There are few pieces more infinitely versatile than a turtleneck, and yet, it is easy to fall into sartorial monotony. Let it be known, there is nothing wrong with throwing on the high-necked wardrobe staple over a pair of well-loved jeans, but variation is key.
Not all turtlenecks are created equal – from slim-fit neoprene bodysuits and lighter weight ribbed layers, to sumptuous cashmeres and chunky knits.
What should you not wear with a turtleneck?
Balance is key. If you're rocking a tight-fitting turtleneck, avoid skinny jeans and leggings. Not only have Gen-Z vehemently vetoed them (skinnies that is, leggings are still safe for the time being), but otherwise your silhouette will be solely figure-hugging which can feel a bit dated.
Another consideration is the weight of the fabric. Lighter, sheer turtlenecks work extremely well over lace bralettes, but otherwise tight-fit styles are best styled as a base layer under shirts, bouclé jackets and blazers. Alternatively, a turtleneck cable-knit sweater vest would look great over a statement blouse with voluminous sleeves.
How do you wear a turtleneck with jeans?
There is nothing worse than a turtleneck that bunches up at your flanks when you try to tuck it in. For this reason, we love a tight-fit piece under high-waisted flares or an oversized knit, untucked and draped over a mini skirt with sheer tights and knee-high boots.
If you're in the mood for something more casual, team a neutral turtleneck alongside cool-girl combats or low-waisted baggy jeans.
Hello! Fashion shares the best ways to wear a turtleneck:
With dark denim separates
With a crisp midaxi skirt
With a statement belt
With a sheer skirt
With a relaxed-fit blazer
With a glossy leather trench
With a pleated midi skirt
With an LBD
With suede knee-high boots
With a patterned coat
How we chose the pieces:
- Style: Naturally, a super flattering silhouette is essential. When combing through the internet's top fashion sites for the best turtlenecks, we've ensured that all of our picks feature close-fitting, high necklines. We've delivered on scope - from mesh prints to cosy collar knits, these are the pieces we're lusting after this season.
- Price: Whether you're planning on splashing out or bagging a bargain, we've got a piece in your price range. We've selected this season's most stylish turtlenecks, ranging from affordable high street and mid-level brands to luxe designer labels.
Like this story? Sign up to our Hello! Fashion newsletter to get your weekly 'Fashion Fix' delivered straight to your inbox.
HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.