Fall in Love With… Turtlenecks

Fall in Love with... Turtlenecks

I’ve always thought that a woman’s neckline is one of the most feminine and alluring parts of her body. I love drawing attention to this area by wearing dainty necklaces paired with pretty, delicate blouses and dresses. But at the same time, there is also something to be said for creating a sense of mystery around this area. Enter: turtlenecks. With fall on the horizon, I have found myself falling in love with this high-necked silhouette. Slouchy, fitted, ribbed, chunky—when it comes to turtlenecks, I love them all.

Turtlenecks have quite an interesting backstory. This style dates back to the 15th century, and in the 20th century they began to become associated with academics, philosophers, intellectuals and artists (talk about chic). When the 1950s rolled around, women started putting a feminine spin on the turtleneck, making it a preppy and classic style staple for hip housewives and fashionable coeds alike. Today, the turtleneck has become an essential ingredient in the closest of most street style mavens. It’s a traditional look that will always be in vogue.

Since I’m going to be adding a few new turtlenecks to my own wardrobe this fall, I thought I’d share a few styles I’m craving. Without further ado, here are a few of my favorite high-necked looks and how to style them…

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What are you falling in love with for fall?

Let me know in the comments below.

XO Lauren

Photos: Stockholm Street Style
Source: Miss Hailey Jane
Categories: Fall in Love, Wear
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  • Katelin Absher

    For a while I thought of turtlenecks as mamaw sweaters! I am glad to see them back because you can make them comfy and slouchy or chic and feminine!!


  • Ashley

    I have a few turtleneck sweater dresses and I wear it similarly to how the one above is styled. Also, I have a cowl neck sweater like the first one, salt and peppery. I have a hard time with tighter turlenecks because I feel like they are strangling me!


  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Would you believe I don’t have a single turtleneck! I do need one though because I love how warm and comfy they look and I need all the warmth I can get during the winter here!


  • honeybee519

    I just did a blog post about my Fall Wish List 😀

    Check it out here… http://mybeautyhive.blogspot.ca/2013/09/fall-wish-list_7.html


  • honeybee519

    I just did a blog post about my Fall Wish List 😀

    Check it out here… http://mybeautyhive.blogspot.ca/2013/09/fall-wish-list_7.html


  • honeybee519

    I just did a blog post about my Fall Wish List 😀

    Check it out here… http://mybeautyhive.blogspot.ca/2013/09/fall-wish-list_7.html



    I can’t wait to start wearing mine!


  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Turtle necks are one of the coziest sweaters to wear! I really love the slouchy turtle necks that aren’t too tight on the neck!!


  • Ana Sofia

    I don’t really like turtlenecks. But sometimes I wear it!


  • morgan reda

    I love these turtle necks. I’m not a huge fan of them on myself but these are beautiful!

  • Sally Sue

    Personally, I feel like turtle necks are one of those pieces that will never be fashionable and shouldn’t even exist. But, to each his own I guess.

  • Melissa Litchfield

    Personally it’s not cold enough here in New Orleans during the winter time. I only own a few cowl neck sweaters but even wearing those around the city…I tend to get hot in them lol. They worked better for when I lived in Massachusetts.

  • Harmony

    For girls that look like twigs turtlenecks are great. For those us naturally large chested curvy and short,they look horrible like are drawing attention to our worse flaw., our oversize chest. I cannot wear them.

  • Rachel Trampel

    I LOVE turtlenecks! I think they are really chic. I love layering them underneath a dress, like I did here: http://rachelslookbook.com/at-the-office/

    I love all of these looks too!

  • Stephanie k

    I love this look for fall. There’s something to be said about the feeling of being bundled up in an over-sizes turtleneck while watching the colors change with the season.

  • dollfacelacy

    it is way too hott wear i live for turtlenecks lol but I think they are really cute.

  • Quia

    Loving blazers right now with everything from collard shirts and cardigans to t shirts and sweaters. Loooove fall fashion!

  • Paola Ceron

    Where can I go to buy the black turtleneck dress

  • Stefie

    I looove turtlenecks during winter! Not only are they cute but they also keep your neck warm!

  • queen elaine

    I love how this look screams model off duty! xo

  • stephaniesstyle

    im not the biggest fan of turtlenecks, but you gave some nice inspiration 😀
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

  • Honey

    The fall look on turtlenecks jus awesome.love em…..

  • Care bear

    Yes, these pictures give the best sweaters out there. I love the slouchy, ribbed turtlenecks. I know I need at least one or two.

  • Deanne Castro

    So happy to hear turtlenecks are back! Whoot!

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  • Anhd15

    love turtlenecks. especialy my grey turtleneck sweater from romys

  • Elizabeth Moore

    So excited for fall clothes!

    <3- Elizabeth --> emoorestore.etsy.com

  • megan Fenton

    i love this intersection of comfy and classy

  • Pearl

    Interesting! I usually don’t wear turtlenecks, but this article gave me some new ideas :)

  • Kylee Wetzel

    My fave was the oversized, mustard cowl neck!! So cute and versatile- dress it up with the heels and leather skinnies, or down with some skinny jeans and boots/flats.

  • nicole Smith

    I don’t normally wear turtlenecks, but this is pretty stylish.

  • Sequins In The City

    turtlenecks! love that you posted about them, most people forget they are such a classic piece.. http://www.sequins-inthecity.com

  • sandibeach

    Is the two tone sweaters available for purchase?

  • Heavenlee

    Be sure to check out my recipe of Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies, on the blog now :)



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