As the bags get smaller, this shirt detail seems to be expanding.

By Samantha Sutton
Updated Apr 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Some of today's top fashion trends tend to be smaller in size — micro bags, bralettes, kitten heels — but when it comes to collars, things seem to be expanding. Oversized options, like the '80s-inspired pilgrim collar, are currently on the rise, not only popping up on the runway, but on the red carpet, too.

Aside from their larger shape, these collars are typically white and are often scalloped or made of lace. Some are rounder while others come to a point, but in general, they're similar in style to what pilgrims wore — and most definitely stand out in the crowd, no matter what else you have on.

While we're at home and have the time to experiment, we're thinking about giving this one a try. After all, pilgrim collars are quick and easy to incorporate into any wardrobe, and we've already found a ton of outfit ideas worth copying.

Gucci Had a Pilgrim Collar On Its Fall 2020 Runway

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It was a smaller, subtler version that included a ruffled trim.

But, Miu Miu's Resort 2020 Show First Alerted Us to the Trend

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These collars were longer, pointier, and hard to miss back in June 2019.

Ganni Also Included Pilgrim Collars in Its Collection

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Fall 2020's statement-making button-downs are a step up from the basic, classic options that are currently in our closet.

Elle Fanning Seems to Be a Fan

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Back in February, the actress wore a floral dress with a pilgrim collar while promoting The Road Not Taken.

Harry Styles Is On Top of It, Too

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It's a Detail That Pops Against a Simple Outfit

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It steals the spotlight when styled with a basic sweater or dress.

And, It's the Perfect Way to Embrace the '80s

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Especially when puff sleeves are also thrown into the mix.

You Can Wear It With Your Everyday Jeans

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Plus, there are plenty of removable options available, which can be added to any old blazer, jacket, or crew-neck top.

Or, Simply Pair It With Shorts

The good news is, this trend is seasonless, and is easy to dress up or down. No matter how you choose to style your pilgrim collar, it's worth investing in one now — before this trend truly explodes.