mandarin collar

noun

Definition of mandarin collar 

: a narrow stand-up collar usually open in front

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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, "This Is What Victoria Beckham Really Thinks About Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 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, "And Comfort Is a New Affordable Plus-Size Clothing Brand for Minimalists," 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, "Victoria Beckham Tests Out Next Season’s Trickiest Trend and Wins," 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, "MC Does London Fashion Week, Day 5," 21 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of mandarin collar

1947, in the meaning defined above

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