Remember the dickey? It first appeared in the early sixties and its’ special genius was making us all look like a Holden Caulfield preppie. The dickey innovation made the turtleneck under the button down look achievable and easy. Which, unless you were lucky enough to have a mother who knitted real wool, it was mostly made of polyimide and was fresh hell getting over your head. Well darlings, the dickey is back and surprisingly, it got better with age.
The old garment is now beautiful, sleek, and even chic. It offers all the benefits of a secondary collar, without any of the bulk—and who doesn’t want less bulk? The dickey elevates your sweater game to new heights. These little collars of joy are the ultimate “two-fer”, invest and you ’ll get two tops for the price of one.
LeCou is a small Portland-based company who design and manufacture here in the U.S., which is a bonus. The Olympia is a dramatic, fun pussy bow in a variety of patterns.
And when they collaborated with Rifle Paper, this imaginative collar was born. Under a black or navy pullover or buttoned up cardigan sweater…divine.
And how about when you want the look of a chunky sweater but can’t stand how that feels under your jacket? This is ideal and gorgeous and luxe from Veronica Beard.
We can’t help ourselves, lately, we are ” all leopard all the time” This way you get the trend without having to house the whole cat.
And for those who are a little unsure about the whole thing, here’s a basic to get you started: Low risk, high reward.