How to Style Turtlenecks to Look Modern

Winter wouldn’t feel like winter without a warm, cozy turtleneck in your wardrobe. From slim-necked and classic to loose, chunky, and oversized, there’s sure to be a type of turtleneck that looks fabulous on you.

Here are five popular turtlenecks and how to style them to look modern and fabulous!

Turtleneck Sweaters - Peach relaxed neckline

1. Classic Tunic Turtleneck

The classic tunic turtleneck is one of the most popular types this season. With its slim silhouette, rollover neckline, and sporty side slits, it is the definition of casual chic. The softer, the better! This one is light, warm, and snuggly and only needs a pair of jeans to make you look gorgeous. I love that beautiful blush shade that complements any skin tone!



2.  Mock Neck Sweater

A mock neck is similar to a classic turtleneck but with a shorter collar. Instead of the collar ending just under the jaw, it stops at the Adam’s apple and does not need to be folded over. This is an excellent style for women with shorter necks who don’t want their turtleneck to swallow them up or for anyone wanting a less bulky look than a rollover turtleneck.

This pretty rust mock neck sweater is rion trend now because of the beautiful collar, which can be unbuttoned and folded down for a more relaxed look.


Turtleneck Sweater - Blue Funnel Neck

3.  Funnel Neck Sweater

Funnel neck sweaters are my favorite type of turtleneck. They are mock neck sweaters, with the top of the collar a little wider than the bottom, just like a funnel. The collar on a funnel neck is an extension of the sweater rather than a separate piece sewn on. I think this makes them look very modern and artsy. (See the cashmere mock turtleneck I wore in the fall).

One of the nice things about a funnel neck (or mock neck) is keeping you warm without making your neck feel hot, stiff, or crowded.



4.   Cowl Neck Sweater

Cowl neck sweaters are the most relaxed turtlenecks and are a beautiful way to frame the face softly. If you are a gal, who is very curvy or busty and doesn’t want a lot of bulk up top, the soft drape will work well for your shape.


Turtleneck Sweaters - Blue Sleeveless

5.  The Sleeveless Turtleneck


This classic sleeveless turtleneck is a very sexy look and is great for the gal who loves to show off her toned arms. It looks sleek and sensational tucked into a pair of cropped waist tie pants. Add some heels and a fab bag to have a sophisticated look. Did you see this in the blush color too? It’s stunning!

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5 thoughts on “How to Style Turtlenecks to Look Modern

  1. Very informative, but no mention of ‘scrunched’ turtle necks; my favorite way to style slim fold-over ones. When shopping online, I try to avoid those floppy, saggy ones, but unless they give you a clue in the description sometimes, it’s kind of hard to tell by the pictures. I suspect they may be deliberately vague.

  2. Turtlenecks are not an excellent look for the older crowd. They emphasize jowls and an aging neck (with some styles. )

    1. Hi Jane, I think you hit the nail on the head..with some styles. If they are very close fitting and you have a jowly neck, they can emphasize things, but a softer, looser turtleneck or cowl neck can be pretty flattering.

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