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How to Wear a Turtleneck with Curves

As I get more comfortable with myself, I get more into fitted items I wouldn’t have worn before. Turtlenecks are one of those pieces that were once on my “don’t” list. Now they are a basic that I wear in a variety of ways!

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I first talked about turtlenecks in 2017. I mentioned that in a previous relationship, I was told that I shouldn’t wear turtlenecks “because of my size”. Here’s the awesome part, I was actually thinner back then. Nonsense! Although I had gotten to the point of layering a turtleneck, I wasn’t comfortable wearing it just as a top just yet. It was a process! I slowly started wearing them on their own and haven’t looked back. 

This post was originally published in January 2017 and updated in January 2022. 

"All hail the turtleneck as this winter's wardrobe MVP."

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Here are the ways that I wear my turtlenecks:

Wear it with 

A Peacoat and Simple Silhouette

First, I feel like this is a super easy outfit to throw together! Moreover, a peacoat is another wardrobe staple to have in your closet. I paired a turtleneck with a long coat too. You can see that look here

Why this works: This is a simple look that is timeless and classic. Two things that always work!

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Try it with 

A Tulle Skirt

Next, this is one of my favorite looks. A basic turtleneck with a girly tulle skirt. Can you believe this skirt is thrifted? I have another tulle skirt that is thrifted that you can see here. Likewise, add a beret and your friends and family will think you are over the top. But you know they will secretly like it!

Why this works: The mix of fitted and classic with whimsical tells a story. 

Add a 

Blazer

Moreover, a turtleneck is chic on its own. Hold on, now add a blazer to look to elevate your look. I like my blazers to be fitted. However, I think you can do an oversized blazer and still look smashing. 

Additionally, I opt for thin turtlenecks for this layered look. That way I am not adding too much volume to my frame.

Why this works: A blazer is an easy way to pull an outfit together. You instantly look polished.

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Turtleneck in a Print

Finally, a turtleneck in a print is the most recent addition to my closet. I hadn’t worn something like this since maybe middle school? Anyway, I like that this is a thin top so I can tuck it in. Moreover, I like that it is a floral print on black. That makes it so easy to wear it with other fall/winter items. 

Why this works: A small print and thin fabric allows for this turtleneck to be layered. Also, the small print means it won’t overwhelm an outfit. Therefore, the chic turtleneck vibes remain intact!

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Which way to wear a turtleneck is your favorite? Let me know below in the comments!

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