Trend Alert: 70’s Collars

January 15, 2020


Harper’s Bazaar and The List are calling them Disco Collars.  In Style prefers the term Exaggerated Collars. Whatever you call them, they’re back, Ladies!  Oversized dramatic collars are hot for 2020!   And apparently you get extra fashion credit if you mix your big collar with some psychedelic florals or graphic prints because Who What Wear announces the return of Retro Prints from the 60’s and 70’s as well!


that 70's vibe


Dolls, you know I’m in late 60’s/70’s heaven!


disco collars are back


I took advantage of our trip to Los Angeles recently to hit the vintage stores on Melrose Avenue. And I really hit the jackpot in American Rebel (must see vintage shop when you visit LA!) with this groovy shirt!

If you’re interested in playing with this trend, I personally thing the fun thing to do is to go with  a vintage piece! You know I love adding vintage clothing to my wardrobe here and there.  Check your local thrift stores and/or look on Etsy or Ebay.


Shop Vintage


If you do go vintage and aren’t quite confident how to style it, check this past post for styling tips. Most importantly don’t do a head to toe vintage look because it will look like a costume.  Mix in some modern pieces that still suit the vibe of the era of your vintage piece!  (Here’s another past post with a groovy vintage piece, ICYMI!)


Shop New


The Rest of the Outfit

The fabulous zebra patterned jacket, now on major sale!  The jeans are Old Navy curvy made raw edge by me (and sadly they are no longer carrying their curvy jean collection. I’m so mad at them! Don’t even get me started.)


So, what do you think, Friends? Is this trend a heck yes or a no way for you?

Also on the blog right now, super soft skinny jeans, flattering camo pants, and our LA trip.

Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy


About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is ME talking to YOU, other middle-aged women who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, including style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce.


  • Reply Shelly January 17, 2020 at 4:35 am

    You nailed this look! Love every single thing about it and if anyone can pull off the disco collar it is YOU!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Aww … thanks so much, Shelly! You’re the sweetest!

  • Reply Jeannette January 17, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Dang it, you’re adorable! You make everything look good!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      I bet everything would look dang adorable on you too, my dear!! OXOX

  • Reply Shelbee on the Edge January 17, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I am a huge fan of this look, Dawn Lucy! The big dramatic collar is so great and I find it very flattering, too. Such an amazing outfit. I need to go scouring the thrift shops soon!


    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 20, 2020 at 4:47 pm

      Yes! Hit those thrift shops before the disco collars all get snatched up! 😂. And thanks so much, Shelbee!!

  • Reply Eileen January 17, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    How about some disco dresses? As a pear myself, I love dresses, anything interesting lately?

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 20, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      Oooooo yessss, disco dresses are fabulous for us pears! I’m on the case, Lady!! 😁🤗

  • Reply Nancy January 18, 2020 at 12:05 am

    You made it very stylish! And now I walk around hole day with that song in my head! Thanks Dawn! Haha. Happy weekend and hope to see you on my Fancy Friday linkup party!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy January 20, 2020 at 4:48 pm

      Haha … me too!!! OXOX

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