Lace collars have been around for over a century and have been discovered and re-interpreted by every new generation. So it’s no surprise they are enjoying a current fashion revival with everyone from Louis Vuitton to Zara stocking their own versions.

You can’t beat vintage though, so we’ve trawled through Etsy and have found five amazing vintage  lace collars from Victorian times to the Forties for you to buy right now.









Victorian lace collar

This lovely white Victoria lace collar was handmade and is still in excellent condition. The unusual flower patter and pointy tips make it extra special.

Size: 16 3/4″





Beaded collar

This fab beaded collar comes in two separate pieces. The beads are faceted gunmetal gray with smooth round gold-lined seed beads.

Some of the beads are missing, it is still in very wearable condition though.

Size: 14 1/2″





Forties lace collar

This is such a  fab cream 1940s lace collar. Wear it over a dress or a regular blouse for a quick and easy wardrobe update.

Size: 72 by 24″








Thirties deadstock lace collar and cuffs

We love this Thirties deadstock vintage collar and matching cuffs.

It’s deadstock still mounted to a piece of paper with pins. The collar is made of pure cotton pique edged with venise type lace and a set of matching cuffs , beautifully made.

Size: 18″ , outer neck: 35″, and 5 1/2″ at the widest point




Vintage peter pan collar

Really fab little eyelet Peter Pan collar  with easy tie fastening- at under £2 a total bargain!

Size:  widest part approx 2.5″ (6.5cm) inside of each collar approx. 6.5″ (16.5cm) along the inside (sewing edge)


6 Responses

  1. mary young

    Back in Victorian times they would own basic dark dresses and just change the colars to change the look. They took pride in making their own lace colars. My cousin wore our grandmother’s lace colar on her wedding gown and it was amazing. She also took another one of Grandma’s colars and
    put it under glass on her dresser. A real treasure. I remember as a 6 year old wearing a lace colar made by my mother on a velvet dress.
    What is old is new again!

    • Lena

      It’s such a brilliant idea and one I use myself quite a lot – adding a collar to a basic 60s shift changes the whole look completely.

      How fab that your cousin wore your grandmother’s on her wedding day!

  2. Jo, Owner,

    The 1930s set is my favorite of the lot. I think it’s brilliant lace collars are having a revival at the moment. What a great way to change a pre-existing outfit (very important in these economic times), and you are absolutely right Lena, you can’t beat vintage!! I must say Etsy has an excellent collection of vintage collars! 😉