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Not Your Mother’s Turtleneck

Have I mentioned the return of the turtleneck?  Here’s an excerpt from InStyle from last spring! “The only thing I need right now is a turtleneck,” singer Kelly Rowland told us after the BCBG Max Azria show, where every single look incorporated a turtleneck. And she won’t be the only one come fall, as designers at New York Fashion Week are showing off ways that turtlenecks can be worn with anything. Now, don’t run out to the nearest Farm and Fleet and start loading up.  Be selective with your turtlenecks.  You don’t want to look like Martha Stewart 1992 at Eastertime. (Although I’m sure her sweater is of the finest cashmere on the planet.)

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This look can be arty and modern if you wear it right.  Wear it wrong and you’ll look like a schoolgirl in a jumper.

Pair your new turtleneck (black is very safe and easy to use) under long, flowy dresses (see below), with pretty patterned short skirts and opaque tights or with a tweed sheath dress.

Those of you with long necks, go turtleneck crazy, add on a cowl neck while you’re at it.  Those of us with short necks, give the long banned from fashionable existence, mock turtlenecks a try.  They will help create more distance between your shirt and your chin, thus creating length.

However you choose to wear them, they are warm, they are easy and they are a must have!

Turtlenecks done right-

Rebecca Minkoff Dress and Paul & Joe Turtleneck from

Clothes We Love - September


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