collar - cos, jumper courtesy spoilt brat
I first saw this collar on Sandra and thought it was a great idea, and then I spotted Kristabel wearing one and I was officially obsessed. It's a mock collar from Cos, and basically when you don't have a jumper over the top it looks a bit like a bib, but (hopefully) when you wear it under something it looks like it could be a proper shirt. It's perfect for me because I'm terrible at layering - I always get all hot and sweaty, and nothing ever lies flat and it's basically just a disaster.
Plus with a real shirt I have a regular problem with my boobs popping the buttons open (anyone else get this, or is it just me who has to keep a wary eye on that area whenever I'm wearing a button up?) but this has adjustable straps at the side to hold it in place so it fits perfectly.
I wanted to try it on in the shop because it comes in two sizes and I wasn't really sure what the difference would be (different sized necks?!) but despite stalking a number of Cos stores I couldn't see it anywhere so I ended up ordering the smaller one. It fits fine (so I still have no idea what the difference is!) but the postage charge for their website was very high for such a small thing, which was the only thing that let it down. Still I can see myself wearing it loads with jumpers and high necked dresses so I think it will be worth it.