Winter just got more colorful thanks to Mindy Kaling.
The actress and producer brightens things up on Instagram with a parade of bright dresses. In a new post, she announced each season of her beloved show mindy project It was made available to stream on Netflix in January, and we couldn’t help but notice her dazzling collection of dresses.
When she unveiled details of her big move for the show, the star switched out a variety of coats, dresses, and tops in colors like pink, blue, green, orange, and yellow. In the second frame, Kaling wore a red dress with flirty ruffles and a round collar to add some readiness to her feet.
She’s not the only star to wear a collar these days. At her holiday celebrations this year, Jennifer Lopez wore a silky blue wrap dress featuring bow embellishments and a dramatic pointed collar. I took advantage of the collar trend with a pullover and paired it with cargo pants and retro sunglasses.
If you want to try a preppy look for the New Year, shop for Hollywood-inspired collared dresses from Amazon, Nordstrom, and Madewell.
Collared dress inspired by Mindy Kaling
- Floerns Doll Collar Tunic Dress, $35.99. amazon.com
- Allergra K Retro Dress, $36.88. amazon.com
- Allegra K Polka Dot Collar Dress, $34.99. amazon.com
- Steve Madden Long Sleeve Satin Shirt Dress, $79. Nordstrom.com
- Culson Utility Short Sleeve Shirt Dress, $89. Nordstrom.com
- Club Monaco Floral Print Pleated Long Sleeve Midi Dress, $289. Nordstrom.com
- Madewell Gingham Collar Puff Sleeve Mini Dress, $59.99 (originally $135). madewell.com
Whether you’re heading to work or hanging out with friends, tunic dresses are a comfortable and flattering choice that can be paired with a variety of shoe styles. At just $36, his Floerns doll collar dress features long sleeves and a ruffled collar for an extra preppy feel. The snap neck makes it easy to put on and take off, and in addition to the burgundy hue that resembles Karin’s dress, it’s a popular style that has been described as “perfect in every way,” and comes in black and dark blue.
Buy it! Floerns Doll Collar Tunic Dress, $35.99. amazon.com
Another budget-friendly option similar to Kaling’s recent look is Allegra K’s retro dress. This gives slightly less coverage with short ruffled sleeves (because the more ruffles the better). This dress features a sweetheart-style bust and laces at the chest, with a flared hem for a flattering silhouette. Of course, the trendy Peter Pan round collar is also on the neck. In addition to burgundy, the “adorable” dress comes in classic black and soft pink.
Buy it! Allergra K Retro Dress, $36.88. amazon.com
You can also take a page out of Hadid and Lopez’s book and go for a pointed collar like the Steve Madden Satin Shirt Dress. is made. The collar can be buttoned up at the top for extra coverage and has a flattering bowtie in the middle that adds a chic detail to this shirt dress. Dress it up or down with sneakers, booties and heels. Also available in three colors: black, bottle green, and olive night.
Buy it! Steve Madden Long Sleeve Satin Shirt Dress, $79. Nordstrom.com
We’re in the middle of winter, but it’s clear that preppy collars and bright, vibrant dresses are here to stay. Shop more collared dresses below.
Buy it! Allegra K Polka Dot Collar Dress, $34.99. amazon.com
Buy it! Culson Utility Short Sleeve Shirt Dress, $89. Nordstrom.com
Buy it! Club Monaco Floral Print Pleated Long Sleeve Midi Dress, $289. Nordstrom.com
Buy it! Madewell Puff Sleeve Mini Dress with Gingham Collar, $59.99 (originally $135). madewell.com
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