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Class to Night Out: Peter Pan Collar Dress


Peter Pan Collar Dresses: 1, 2

Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. This column will focus on one piece per week, and teach you how to take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Off to Neverland! Okay, maybe I’m too excited about Disney movies, but recently, I’ve fallen in love with Peter Pan collars. Not only are they classic and chic, but they’re still somewhat rare in stores, which means you’ll get mega trendsetter points for trying one.

This week, I’ll be showing you how to wear a dress with a Peter Pan collar to class and for a night out without looking like you just wandered out of the little boy’s section. This simple detail can make a huge difference in an outfit, giving you an ultra-feminine but still conservative, slightly quirky kick. Let’s get started!

Peter Pan Collar Dress: Class

how to style a peter pan dress for day with coral cardigan cream and brown messenger bag brown oxfords and yellow cameo earrings
Dress, Cardigan, Bag, Oxfords, Earrings

To make this elegant dress work for daytime, pair it with a lightweight coral cardigan – coral and navy look gorgeous together, and you never know when your professor is going to blast the AC too high. Add a quirky, girly vibe by pairing the look with glitter oxfords and a brown and white messenger bag. Complete the ensemble with a pair of bright but classic earrings.

Peter Pan Collar Dress: Night Out

how to style a peter pan collar dress for night with black oxford heels spiked black crossbody bag pearl drop earrings and black stud ring
Dress, Bag, Heels, Earrings, Ring

For night, let the dress shine by highlighting its drama with simple yet elegant accessories. To create an extra unique look, try a pair of oxford pumps with cutouts and a spiked black cross-body bag. Accessorize with gold and black jewelry, like gorgeous pearl drop earrings and a simple stud ring, to bring out the Old Hollywood glamor vibe of the dress.

What do you think?

Would you wear a Peter Pan collar to class? What about at night? Be sure to let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Posted on on June 1, 2012 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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12 Responses to “Class to Night Out: Peter Pan Collar Dress”

  1. 1
    June 1st, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Where did you find this dress? I seriously want it!

  2. 2
    June 2nd, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I love this trend, but I have yet to find a dress in stores in my country… Guess I’ll just have to keep shopping!

  3. 3
    June 2nd, 2012 at 3:13 am

    @ Abby
    It’s from Dorothy Perkins

    Wow that’s a great way to style a beautiful dress! I seriously love peter pan collars.

  4. 4
    June 2nd, 2012 at 7:09 am

    I was so excited for this post. I LOVE Peter Pan collars! Unfortunately, I was disappointed when both dresses in the opening pictures are out of stock and the one you used to create your outfits seems to focus more on the sweetheart neckline with the added detail of a collar that blends in with the top of the dress.
    Next time please give suggestions for dresses we can actually find, instead of out of stock ones!

  5. 5
    June 2nd, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Love this! The dress is really versatile – might nab one for myself haha. Just one thing- the post idea is great but it would be even better if the posts focussed more on how to transition your outfit from day to night without changing up accessories and such because I don’t have the luxury of going home to change sometimes!

  6. 6
    June 2nd, 2012 at 8:54 am


    Could you not keep a few extra accessories in your bag maybe, to make the transition easier? =]

  7. 7
    June 2nd, 2012 at 11:31 am

    i like some peter pan collar
    im not too fond of the dress……its because of my personal style (i like edgy, bodycon, lace, sheer, menswear etc)
    love the brown oxfords!

  8. 8
    June 2nd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I loooooooove this dress.

    And it’s a crime that they only have it in one size right now :C

  9. 9
    June 2nd, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    i loveeeeeee these outfits. pure geniusness<3

  10. 10
    June 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 pm


    I love the yellow earrings!

    <3 Bee

  11. 11
    June 3rd, 2012 at 8:06 am

    This has to be the cutest Peter Pan dress EVER. I would wear THAT dress!

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