ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Different types of collars

Updated on November 30, 2012
Click thumbnail to view full-size
shirt collar with standparts of collar
shirt collar with stand
shirt collar with stand
parts of collar
parts of collar

Collars are very important part of a garment because it gives an emphasis to your face.

Since you give lot of focus to your face, the shape and style of collar is important to your look and the look of the garment.

Collar is an additional part joint at the neckline. It can vary in width. It can be one piece or two piece. There are many different styles of collar which will be discussed later in the article, but you must know that each collar has it's own expression, for eg ,shirt collar has a very different expression than that of a polo collar, hence Shirt collar is used in formal apparels while polo collar finds it's use in casual wear. so to decide upon which style of collar can be used in which type garment, you must study about different collars first.

So let's start by defining the parts of collar first:

A- Collar stand(The stand is from neckline seam to the roll line.)

B- Collar fall(The fall of collar from the roll line to outer edge.)

note: The roll line is where the collar roll over.

C- Collar points( The end points on the outer edge of the collar.)

D- Collar spread( the distance between the collar points is the collar spread.)

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Now let's discuss different styles of collars one by one.

Shirt collar: It has all the parts of collar (ie. collar stand, fall, collar points and collar spread). This collar is same as in common shirt.

Band collar: This collar is attached to jewel neckline. It has only the collar stand. The collar width is usually one inch.

Variation of band collar- it has an opening at the center front, this is called Nehru/mandarin/ Chinese collar.

Notched lapel :This collar is generally used in coats & blazers. It is four piece collar with a notch at the joint of two lapels . variations in the shape of notch of the lapels gives various designs of collar. eg. L shaped lapel, Curved lapel, Fish mouth lapel

Dog eared collar: It is an immature collar, used in children garments. It resembles the shape of dog ears.

Cape collar: This collar is slight exaggeration of Bertha collar. It drops below the shoulder.

Bertha collar: It is a circular & soft collar, which covers the shoulder slope.

Wing collar: In this there is no collar band but, it has a wide collar spread. It can be attached to the round or jewel neckline.

Tennis collar: It's same as wing collar,but placket opening is there. It is a flat soft collar without collar band.

Funnel collar: It covers the entire neck & comes below the chin.

Roll down collar: It covers the entire neck and comes above the chin in length but, when rolled down it can end anywhere below the chin level.

Peter Pan collar: It’s a two piece or one piece collar . This is a soft collar and usually attached to jewel or round neckline. There is no collar band.

Convertible collar:It combines two kinds of looks by use of fasteners (i.e. buttons or zippers etc.), which may give a look of lapel when opened and a look of wing collar when closed.

Stand collar: It is a stiff collar which stands on the shoulder, around the neck and is used for dramatic effects, especially in theatrical garments.

Shawl collar: It is a soft , one piece collar. It is usually attached to V shape or decollate neckline. There is no collar spread. Collar points meet at center front.

Sailor collar: It’s a typical V shape in front and in back it’s in rectangle form.

Ruffle collar: when frill or ruffle is attached to the neckline, it's called as ruffle collar.

Cowl collar: Any collar which has exaggerated fall of the fabric makes a cowl collar.

Jabot: When one or two pieces of fine soft fabric is used to decorate the neckline, it makes the jabot collar.

Bow collar: Long strip of soft and pliable fabric is sewn to the round neckline, this is called bow collar.It can be tied in front in various ways.

Click thumbnail to view full-size


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Bharti Saxena profile imageAUTHOR

      Bharti Saxena 

      5 years ago from Noida,India

      thanks... as I am very new on hub community, your vote would really encourage me to write more and participate actively on hub pages.

    • iguidenetwork profile image


      5 years ago from Austin, TX

      Interesting look at the collars... I never knew that these can be so numerous and varied. Voted up and interesting.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)