Indian Pakistani Designers Best Choice of Collar Styles

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Publishing Second Part of  Visual and Verbal Vocabulary of few basic terms of Indian & Pakistani fashion and styles for women

5.01)  ALBANY COLLAR is a standard turn-down cut-away collar.
ALBANY COLLAR is a standard turn-down cut-away collar.


5.02ASCOT COLLAR is a very tall standing collar with points turned up over the chin, also known as stock collar.
ASCOT COLLAR is a very tall standing collar with points turned up over the chin, also known as stock collar

5.03) BAND (Granddad) COLLAR is narrow strip of fabric that sticks up from a round neck with a small standing band, also known as a Stand-up collar.
BAND (Granddad) COLLAR is narrow strip of fabric that sticks up from a round neck with a small standing band, also known as a Stand-up collar.

5.04BARRYMORE COLLARS:- A turnover shirt collar with long points, also known as a tapered collar
BARRYMORE COLLARS:- A turnover shirt collar with long points, also known as a tapered collar

5.05BERTHA COLLAR is a Flat, wide and deep round strip of lace or sheer fabric draping softly over shoulders. It may be of various sizes in width, worn with a low neckline or circular neckline.
BERTHA COLLAR is a Flat, wide and deep round strip of lace or sheer fabric draping softly over shoulders. It may be of various sizes in width, worn with a low neckline or circular neckline.

5.06BOW COLLAR:- made of a long extensive strip of soft fabric, tied in front in various ways of bow
BOW COLLAR:- made of a long extensive strip of soft fabric, tied in front in various ways of bow

5.07BUTTERFLY COLLAR:- It’s a collar with rounded tips.  Almost nearer to wing collar
BUTTERFLY COLLAR:- It’s a collar with rounded tips.  Almost nearer to wing collar

5.08CAPE COLLAR is like a cape hanging over the shoulders
CAPE COLLAR is like a cape hanging over the shoulders

5.09)  CHELSEA COLLARS:- A long pointed round collar for a low V-neckline, with a stand.
CHELSEA COLLARS:- A long pointed round collar for a low V-neckline, with a stand.

5.10CHOKER COLLARS: - It is a variant of band collar with high band extending towards chin and slightly tight fit. It is also known as a Victorian collar.

CHOKER COLLARS: - It is a variant of band collar with high band extending towards chin and slightly tight fit. It is also known as a Victorian collar.

5.11CLASSIC STRAIGHT POINT COLLAR:- Clearly distinguishable by the small spread between the collar points
CLASSIC STRAIGHT POINT COLLAR:- Clearly distinguishable by the small spread between the collar points

5.12COLLARET COLLAR: - A Piece of pleated or gathered delicate fabric that adorns the neck of a dress
COLLARET COLLAR: - A Piece of pleated or gathered delicate fabric that adorns the neck of a dress

5.13CONVERTIBLE:- designed to be worn with the button on neck. Possible to wear it both way either open or fastened closed.
CONVERTIBLE COLLAR:- designed to be worn with the button on neck. Possible to wear it both way either open or fastened closed.

5.14JABOT COLLAR:- Embellishment made up of one or two pieces of pleated fabric; it is attached at the base of the neck, spread over the chest
JABOT COLLAR:- Embellishment made up of one or two pieces of pleated fabric; it is attached at the base of the neck, spread over the chest

5.15HIGH- NECK COLLAR is a collar that covers all or most of the neck
HIGH- NECK COLLAR is a collar that covers all or most of the neck

5.16MANDARIN COLLAR:- It is a variant of band collar. A small Stand-up with rounded upper points open just meet at front neck, Also known as a Chinese Collar.
MANDARIN COLLAR:- It is a variant of band collar. A small Stand-up with rounded upper points open just meet at front neck, Also known as a Chinese Collar

5.17MEDIC COLLAR:- It is a variant of band collar with small and narrow strip fasting in right side of attire. It is also known as a Ben Casey Collar
MEDIC COLLAR:- It is a variant of band collar with small and narrow strip fasting in right side of attire. It is also known as a Ben Casey Collar

5.18NOTCHED COLLAR:- It is a wing-shaped collar with a triangular notch. We can find it on tunics and blouses.  Also, rounded notched collars appear in many forms of dresses.
NOTCHED COLLAR:- It is a wing-shaped collar with a triangular notch. We can find it on tunics and blouses.  Also, rounded notched collars appear in many forms of dresses

5.19RING COLLAR:- It is a variant of band collar with wider neckline.
RING COLLAR:- It is a variant of band collar with wider neckline.

