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The Girlfriend Staff
The Girlfriend Staff

The Best Winter Turtlenecks To Keep You Snug — And Oh-So Stylish

Staying fashionably cozy is totally possible with these 10 top options.

I know bone-chilling winter is here for a while and I’ll struggle to stay warm. One of the things I worry about is nailing the turtleneck, that crucial wardrobe essential that functions under oversized sweaters or as its own statement piece. Is cowl-neck the way to go? Or mock-? Ribbed? Boatneck? A-line? Drop-shoulder or raglan? Clearly there are too many choices, so help yourself to these stylish recommendations from fashion experts.   

Gather Tee by Free People

Dress up your black jeans with this black-and-white check turtleneck, says Stephanie Thornton Plymale, author, CEO of Heritage School of Interior Design and a lifestyle blogger focused on design and fashion on a budget. What she loves is that it sports a vintage vibe, which is on-trend in fashion and design. It’s stretchy, lightweight, comfy and perfect to layer up, she promises.  

Sizes XS–XL; $68; Freepeople.com

Turtleneck Sweater in Noir by Allude

Wardrobe architect and style engineer Alicia McCaslin of Tullebox points out that this turtleneck adds creative punch to a basic, a must-have for those who strive to “Buy-Less, Wear-More.” It can be worn under jackets and blazers without added bulk and possibly overheating, she suggests; or, pop your favorite white silk or cotton blouse underneath for a completely different look. Alternatively, try it over a slip dress.

Sizes XXS–L; $275; TheHive.com 

The Pima Micro-Rib Turtleneck by Everlane

McCaslin says this cotton micro-rib sweater is a terrific wardrobe staple, perfect for those who find cashmere and wool too warm or have allergic reactions to animal fibers. Use it to support your seasonal “statement piece,” she advises. 

Sizes XXS–XL; $40; Everlane.com 

Tissue Turtleneck In Fall Garden Floral by J.Crew

“This little gem comes in a green floral and doesn’t need ironing — we love that! Who has time for wrinkles? This lightweight turtleneck can be layered with a blazer, shirt or shacket,” says Plymale.

Sizes XXS–3X; $42.50; JCrew.com 

Long Sleeve Funnel Neck Capelet by Frank & Eileen 

For those who cannot do a traditional knit, this cotton funnel neck is especially a fan favorite for those who travel, says McCaslin.

Sizes XS–L; $218; FrankandEileen.com

Ann Mashburn Superfine Funnel-Neck Sweater

McCaslin says to consider this gorgeous superfine, semi-sheer, 100 percent Mongolian cashmere sweater. It’s an amazing piece to get maximum “cost-per-wear” in your wardrobe and is offered in the best buildable neutrals. McCaslin’s tip: Wear over a cami or under another sweater.

Sizes XS–XL; $295; AnnMashburn.com 

Cropped Turtleneck Sweater by H&M

Layer this sweater with a comfy tee and a pair of high-waisted jeans or even a mini skirt, Plymale recommends. Once the temperature plummets, add leggings and boots for a stylish look. “We love the modest price point for this wardrobe basic,” she adds. 

Sizes XS–XL; $18; HM.com 

Turtleneck Knitted Sweater by Mango

Channel Jackie Kennedy with this iconic short-sleeve sweater, challenges McCaslin. This stylish sweater is available in three colors, and she points out that it looks fantastic with ivory denim or your favorite pair of corduroy pants.  

Sizes XS–XL; $30; Mango.com

Lisa Yang Lucca Turtleneck in Sand by Hampden

McCaslin endorses a yearly luxury addition to your wardrobe — so, go for it! You’ll confidently reach for this decadent comfort piece when the temperatures drop and there’s added moisture in the air, assured it equally supports your stylish, chic look.

Sizes S–L; $700; HampdenClothing.com

Side-Button Turtleneck Vest by Anthropologie

“I’m loving this truly timeless staple,” Plymale admits, suggesting that the cozy-chic, chunky knit piece in bronze is sublime with a pair of pleather leggings or even tucked into a mini skirt. To evoke a seasonal voguish look, she suggests throwing on your favorite knee-high suede boots.  

One size; $98; Anthropologie.com

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