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Bird’s Eye View: Turtlenecks


While searching to find something that is both warm and elegant to wear to a dinner with friends – the chosen restaurant was unfortunately not the kind that appreciates my uniform of sweatshirt and jeans—I found myself reconsidering the role of the turtleneck. Whether comfortably chunky or formfitting a la the 70s, the few inches of added fabric around the neck immediately lends the wearer an air of sophistication by lengthening the torso and highlighting the face. The turtleneck look can be après-ski or intellectual, and it doesn’t always have to come as a traditional knit top. Don a dress with a turtleneck, and voila, polish and sensuality all at once. Mugler’s pre-fall 2015 collection offers an array of sleek turtleneck tops and dresses that contrast modesty with revealing cutouts and grommets. Suno, on the other hand, went the oversized route with a dark blue sweater pulled together with colorful braids and a sleeveless dress styled with a plain black turtleneck underneath. Completely different looks but equally stylish. From slope to office desk, nothing could be more graceful. (And don’t even get me started on turtleneck hair.)

No reason to wait until “pre-fall” season to wear this trend, shop these options available now.

Maje leather trimmed turtleneck sweater

The Row oversize cashmere turtleneck

Equipment leopard turtleneck sweater

McQ Alexander McQueen wool turtleneck dress

Equipment cashmere sweater

 Vince cowl neck tunic

Band of Outsiders silk and cashmere turtleneck

Nomia short sleeve turtleneck shift dress

Totême cashmere blend turtleneck



-Madison Shimoda


Tags: 60s / Fall 2014 / pre fall 2015 / Style

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