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Rediscovering the Turtleneck: Your Ultimate Style Guide for the Autumn Season



After decades of being side-lined by fashionistas and relegated to the depths of closets, the turtleneck sweater returns triumphantly to the fashion scene. This season, it claims its well-deserved spot on the shelves, available in various materials and an impressive array of colours, re-emerging as a stylish ally against the autumn chill. So, let's reacquaint ourselves with this classic piece!

With its cocooning comfort and thoughtful designs, the turtleneck wins over hearts this autumn. Gone is its somewhat dated image from the 1970s and the lull it experienced in the 1990s; now, it's warm, cosy, and in vogue. It's not just a neck protector that conjures up childhood memories of itching – this season, it can stand alone as an outfit. You'll even find turtleneck sweater dresses, perfect when paired with a stylish pair of natural material knee-high boots.

Beyond its warmth and comfort, the turtleneck boasts the versatility to adapt to any occasion. Whether it's a day at the office, a shopping spree, a family outing, or a dressed-up evening event, this piece effortlessly fits into your plans and personal style.

So, how should you wear it? Whether you prefer a chunky knit, mohair and alpaca for ultimate comfort or a finer, sleeker version resembling an underlayer, the key is to wear it with intention.

Seventies Style: Embrace its slightly retro vibe by pairing it with flare jeans, high-waisted pants, or a skirt, along with ankle boots.

Casual Cool: In its oversized and simple variation, it complements slim pants, pencil skirts, sneakers, and a chic pea coat.

Preppy Chic: Give it a hint of bourgeois charm with a pleated skirt, sneakers or derbies, and a Perfecto-style jacket. It's also an excellent match for a checked pair of pants.

Elegant Evening: The turtleneck can be surprisingly sophisticated. Whether you tuck it into a skirt or pants or opt for a cropped version with a knee-length dress, it can elevate your look. Consider black monochrome for a special occasion and add some glittery or golden stockings for the holidays. With a slim fit and the right accessories, you'll ooze elegance.

Accessorise: Plain turtleneck sweaters are perfect for adding statement necklaces or shiny earrings to instantly elevate your look. You can also experiment with a belt to accentuate your waist.

Now, let's discuss choosing the fitting turtleneck for your body type. The good news is that with its various cuts and styles, there's a turtleneck for everyone:

Slender Figures: You can confidently wear oversized or form-fitting turtlenecks, even considering a bodysuit version. Pair them with slim pants or a pencil skirt for a polished look.

Petite Frames: opt for short or cropped turtlenecks paired with high-waisted bottoms to create a well-proportioned outfit.

Curvier Silhouettes: Avoid tight-fitting models that might appear vulgar. Opt for larger, trapezoidal shapes in soft, cocooning materials for a chic and comfortable look.

Lastly, when choosing your turtleneck, consider your complexion to enhance your face's radiance. Stick to shades that complement your skin tone to ensure you look your best.

Practical and chic, the turtleneck is the perfect autumn companion. What are your thoughts on this classic piece?

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