Friday, May 25, 2018

Different Types of Collars for Dresses

A collar is the part of a shirt, dress, coat or blouse that fastens around or frames the neck. It is a man's most revealing gesture of personal style. Collars contribute to the style and ultimate look of garments. A collar may be permanently attached to the main body of the garment (e.g. by stitching) or detachable. The season’s fashion trend decides the collar design, style and shapes. Collars can have square or pointed corners or adjusted edges. Collars could be in one piece or cut in two pieces or as a portion of the variety of the pieces of garments. Collars come in different shapes and styles ranging from simple collars such as the stand collar to more complex collars such as the shirt collar but the majority of collars have the same basic construction.
Different collar types
Figure-1: Different collar types
Different Types of Collars in Garments:

Flat collar:
Lies flat and close to the garment along the neckline. When the corners are rounded, they are called Peter Pan.

Flat collar
Figure-2: Flat collar
Full roll collar:
The fall and stand of this collar are the identical height at the center back.

Full roll collar
Figure-3: Full roll collar
Partial roll collar:
These collars have less stand and more fall.

Partial roll collar
Figure-4: Partial roll collar
Convertible collar:
This is analogous to a full roll collar, but cuddles the neckline closer at the sides of the neck.

Convertible collar
Figure-5: Convertible collar
Shawl type collar:
This is identified by its center back seam. The under collar is cut as part of the bodice.

Shawl type collar
Figure-6: Shawl type collar
Mandarin collar:
A stand-up collar (complete stand with no fall).
Mandarin collars start at the neckline and typically rise vertically two to five centimeters.
Mandarin collar
Figure-7: Mandarin collar
Shirt collar:
A distinct neckband serves as the stand.
A shirt without a collar is like a house without a roof.
Shirt collar
Figure-8: Shirt collar
Different styles collar:
There are numerous varieties of collar styles like Chelsea, sailor, bertha, Puritan, stovepipe, tie and Peter Pan.

 Puritan collar
Figure-9: Puritan collar
sailor
Figure-10: Sailor collar
Peter Pan collar
Figure-11: Peter Pan collar
Tie with collar
Figure-12: Tie with collar
Determination of collar stand:
The form of the neckline edge decides the collar stand. If the neck edges are straighter, the collar stand will be more. If the curve of the neck edge is more, then the collar stand will be less.


References:
  1. Apparel Manufacturing Technology by T. Karthik, P. Ganesan, D. Gopalakrishnan
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/
Image sources:
  1. http://mediumhairstyleupdate.com/
  2. http://surefitdesigns.blogspot.com 
  3. http://propercloth.com