What Exactly Do You Do With A Lace Bib Collar?

Maybe necks don't need to make such a statement.
Publish date:
July 18, 2011
shoppables, accessories, fun, collars, bib collars, bibi chemnitz

Bibi Chemnitz Lace Bib Collar $119, Pixie Market

My love for statement necklaces has been well-documented, but lately I keep coming across these bib collars on my daily online store crawls and for the life of me I can't quite figure out what to do with it. I am all for weirdo things to hang around your neck (and your body in general, really), but what exactly is the purpose of this? I get it, accessories have no purpose other than to make you look awesome, but this just seems so... awkward? Clunky? Ill-advised? Flying nun-ish? Like a Victorian baby doll accessory brought to life by a Japanese Gothic Lolita website.

I am getting a mental image of a lady eating at a very fancy, 12-star restaurant and ordering a lobster (of course). After she orders, she looks down and remembers she is wearing a white dress--Quelle horreur! She knows she's gonna get lobster juice all over that when she remembers she has a secret weapon in her purse. Right before her meal arrives she excuses herself to go to the bathroom and emerges, radiant, wearing her lace bib collar which will surely protect her dress from the lobster remnants and keep her stylish. Her date looks at her and laughs and at that exact same time she pulls out Mentos from her bag and pops one in her mouth.

Mentos! The freshmaker accessorizer.

So I'm asking you, dear friends, how would YOU wear a lace bib collar?