Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Contrast Collars and Cuffs

The use of contrast collars and cuffs to add drama and eye-appeal to a dress or ensemble has been popular throughout the decades, but especially popular in the 1950s. White was (and still is) the most popular and the most compelling contrast.

Feast your eyes on these examples from print sources and vintage patterns. Note the popular wing cuffs, which add extra flair.

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You can't deny that even this Vogue designer dress from the 1990s is more dramatic and striking with contrast collar and cuffs.


Have you ever sewn a dress with contrast collar and cuffs?


2 comments:

  1. Love love love! One of my favorite design details.

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  2. I agree - it add so much. Thanks, Kellie!

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