Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gender Bending 101: Bow Ties and Detachable Collars for Women

A trend that has been on the revived-rise for women of late is starting to make its way from the runway to the streets: menswear inspired accessories!

Bow ties are a prime example. One of the few male accessories around since the dawning of fashion time, this season its becoming a staple in a woman’s wardrobe to add a certain finishing touch.

Diane Kruger

Janelle MonĂ¡e

This masculine accessory can complete - and compliment - just about any outfit you deem bow tie-worthy. What's great about the bow tie is that there is a lot of room for interpretation.

The bow tie plays into another, more pronounced trend for women: the detachable collar.

Sherbet Orange Collar, Pixie Market

Again, if you want to dress up what could have been a bland outfit, or use it as a make-shift choker, this accessory should be looked at as an investment piece that could serve as an accent to your wardrobe for years to come.

Leopard Printed Calf Hair with Crystals, Eleven Objects

Poppy Silk Faille Collar, Eleven Objects

Tan Lace with Noir Collar Stand, Eleven Objects

Tan Calf Hair with Brass Studs, Eleven Objects

Between the bow ties and the collar pieces, you now have two great accessories that will definitely spice up your outfit with an eccentricity that would make Annie Hall proud.

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  1. I am wondering if you could tell me if they make a collar that is a little bit longer (like the turtle necks that go under a shirt or sweater?? thanks!