What is a Shawl Collar?

One of the most popular necklines for garments is a shawl collar. This style has fewer pattern pieces than other styles, as it’s simply an extension from your lapel–sewn together to form and extend across your chest in one swooping motion. Shawl collars are also easy to knit by wedging rectangular shape that matches the length of opening on top of yourself; you then sew up all sides with edges overlapping at fron thet back.

A shawl collar is an extra soft, wide-necked shirt that you wear around your neck and shoulders to keep warm. It can also be used as a scarf, or draped over furniture for decoration. Shawl collars are often seen in coats and jackets tpo balance out a straight, structured line. Shawl collars are also easy to knit by wedging rectangular shape that matches the length of opening on top of yourself; you then sew up all sides with edges overlapping at fron thet back.

A shawl collar is a timeless piece that can be worn with anything from blouses to cardigans, and even full suits. A rounded lapel combined with the V-neckline of your favorite sweater creates an elegant but also casual look for any occasion. Guaranteed to make you feel like royalty while maintaining a professional air!

Shawl collars emerged in the Victorian era during the 18th century These garments are usually made of silk or velvet with a single- or double-breasted neck and lapels. Men would wear these jackets instead of their tailcoats after smoking so that their evening wear could remain pristine. There is a history behind the smoking jacket, or dressing gown as it was originally called. It’s construction came from when men wanted to have some leisurewear for when they retire for a smoke and are generally not in preparation to go out at the time.

The shawl collar seen on the smoking jacket was, over time, adapted onto a dinner jacket. A common component of a gentleman’s tuxedo is now indicative of their status as well!

The shawl collar can vary greatly. A subdued rounded style is a dinner jacket, while an over-sized one would be on the lapels of a cardigan sweater. They are quite versatile and pair well with many necklines because they have round edges at the front that frame your face beautifully when you wear it open or closed to show off whatever necklace you want people see as part of your ensemble for any occasion!

Example

Goodthreads Men’s 100% Lambswool Long-Sleeve Shawl Collar Cardigan Sweater

Amazon Brand - Goodthreads Men's 100% Lambswool Long-Sleeve Shawl Collar Cardigan Sweater
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With its soft, luxurious feel and versatility as a standalone or layering piece under jackets of all shapes and sizes, this cardigan is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. It features a shawl collar for extra warmth on those chilly mornings, two front pockets (one with button closure), an imported 100% lamb’s wool sweater that was machine washable without shrinking in our test group!

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