5.20RUFF COLLAR is a high standing pleated collar made of lace or starched linen.. It is also known as millstone collars.
RUFF COLLAR is a high standing pleated collar made of lace or starched linen.. It is also known as millstone collars

5.21SAILOR COLLAR has square flap in back and long lapels extending over the chest, fastened to V-neck without stand. Out of modesty, the plunging neckline is often covered with a piece of fabric. This style is also called as a Middy collar.
SAILOR COLLAR has square flap in back and long lapels extending over the chest, fastened to V-neck without stand. Out of modesty, the plunging neckline is often covered with a piece of fabric. This style is also called as a Middy collar

5.22SHAWL COLLAR:- Wide turned-down round collar with long lapels that partially cross in front.
SHAWL COLLAR:- Wide turned-down round collar with long lapels that partially cross in front.

5.23SHIRT COLLAR contains rounded or tapered points. It is sewn on to the neck and turned down along a fold line, which is higher in back than in front.
SHIRT COLLAR contains rounded or tapered points. It is sewn on to the neck and turned down along a fold line, which is higher in back than in front

5.24TAB COLLAR:- A shirt collar with a small tab that fastens the points together underneath the knot of the necktie
TAB COLLAR:- A shirt collar with a small tab that fastens the points together underneath the knot of the necktie

5.25TAILORED COLLAR whose fold covers the back of the neck; its lapels form a V where they cross on the chest.
TAILORED COLLAR whose fold covers the back of the neck; its lapels form a V where they cross on the chest.

5.26TURTLE-NECK COLLAR:- High-necked collar which is folded over; it is usually snug around the neck and does not fasten.
TURTLENECK COLLAR:- High-necked collar which is folded over; it is usually snug around the neck and does not fasten.

5.27 VAN-DYKE / VANDYKE COLLAR: - A "V" shaped points on a large collar of lace or sewed fabric with several deep points forming a decorative border or edge standing high on the neck and in some patterns falling on the shoulders.
VAN DYKE / VANDYKE COLLAR: - A "V" shaped points on a large collar of lace or sewed fabric with several deep points forming a decorative border or edge standing high on the neck and in some patterns falling on the shoulders.

5.28WINDSOR COLLAR:- A dress-shirt cutaway collar little stiff, with a wide spread that covers all or most of the neck.
WINDSOR COLLAR:- A dress-shirt cutaway collar little stiff, with a wide spread that covers all or most of the neck.

5.29WING COLLAR:- A tall stiff circular band collar ending with folded point towards outside
WING COLLAR:- A tall stiff circular band collar ending with folded point towards outside

5.30Y-COLLAR: - V-neck line with collar, having two-three buttons at the bottom creating a "Y" shape
Y-COLLAR: - V-neck line with collar, having two-three buttons at the bottom creating a "Y" shape

Few more styles of collars are there but not much popular in India and other neighboring countries, will include those styles in next edition for your reference.
I am not a designer nor writer, Its my hobby only or you can say its God-gifted art to observe and evaluate. I am distributing my Knowledge of 30 years in Textile Industry and will increase the effort more with your feedback's. If you people will inspire me, I Will be forced to write and publish more articles on different subject.
I am sure people who are really interested to know more and more about fashion and styles will understand my purpose to write and enjoy it.
Waiting for your suggestions and feedback.
I have tried to draw few designs for better understanding, few are collected online.
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***** VIEW VARIOUS STYLE OF TOPS/BOTTOM AND NECKLINE ***** ___________________________________________________________________________________

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