The Turtleneck.


I’m sure any man would probably disagree with me (at least maybe until they see these photos), but I find the turtleneck to be surprisingly sexy.  Am I totally crazy here?  That could be the case.  I’m not talking about loose chunky knit turtlenecks, here… but a good, thin, slim-cut turtleneck.  It ‘s not only incredibly elegant, but it definitely has at least a little bit of sex appeal.  I’m personally partial to J.Crew’s cashmere turtlenecks, but also love this one from Vince.  And if you want an under $100 option, it doesn’t get better than this.  So good.  I actually do not currently own any slim cut turtlenecks, but aspire to add a few to my wardrobe this season.

Shop my favorite turtlenecks:




images:  one // two // three // four

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  1. Meghan says 1.13.14

    I surprised even myself and wore a turtleneck here:

    It’s from Target years ago but it’s great for layering. And I’ve had my eye on that Vince one, too! (Again, surprising myself).

  2. Heidi says 1.13.14

    Maybe the last two are perceived as “sexy” because the models are clearly not wearing a bra! I get what you’re saying, but I just had to laugh when I saw those two. I do agree, slim turtlenecks have a slightly French appeal to them and they definitely can be elegant.

    • Grace Atwood says 1.13.14

      haha! well, even if they were wearing a bra I think the effect would be the same…

  3. Chelsea says 1.13.14

    I love JCrew’s tissue turtleneck and their cambridge sweater turtleneck. I have to say, awhile ago, I wouldn’t have been in the turtleneck camp, but I’m really loving the look these days.

  4. I totally agree. a well fitting, slim turtleneck can be just the right subtle sexy.

  5. Love that white cable knit on in the photo.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  6. Dana says 1.13.14

    I completely agree, I find turtlenecks super elegant! I was so sad when the bf machine washed my best cashmere one last year. Still on the hunt for a replacement.

  7. jillian says 1.13.14

    um im with you! but i need to find one that doesnt choke my neck too much… i get chlosterphobic! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  8. I agree! I have a black thin one that with a pair dark skinnies and black ballet flats always feels very classic.

  9. bclaire says 1.13.14

    I totally love turtlenecks and agree that sometimes a fitted item that covered a lot of skin can be sexier than something more bare. I love the Splendid one you include here.

  10. Leehe says 1.13.14

    I wrote a similar post on my blog!

  11. Nancy says 1.13.14

    I get made fun of sometimes when I wear turtle necks but honestly it makes me feel like Audrey Hepburn sometimes XD

    The Artistically Challenged: Beauty, Fashion, Music, Lifestyle Blog

  12. theknittycontessa says 1.14.14

    That white chunky cable knit sweater is amazing! Do you know where I can find that one?

  13. Akaleistar says 1.14.14

    These pictures are so chic and cozy!