This viral "fake collar" fashion trend is taking over spring fashion—and it's only $9

Add a touch of elegance for less

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Layering your outfits adds a touch of detail to practically any look, but when summertime comes, we tend to shy away from layering to avoid overheating.

The internet has found the ultimate hack for layering without adding an extra article of clothing. In the past, if we wanted to achieve a collared look, we either had to put a button-down on underneath our sweaters, spring dresses, or blouses unless the top had a built-in collar. Now, TikTokers are unveiling a fake collar that's not only affordable but avoids heavy layering.

Amazon's fake collar gives the illusion that you're wearing a button-down without actually having to do so. The Dickey collar is actually just a half-shirt that you put on over part of your chest, then just slip on a sweatshirt, tank top, or blouse, and it'll give you that put-together look without having to wear so many layers.

In one TikTok, you see user @jade_trillest give a tutorial on how to wear the fake collar as well as different outfits you can pair it with. She even captioned the video "Lifehack for my girls," showing that the versatile style can be worn any season. The fashion hack was so popular and beloved by followers that the video gained over 350,000 likes. 

Followers have flocked to their profile for similar fashion hacks, and affordable fashion finds too, helping to give the user a fashion-influencer status.


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For the summer days when you're looking for a dressed-up look for less, this Amazon collar comes in a classic white shade to be paired with most looks. It's also made of 100% cotton for added softness and is machine washable. 

The internet seems to constantly be finding us new fashion hacks to upgrade our wardrobe with, but this one is the ultimate find for keeping our outfits trendy without having to worry about pit stains in the warmer seasons.


Shinywear Women's Fake Collar Detachable Dickey Collar, $9.99 $8.99

Keep it light this summer with a layer that gives the illusion of a button-down without the commitment of one. The half-shirt comes with two side straps to keep the fake collar in place and is made of 100% cotton for both added comfort and breathability.

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.