Can This Company Make the Dickey Hip?

For when you just want a touch of animal print peeking out of that sweater

Syosset, NY–CeCe Toppings might sound like a cake decorating company, but that’s because this item really is the icing on the cake.

Like so many accessory items, this company was created out of personal necessity. Jamie Turquie layered a sweater over her favorite button-down and realized she was tired of all the bulk. On impulse, she took some scissors and cut the shirt down to just the collar and a few buttons.

Not that the dickey is anything new (you surely have less-than-fond memories of wearing them as a kid), but  CeCe Toppings takes a grown-up, fashionable stance for women.

With collared shirts and layering so prevalent in fashion now, this could be just the item to give women numerous collar options without all the expense (CeCe Toppings retail for $40) or bulk (slim-fit sweaters remain the preferred silhouette with button-downs).

Her designs feature pointed collars, scarf-tie necks and dressier ruffles, in both solids and prints. Of particular note are the rounded Peter Pan collars, which will allow women to try out an of-the-moment fashion trend without committing to a full blouse.


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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine &
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories for the past 14 years, Lauren Parker has covered women's fashion accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. She frequently judges industry design competitions and loves seeing the next generation of designers come into their own. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

  • Great article! They are really pretty. Dickeys are making a comeback!  Dont forget us – we make peter pan and ruffle collar dickeys for under $30 and Ship Free! Each collar is designed by an Ivy League Engineer not to move or shift!