ShutterstockTurtlenecks 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.