A variety of turtlenecks, funnelnecks, and cowlnecks for you

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Those of you who’ve been hanging out here for a while know that I’ve got a thing about tops and sweaters that cover my collarbone—I just don’t think they flatter me much. But we’re in the middle of a cold snap here in New York, and suddenly a cozy, high neckline is looking very appealing. Take, for instance, this chic brown specimen.

A camel sweater is just so elegant, and the ever-so-slightly flared sleeves here are a cool touch.

I love the fuzzy texture and hot pink hue of this one, and I don’t mind the side slits either.

The way the arms here are kind of puffy and then narrow at the elbow feels very pricey-Euro-chic to me, but this sweater is from Allsaints and is pretty well-priced.

A cozy cashmere option in icy grey.

Would you call this a jewel tone? Because they are on my mind since so many women turned up at the inauguration in them.  Whatever it is, I like it: such a fun, bold way to wear color.

This dolman sleeve specimen is dirt cheap and comes in a decent variety of colors.

The over-long sleeves and contrasting ribbing on this merino turtleneck from La Ligne are both really chic touches.

Another cashmere sweater that’s the just-right amount of slouchy.

I really dig a short-sleeved sweater—so perfect for layering—and have been looking around for a good one for quite some time. This cowl neck might just be the one.

A boiled cashmere sweater from Vince that comes in so many good colors I had a tough time choosing one; here’s one that’s similar but cheaper (and not cashmere, alas).

A sharp cable knit sweater that also comes in a very rich cognac.

 

I thought I’d outgrown being a sucker for an asymmetrical sweater, but clearly not.

This grey cashmere mock neck is designed for a close fit, so if you want something roomier, size up.

This wool-alpaca blend looks hand-knit and fancy to me, but it’s from Cos and rings in under $200.

I like the swingy shape here, and the ribbing on the arms as well.

Just a really good leopard print that’s currently marked down.

The slightly puffy sleeve on this ribbed sweater gives it a feminine touch.

A cute spacedye number that everyone will think is Missoni,

A nicely oversize option from Vince.

I feel like I owned this awesome sweater in the 80s. It also comes in a cobalt-y blue colorway, but I think this option is much more sophisticated.

I like the nubby texture and broken stripes on this one.

This mockneck comes in a zillion colors (many on sale) and is just a good, classic choice.

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17 Thoughts on A variety of turtlenecks, funnelnecks, and cowlnecks for you
    Sarah
    26 Jan 2021
    10:21am

    I WISH that I could make batwing style sweaters work, but I can’t figure out how to wear them under coats with normal arm holes. Unless I want my sweater to ride up…

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    EW
    26 Jan 2021
    1:59pm

    I’ll never regret a Vince sweater, I have both of those shown – split hem in a marble grey and the funnel neck in camel….
    hmm, maybe I’ll go put one on now 😉

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    JB
    26 Jan 2021
    1:39pm

    Ooooh… I want that Vince sweater. And so many good colors! I’m thinking the boiled cashmere might pill less — can anyone speak to that? I bought that navy Cos sweater — I fell in love with the photo online – but the fit was so wonky I had to return. It was oversized per Cos usual, but weird bulging at the armpits. I think it was due to yoke knit. So disappointed!

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      Pamela S Chadwick
      26 Jan 2021
      2:27pm

      Just bought the COS. Hope I’m not disappointed.

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    Tahe Z
    26 Jan 2021
    11:23am

    I’ll take every last one. Sweaters are my favorite food group!!

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    Mouse
    26 Jan 2021
    8:39am

    Love that swingy AYR sweater, and I’m also a fan of shorter-sleeved sweaters for layering. Do you know about a yearly sort of pop-up called The Cashmere Sale? I recently bought 2 poncho-type thingies with zip up front and short sleeves and they are worth every penny. 50% off sale right now too.

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    Robyn
    29 Jan 2021
    5:18am

    I love a cozy mock neck sweater and you’ve given some good options. My problem lies with the fact I’m an inverted triangle shape and anything with dropped shoulders isn’t so appealing. On the hunt for mock neck sweaters without dropped shoulders. I just purchased a cotton mock neck from J Crew. It’s sold out on line but I called a store and they are shipping it to me.

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    themis
    26 Jan 2021
    9:17am

    Asymmetric one is sold out already. Foo! Loved that detail.

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      Kim France
      26 Jan 2021
      9:41am

      Check out the Allsaints site, themis; it’s still available in some sizes: https://rstyle.me/+2l810vkbFb3Ipbrt97Ha8g

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    Sarah
    26 Jan 2021
    9:32am

    Can’t beat tried and true Aritzia Wilfred Montpellier – a cult classic among Canadians!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      26 Jan 2021
      1:11pm

      Ooo! Love that!

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    Caroline
    26 Jan 2021
    9:49am

    My sweet husband bought me that Vince sweater for Xmas and it is so flattering and cosy. Photo doesn’t do it justice.
    So ,he bought it in brown….I am truly not a brown sweater person but, its a beautiful brown and looks great with brown hair.
    Its my current favorite, in brown. Its good!!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    26 Jan 2021
    1:00pm

    I hear ya’ about flashes of exposed skin being flattering, but there are times I just need all of my chins tucked in and cozy!

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    AnneL
    26 Jan 2021
    6:19pm

    I have lately been enjoying wearing a turtleneck (mostly a looser standup style) with a button down underneath with the collar popped up – it makes me feel very Diane Keaton in a variety of incarnations. Especially good with a dark gray t-neck and a chambray shirt.

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    AKnyc
    26 Jan 2021
    9:51pm

    I appreciate your posting a range of styles. I LOVE turtlenecks of all types. It’s a good thing for my wallet that I’m on a self-imposed sweater moratorium, because I’d wear 99% of these!

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    Jax
    26 Jan 2021
    4:47pm

    I really like that nubby stripey Anthro sweater. It meets my ideal of casual/nubby/comfy but not boring. However, I wish it weren’t so darned short/cropped and also so wide…

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    Rachel
    26 Jan 2021
    3:13pm

    These are so great but for those of us allergic to wool and cashmere…only 1? It’s okay I deal with this every winter. There just aren’t that many good looking turtlenecks that aren’t wool or cashmere.
    thanks for it anyway.

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