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The terms included here relate to the documentation of neckline and collar types, with definitions, sources, and images.

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ascot collar
Neckcloths with broad ends usually looped and tied under the chin and sometimes secured by a stickpin. (AAT)

bands (collars)
Flat, stand-up collars, starched, wired, or otherwise stiffened, especially those commonly worn by men and women in the 17th century.

boat neck
a type of neckline that is wide and boat-shaped in the front and back, usu. following the curve of the collarbone; also called [ bateau neckline ], boat neckline

a round collarless neckline