shawl collar


: a turned-over collar of a garment that combines with lapels forming an unbroken curving line

Illustration of shawl collar

Illustration of shawl collar

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Simple and understated, the elegance of this piece lies in the warm color palette, slight shawl collar, and button front closure. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 21 Nov. 2022 The easiest way to make a kingly statement while still feeling comfortable is with a shawl collar. Barry Samaha, Robb Report, 28 Oct. 2022 The 6-8 forward wore an all-black suit with a blazer that cannot be forgotten, featuring white rose floral patterns to go along with a shawl collar. Damon Brooks Jr., USA TODAY, 25 June 2022 The label’s lightweight cotton and silk robe will make anyone feel luxurious at home, thanks to the chic shawl collar and removable tie belt. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Apr. 2022 The ivory color was the perfect accent to Telsha’s dress, and the accessories brought it all together: To start, Justin paired the suit with a white shawl collar sleeveless shirt designed by Anthony Vaccarello from Saint Laurent. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, 3 Nov. 2021 The money is in the details, like the rope piping, luxe shawl collar and deep pockets for those mid-movie snack runs. Isiah Magsino, Robb Report, 2 Dec. 2021 Mai’s debt to Galliano and his years at Margiela is clear in the bias draping of both a silver lurex panné velvet halter dress and a black flocked dot tulle and lace shawl collar godet gown. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2021 The accessible version of the coat tweaked the details, dropping the length to mid-calf, adding a shawl collar and extending the stripes across the front shoulders and along the back yolk to give the comfy coat a bit of an athleisure vibe. Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shawl collar was circa 1908

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“Shawl collar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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