Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pop Your Collar

The Collar Neck Wear Trend

The gold Cleopatra collar necklace has become a phenomena in the accessories department over the past two years, and from it stemmed a whole new genre of jewellery. Models to celebrities and bloggers alike, we have seen collar and bib necklaces in every shape, colour and style. W
ith so many options available, it is the easiest way to add instant glamour and flair to any outfit. This trend continues to thrive even as the seasons change. Here some statement making neck pieces, budget and designer, to introduce to your Fall wardrobe. 


1. Dannijo 'Hilde' crystal covered Peter Pan collar in shades of bronze, pewter & gold. $745

2. Silver tribal styled geometric cut-out piece by £14

3. 'Lyn' metal necklace with tiered leaf design. Aldo, $25

4. Crystal tipped collar in rose gold from Asos. $25.55

5. Fully sequined gilded Peter Pan collar from Topshop. £14

6. Belle Noel gold plated multi-strand and beaded collar necklace. $190 from

7. Gold tone Cleopatra neck collar from International Concepts, via $30

8. Rounded multi-chain and draped collar necklace from $20.44

9. Orlay Genger by Jaclyn Mayer statement neck piece, hand crafted in twisted velvet rope, suede and black metal chain. $336 online via

10. Spiked rhinestone encrusted collar from $148

11. Stainless steel 'Polli' collar in a delicate Danish lace and velvet ribbon design. £84 from

12. Sparkly crystal Peter Pan collar perfect for a glam night out from £17

Celebrity Inspired Metallic Collars

Troian Bellisario, Abbie Cornish & Kendall Jenner wear embellished collars for a glittering evening look, while Jessica Alba & Cobie Smulders keep things simply elite with gold and silver toned Cleopatra collars. Leighton Meester goes tribal with mosaics, Alicia Keys points to a bold angular style & Holland Roden pretties her look with a crystal Dannijo Peter Pan collar.


1. Blue and green gemstone studded crystal bees necklace from Zara. $30
2. Prettily painted enamel plate bib with turquoise hanging beads. Noir Hacienda via $210
3. A dazzling prismatic neck adornment by Dannijo. This Swarovski covered 'Galapagos' collar is priced at $995.
4. Multi-coloured tribal inspired Shiko necklace from Fiona Paxton's 'African Sushi' collection. $338 online via
5. 'Grace' silver linked chain, embellished with neon stones, $300 from
6. Luminous layered yellow 'Mulholl and Drive' necklace by Kate Spade. $278 via
7. Inspired by the more expensive Dannijo design, this vividly coloured crystal beaded collar is by Boho for $11.99, available from
8. 'Princess Pink' & yellow bib that stuns with gleaming neon stones. $85 from
9. 'Sunset Chandelier' neckpiece in varying shades of orange. $28 from 
10. Ropes and coloured red stones add drama to this striking Zara collar. $30
11. Geometric mosaic neck piece in contrasting jewel tones. $35.95 from Modtoast.
12. A colourful floral bouquet is set upon this enamel 'Darling Buds' bib from Asos. $51 

Celebrity Inspired Colourful Collars

Olivia Palermo's multi-hued bejewelled bib makes a eye-catching style statement. Carly Rae Jepson, Lily Collins and Indian beauty Lisa Ray accessorize their outfits with vivid neon neck pieces. Sophia Bush and Emma Stone add a coil of turquoise around their necks and supermodel Anja Rubik takes the trend up a notch with a diamond and emerald Chopard collar. Miroslava Duma adds even more colour to her printed look with a tiered Dannijo bib necklace.

Have you tried out the collar trend yet? Which do you prefer, the metallics or brights?


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