12 Turtlenecks You Need to Get Through Winter in Style

Michele Zipp | Nov 24, 2016 Beauty & Style
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Turtlenecks have had the unfortunate reputation of being buttoned up and boring. Though they keep us free from the horrible feeling of icy wind against our bare necks, the fashion industry has often breezed past these humble staples in favor of something flashier. No more. 

Turtlenecks have gotten a major (and, let's be real, necessary) upgrade of late, in the form of stripes and chevron, florals and animal prints, fitted or flouncy. Here are 12 of our favorites.

But be warned -- once you embrace a high neckline, you might never go back. 

  • The Cold Shoulder

    Pixie Market

    Sexy sweater alert! This is for anyone who still likes to show a little skin in the winter. 

    Grey Cold Shoulder Turtleneck, $102; at Pixie Market

  • The Preppy Staple


    This ever-so-slightly oversized turtleneck is slightly preppy and totally perfect.

    Oversized Striped Turtleneck, $45; at J.Crew

  • The Workhorse


    To match with every skirt you own and perfectly pair with jeans, this ribbed and fitted turtleneck will be your every day go-to.

    Ribbed Elbow Sleeve Turtleneck, $39.90; at Express

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  • The Fashion Statement

    Neiman Marcus

    Bold, colorful, and spreading the love -- that's why we are all about this pop art turtleneck. 

    Alice + Olivia Zita Eye Heart You Turtleneck Sweater, $295; at Neiman Marcus

  • The Flirty Top

    Forever 21

    Florals are major through this season and we adore this fitted turtleneck with its all-over blossom print. 

    Floral Turtleneck Top, $12.90; at Forever 21

  • The Soft Neutral


    We love the lush look of this heather sandalwood color along with the subtle chevron print. The laid back shape of this sweater makes it timeless.

    Cinematheque Mockneck Sweater in Chevron, $79.50; at Madewell

  • The Hepburn-esque Staple


    Black turtleneck tucked into cigarette pants. Red lips. Hello, instant bombshell. 

    Long Sleeve Turtleneck Tee, $55; at Cuyana

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  • Off Shoulder Sweater

    Image via Mango

    Ecru is one of our favorite colors for sweaters and when put together with this gorgeous one-shoulder peek-a-boo turtleneck, it makes this knit a must-have.

    Off Shoulder Sweater, $59.99; at Mango

  • The Playful Print


    Wear this wild one as outwear on days with a bit of a chill or use as another layer on the coldest days. We love the placement of the tiger. 

    Knit Turtleneck Sweater, $19.99; at H&M

  • The Minimalist Must-Have


    In a perfect gray (and also available in black), this turtleneck gives us a coveted batwing sleeve. 

    Batwing Sleeve Sweater, $39.90; at Zara

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  • The Winter Wonderland Sweater

    Free People

    Consider this Arctic-inspired sweater your winter uniform. Wear with your favorite leggings and your go-to boots, and you're all set to weather the storm. 

    Free People Arctic Blast Pullover, $198; at Free People

  • The Barely There Turtleneck


    Okay, so this particular turtleneck isn't for everyone, but you have to admit, it's suuuuuuper sexy.

    Laney Top, $78; at Reformation

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