The Micro-Trend Suddenly Dominating Our Feeds RN

We try not to miss a beat when it comes to trends here on Who What Wear—from the major trends infiltrating the market to the micro-trends creating a buzz among the fashion set. One of the latest micro-trends making some noise on the 'gram right now is anything but small. Everywhere we turn, larger-than-life oversize collars are stealing the limelight (and our hearts).

We saw plenty of large sharply pointed '70s collars on the runways over blazers, but today, we're focusing on the frilly or lace-trimmed vintage-inspired collars exuding a Victorian vibe that fashion girls can't seem to get enough of. The trend has been propelled mostly thanks to the Copenhagen brand Ganni, whose crisp, wide and frilly collared shirts have been spotted on some of the biggest fashion influencers. The brand's recent F/W 20 runway show even further solidified that the romantic detail is here to stay. The trend was also spotted in abundance at Chanel's Haute Couture S/S 20 show—making a major statement over their signature tweed jackets.

So how are we welcoming big collar energy into our wardrobes this season? Try a frilly wide-collar shirt over a crew-neck sweater, cardigan, or blazer for a fashion girl–approved look that will keep you warm through winter. Balance the statement top with a pair of simple jeans on the bottom for an of-the-moment look. Scroll below to see how fashion girls have been wearing the trend that’s suddenly dominating our feeds and shop the best on the market right now.


On the runway:
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Ganni's latest runway show inspired us to pair a relaxed-fitting big-collar shirt over cropped cardigans and loose tailored trousers. Such a chic look.


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For an office-approved look, we're all over Ganni's oversize white collar shirt over a blazer. 


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Take notes from the Chanel Haute Couture 2020 runway show and amp up your tweed jacket with a vintage-inspired oversize collared blouse.


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Offset the prim and proper nature of the collar with a casual sweatshirt or hoodie, as seen at Celine.


On the 'gram:
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Allow the wide collar to pop by contrasting a white blouse over a black sweater. Add a pop of color with your shoes for good measure.


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Throughout the cooler temps, you can't go wrong with a frilly collared shirt over a pretty cardigan.


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For a genius styling trick, you can buy just the collar (Sea has a great option featured in our shopping picks below) and pair over a cool-girl T-shirt, like this shoulder-padded tee from The Frankie Shop.


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Raid your favorite vintage stores for wide-collar blouses in fun hues and prints. Add pearls to keep with the pretty look.


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Make a statement with little effort involved by pairing a wide-collar knit sweater with your jeans.


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Layer your look by adding a chic, oversize blazer over your oversize collar.


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Just look to Leandra Medine for plenty of innovative ways to wear the prim trend in 2020.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.