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Dress up that unsightly neck collar!

Cath111CCath111 Posts: 3,702
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
For those of us that have to wear the awful soft neck collar for a good length of time (I'm well into my second month with mine), here's a way to dress it up and coordinate it with your outfit.

I went to the supermarket, and in the hosiery section, they have "slack socks", knee-high solid color socks. I bought a black pair, a blue pair, a brown pair, and an off-white pair and cut off the toes. Then, just slip it onto your soft collar and you won't have to wait long for compliments to come your way! L)

I discovered this while taking a shower getting ready for a formal holiday party in December. I was planning to wear a black pair of slacks and a beautiful sparkly black and blue blouse. Then, I saw that ugly white collar in my mind and ugh! I already had a pair of black slack socks and voila - the neck collar evening wear was born. 8}



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,833
    Kath, I like your method better. I had about 4 soft collars, one of them we painted on Ties to dress them up. I only left one without any decorations!
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
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  • Ron, I'd love to see your tie collar. Great idea. I never thought about painting the soft collar, but if I had had to wear my hard collar any longer, you can bet there'd be a couple of Broncos logos on it. :D
  • I made myself quite a few different collars. I did most of them prior to surgery. I used knee high stockings & used fabric paints, jewels, beads & crystals. I got many comlpiments. I figured that if I have to wear it I'll wear it big. I call it my bling collar. I actually had several people tell me to market them. I should have as I'm sure someone has done it by now.
  • I made some covers for my ugly white neck collar i made a puffy pull over for collar that looks like a turtle neck and when i wear it in summer time i made some cool towels that i put water crystal in to hang under neck collar under it works well when i am out side
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