Fall Trend: Black Turtlenecks

Audrey Hepburn first immortalized the black turtleneck during the beatnik 1950s, and the classic style is back for Fall 2010. While we don’t expect you to rock it with lots of edgy and futuristic updates ala Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler, you can wear it with big, bold statement and bib necklaces.

Check out our picks below.



Black Turtlenecks

1. Elbow-Sleeve Turtleneck, $68 at White House Black Market
2. Silk Cashmere Knit Puff-Sleeve Turtleneck, $34.99 at Newport News
3. Unisex Tri-Blend Turtleneck, $32

Black Turtlenecks

4. Kamella Silk-Cotton Turtleneck, $79.50 at Ralph Lauren
5. Majestic Turtleneck, $95 at Nordstrom

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Comments

  1. Darla Carla says

    Love the Newport News turtleneck, but the link doesn’t seem to be working. Do you have the item number or some other way to find it on the site?

    • TBF says

      @Darla- unfortunately the turtleneck was sold out. Apparently a large number of people bought it within 2 hours of the post

  2. Courtney says

    Love the look! But is there anyway to prevent it from making you look like you have a fat neck? Would a mock turtleneck cut down on the padded look?

    • TBF says

      @Courtney- we’re not a fan of the mock turtleneck. To reduce the appearance of a “fat neck” (we’re sure you’re neck is awesome)- try pairing it with a bib necklace that draws the eye towards your chect and away from your neck :)

  3. donna says

    i fail to see how something as basic as a black turtleneck can be considered a trend. maybe you can feature that variations you mention in your article instead.

  4. Sarah says

    I know their should be something out there for everyone so maybe I should not say this but… As a fair skinned freckle face woman, I wish black would just go away. Black and navy makes on me looks ill unless I wear it with a colorful scarf that brings some life back into my face. Black looks fantastic and sophisticated on one of my best friends with a completely different complexion.

  5. says

    Do you have any current photo examples of wearing statement/bib necklaces with a black turtleneck? I get it, in theory, but I keep thinking of my un-hip stepmother’s “necklaces over turtleneck” look in the late 80s!

    Thanks!

  6. SV says

    Point to remember: turtlenecks may not flatter larger-busted women. I’ve always loved them, but a picture taken of me in one changed my mind…

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