mandarin collar


: a narrow stand-up collar usually open in front

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web One, her beautiful graduation presentation outfit—a mandarin collar jacket, high-waist trousers and sash belt, all in gold tones. Tomris Laffly, Variety, 12 Nov. 2021 Also popularized by British celebrities was Mr. Cardin’s Nehru jacket, a hip-length coat with a mandarin collar inspired by his travels to India and Pakistan. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2020 The Spice Girl opted for a deep navy blue dress with a mandarin collar, clasped with small silver buckle for Meghan and Harry's nuptials. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, 24 May 2018 There are four pieces at launch: a mandarin collar tunic, a classic tee, an apron dress, and a midi-length wrap skirt. Andrea Cheng, Glamour, 24 Apr. 2018 Beckham’s light blue top felt like a refreshing alternative to the mandarin collar shirting the designer usually sports with slouchy trousers or slick suiting. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2017 Necklines were kept high, somewhere between a mandarin collar and a turtleneck, atop floral silk sweaters and lace knits. Alice Tate, Marie Claire, 21 Feb. 2013 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mandarin collar was in 1947

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“Mandarin collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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