I’m a big fan of popping the back of my collar up. I love the sassy attitude it gives and how the collar frames the face. I never pop the entire thing because makeup gets on the front as my face touches it throughout the day. Today I’m sharing a few tips you can try to keep the back of your collar popped up.
Long hair is the enemy of a popped collar so you’ll have more success if you wear your hair up. The softer the fabric, the tougher your challenge. As you see, I do fold the collar down but not where the manufacturer intended it to be.
Here are a few things to try:
Lay the collar flat on your ironing board. Spray the top of the yoke and collar with spray starch and press. Flip over so outside of shirt is up repeat. Here’s the important part, leave it laying flat until it cools completely. If you’re planning to hang it up before wearing, hang it with the collar popped up! Be careful you don’t crush it when hanging on the rod.
GREAT COLLARS TO POP
Fold Collar and Finger press
Pop collar up and fold back down 1/2″ in the back. “Press” it lightly with your fingers for a moment to help set that small fold. This alone can often prevent the entire collar from coming down.
Iron collar to the inside
Most shirt collars are meant to crease along the neckline. If you’re not a fan of spray starch or it’s still not working, iron it the opposite way. Fold the collar to the inside and iron. Let it let cool completely before moving or wearing.
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