are taking over SS20 – and Instagram loves them

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Forget Heathcliff and Darcy, there’s a new period love interest in town. Introducing the romantic collars that have won over our hearts (and our wardrobes). 

Do you live in a uniform of white t-shirts and black jumpers? There will always be space in your wardrobes for fail-safe basics, but this season we’ve been inspired to put the fun back into dressing and experiment with our tops. First we fell in love with exaggerated puff sleeves, now there’s another particular detail that’s stealing the limelight: lace-trimmed collars. 

Bringing all our Little Women-based fashion fantasies to life, the style offers serious costume drama appeal, but translates into our everyday wardrobes without looking like we’re en route to a drama class. The Chanel Cruise 2020 show put exaggerated collars in the spotlight,  and we’ve seen Instagram’s most stylish influencers, such as stylist Pernille Teisbaek incorporating oversized frilly collars into their look. 

Ganni’s spring collection further solidified the Copenhagen brands adoration for the whimsical detail, as the show was rife with frilly shirts layered over leather dresses, teamed over crisp shirts and paired with oversized striped blazers. 

Pernille brings the vintage look straight into 2020 by ditching the lace and opting for the sharper collar. She pairs it with slouchy leather trousers and Bottega Veneta mules, and voila: perfection. To be honest, if Chanel has given this trend the stamp of approval, then we see this micro trend becoming mega this year. So how to incorporate it into our own wardrobes?

The way to wear it – without looking like you’re in fancy dress – is by keeping the rest of your look polished and fuss-free. Think tapered jeans, white ankle boots and an oversized blazer hanging from your shoulders. 

From white cotton styles that offer all the romance of a costume drama love interest to shirting-inspired styles that you can take straight into office, these are the best ruffled collar shirts to shop now. 

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