current love: vintage collars

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1. The Vintage Lace Collar in Snow White, 2. 20s-30s Detachable Bib Collar, 3. Vintage Lace, Crochet, tatting, detachable White Collar, 4. Vintage 1940's La Dear Detachable Dress Collar, White with Navy Polka Dots, 5. Vintage 1968 Simplicity Pattern

I love the idea of detachable collars. Why did they ever stop making them anyway? If I could actually sew, I might actually attempt to make that mod dress with the 4 detachable collars (last image). How fun would that be? It would be like having 4, well actually 5, different dresses just by changing the collars around. That's the kind of versatility that I like. So since I'm hopeless with a sewing machine, I spent more time browsing the already-made vintage collars in Etsy instead. See the collar in the 3rd photo? That one is going to be mine! Can't wait to get it in the mail.

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32 little notes:

Jess said...

Love them! Such a cute and quirky idea.

Jess
www.thevelvetbow.tumblr.com

zuzana said...

it's a great idea how to change the look of your dress! I love the third one, so pretty! I definitely can imagine wearing that one ;)

http://saladofmylife.blogspot.com

Electro Geisha said...

these are wonderful :) this reminded me of Carrie @ wishwishwish...

Fee-AMore said...

I love the idea of detachable collars too! It's just wonderful. Can't wait to see the lovely one you got!

Jonna said...

I love the idea of detachable collars too! Collar can change the look of your dress/shirt so much :) I actually sewed a shirt dress, the collar isn't detachable but I can wear it in many different ways. Bow, neck tie or just stripes hanging.. :D

Sher said...

I know what you mean, I adore vintage collars too! The one you picked is so gorgeous:)

xx

Lady Grey said...

Very sweet! You could add one of these vintage collars to any old shirt and completely transform it : )

A. said...

If wishes were collars, I'd have a dozen Peter Pan ones and an Edwardian confection. Great post, I never knew about detachable collars except for men.

A from A + B in the Sea

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

That polka dot one is way cute!

YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

Those are so pretty interesting collars, I think I favorited the polka dot one on etsy. Ive made one of my own recently being inspired by the shape of the new Miu Miu spring 10 collection, you should come check it out on my blog.

xo

-Izzy

Luchie said...

aww that's so pretty, I love the polka collar :D

Cara said...

these are GREAT! I would totally wear them!

The Childlike empress said...

cute cute cute....i keep buying tins with lovely lace collars, your right if i just had one that went on every outfit it would be far handier....

Anonymous said...

Those are super cute! You should learn how to sew and bring them back :)!!

-Jodi @ http://alexisbittarretail.wordpress.com

laura may said...

I love that bib/collar look. So sweet! Thanks for the comment on my blog, I can't wait to get it in the mail!

lm.x

Lulu Peddar said...

Brilliant idea, I love blouses with ruffles and quirky collars and this would provide me with hours of different combinations sigh!

Love your blog, though I may have said that already!

http://thepeddarchronicles.blogspot.com/

Maria Confer said...

I love detachable collars and I'm always making peter pan and sailor collars for myself!

Lulu Letty

Liz said...

What a lovely effect!

tywo said...

I love them.
Very cute.



LOVE!

Jen said...

Yes! These are just gorgeous. Such an easy way to add a vintage feel to any outfit.

tabitha said...

thats a pretty clever idea, because then u can wear your dress with or without a collar and you can alternate collars as well. maybe we shld bring them back

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

ohh, these are so pretty! i have my eye on one from UO that i saw in their catalog recently. and i'm hopeless with a sewing machine too, but trying to get better :)

Emma Jade said...

that first one is beyond perfection!
xxx

Emily said...

Gosh, I love vintage collars. I've been on the look-out for one for ages while thrifting. For some silly reason I seem to be too lazy to search Etsy. I know, I know, it doesn't make any sense at all. More energy is expended while physically thrifting than would be if I were browsing Etsy while sitting in comfy chair with my laptop ;)

The collar you bought is lovely! I can't wait to see what you wear it with :)

Soné said...

Thanks for the lovely post! Always so nice to see your comments on my wall!

xx0x0x0

Gracie said...

They are really lovely. I adore the 4th collar. That is gorgeous! I want to be able to sew as well because it would be a wonderful skill to have.

By the way I adore your new etsy pieces. And a photo print with the jewellery is such a sweet idea. x

Ginger said...

Love these... I loved one of my grandmother's so much, and I never saw her wear it, so a few years ago, I politely asked if I could have it. (Of course, she said yes. Can Mamaw's ever say no?) It's pretty intricate with pearls and such, so I usually just wear with a tee, but I never thought of wearing it with a bear neck and shoulders. What a beautifull idea with a strapless dress this summer!

Bril!

Missa said...

I actually love the idea of wearing one against bare skin like a necklace as in the first photo!

Miss Madeline said...

I really love vintage detachable collars, i have two myself!

Busy Bee Lauren said...

Oh my gosh. They are so cute!

BetaBoutique said...

oh, i love collars so much as well!
they can really dress up any outfit and make you look more delicate and feminine.

my favorite collar is the one i made out of white faux fur for contest and embellished with pink swarovski crystals - you can see it here :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18164776@N07/4497311062/in/set-72157609346434532/

www.BetaBoutique.etsy.com

babalisme said...

I love them too! And to think that they're detachable!