The Versatile Mandarin Collar

Posted by Mayank Modi on

The Mandarin collar also known as Chinese or Nehru collar is an unfolded, stand up collar that rises a few centimetres up from the neckline. The edges of the collar either barely meet at the centre front or overlap slightly.

If you’re looking for an alternative to your regular go-to outfits and want to raise your style quotient, then you should definitely try this trend. The Mandarin collar is not only refreshingly elegant but also really versatile. This style lies between formal and casual wear allowing numerous variations.



Going for a sophisticated formal look? Pair a plain white or pastel colored shirt with a well-tailored suit. If you aren’t willing to look too dressy, wear a Mandarin collar shirt with formal trousers.


Looking for a smart casual outfit? For an evening out or a semi-formal meeting, style the mandarin collar with trousers or jeans.


Done with wearing suits to weddings and traditional events? Wear a mandarin collared kurta and incorporate your everyday smart casual charm and comfort into the traditional scene effortlessly.



Want to look chic and contemporary in your everyday looks? Don’t worry as the mandarin collar blends easily with casual attire and also manages to look casual yet edgy.


Here are some more style tips –

While wearing a mandarin shirt, make sure that you are wearing the right size. An ill-fitted mandarin collared shirt looks very unflattering.
As this style is versatile, make sure to experiment with various looks, colors and prints, and go with what works the best for you.
You can also team your shirt with jackets and blazers.


So what are you waiting for, go mandarin! Also stay tuned for more fashion related tips.



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