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The 14 Best Turtlenecks to Buy This Winter (& How to Style Them, According to a Celeb Stylist)

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The classic turtleneck—a must-have, a staple and a trusty option for the cold winter months. Whether you prefer a chunky version for maximum coziness or you’re in search of a thinner model to layer under a sweater vest or sweatshirt, there are tons of options to choose from. Plus, we caught up with celebrity stylist Liv Schreiber for her tips on how best to style your turtleneck of choice.

Meet the Expert

Liv Schreiber is a celebrity stylist and influencer.

How Do I Style a Turtleneck?

According to Schreiber, there are many facets to styling a turtleneck. For example, if you’re headed to work she suggests layering “a cashmere turtleneck with an oversize blazer, followed by a trench or peacoat, with jeans and boots.” Another option? “For a date, try a turtleneck with jeans and high boots, followed by a cropped moto or jean jacket,” she tells us. It’s easy to fall into a full-on neutral look for winter, but Liv loves a good pop of color. “Get colorful with it! Wear a fun contrasting color to make your eyes pop. Deep purple is great for green eyes, orange for blue eyes and green for hazel eyes,” she advises.

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There are a ton of ways to style a turtleneck, but there’s one we’re kind of over for the time being, and Liv concurs: wearing chains over a turtleneck. She mentions that infamous photo of The Rock is “engraved in my memory,” and we don’t disagree. Leave this look to ‘90s The Rock, we’ve got you covered with other styles to try out.

Ahead, 14 turtlenecks to add to your cart this winter.

The Best Turtlenecks, At A Glance:

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J.Crew

Best Overall

1. J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck

J.Crew

According to several PureWow editors, this is a must-have turtleneck. Fashion editor Abby Hepworth says, “I legitimately own seven of these,” while senior editor Dana Dickey adds, “They’re the perfect weight to layer, and just a bit warmer than a long-sleeve T-shirt.” Plus, this style comes in 21 colors.

Size range: XXS to 3X

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Jenni Kayne

Best Alpaca Sweater

2. Jenni Kayne Alpaca Cocoon Turtleneck

Jenni Kayne

Cozy, warm and the perfect oversize fit, this sweater is a great winter staple. The ribbed hem, sleeves and turtleneck are a great touch and it’s made of an Alpaca wool blend.

Size range: XXS to 3X

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H&M

Best Budget Option

3. H&M Rib-Knit Turtleneck Top

H&M

Whether you’re using this as your base layer to go skiing or are adding a sweater vest on top, this turtleneck is affordable enough to buy as many as you need. It has a ribbed texture and the neck isn’t super chunky for a more breathable fit.

Size range: XS to XL

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Abercrombie & Fitch

Best Pink Turtleneck

4. Abercrombie & Fitch Classic Easy Turtleneck Sweater

Abercrombie & Fitch

If your closet is stuffed full of neutrals like ours, treat yourself to a pop of color during the snowy months. This sweater is available in 12 other colors and has a slightly cropped and flowy silhouette at the bottom.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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Mango

Looking for something a little sleeker without the sweater effect? We’ve got you covered. This shirt has a crinkle-like texture and a ruffled turtleneck for a touch of feminine flare. It’s also available in fuchsia if simple black isn’t your vibe.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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Mango

Best Short-Sleeved Turtleneck

6. Mango Turtleneck Knitted Sweater

Mago

A short-sleeve turtleneck is a great way to give your outfit the illusion of layers without all the extra fabric. This one is made of a lightweight knit material and comes in five colors.

Size range: XXS to 4XL

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J.Crew

Best Cropped Turtleneck

7. J.Crew Cashmere Cropped Turtleneck Sweater

J.Crew

A cropped sweater to pair with your beloved high-waist jeans? Not a problem. This one is a soft cashmere material and comes in six colors.

Size range: XXS to 3X

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Everlane

Best Cashmere Turtleneck

8. Everlane The Cashmere Ribbed Turtleneck

Everlane

Don’t be fooled: This sweater isn’t mock neck, the front of the neckline is cut out for an edgier look. This is a practical choice if you can’t stand the feeling of high necklines but still want a little extra warmth. The cashmere is ribbed and the sleeves are quite oversized for a cozy look.

Size range: XXS to XL

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& Other Stories

Best Merino Wool Turtleneck

9. & Other Stories Fitted Merino Knit Turtleneck

& Other Stories

This fitted turtleneck is a warm option for the office when a regular blouse just won’t cut it with the dropping temps. The merino wool is very soft and will keep you feeling toasty. Plus, it comes in three other colors: pink, black and white.

Size range: XXS to L

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Madewell

Best Sleeveless Turtleneck

10. Madewell Hallowell Turtleneck Tank Top

Madewell

Pop this sleeveless turtleneck under a blazer to eliminate the feeling of additional layers, or wear it by itself if your office is particularly warm. It hits just above your waist to fit comfortably with pants or a skirt.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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J.Crew

Best Cable-Knit Sweater

11. J.Crew Cashmere Cable-Knit Turtleneck Sweater

J.Crew

Après ski vibes, anyone? A classic cable-knit sweater is a style that will always be a favorite around here. It has a cropped fit and is nice and thick to keep you warm. The cashmere is incredibly soft, and it comes in three colors.

Size range: XXS to 3X

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Naadam

We’re obsessed with this turtleneck bodysuit, plus, it’s made of a soft cashmere blend. Liv Schreiber claims “anything Naadam is a go-to for me." This pick comes in two other shades and is very stretchy and comfortable.

Size range: XS to XL

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Alo Yoga

Softest Turtleneck

13. Alo Alosoft Refine Turtleneck

Alo Yoga

You can dress this uber-soft turtleneck up for a day of errands or throw it on for a workout. Senior editor Dana Dickey says this is a must-have for yoga. “This is my fave for the beginning and end of hot yoga class in the winter. The tech fabric breathes enough to let me warm up, then take it off for the rest of the sweat session.” It also has thumb holes to keep your sleeves in place.

Size range: XS to L

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Everlane

Best Ribbed Turtleneck

14. Everlane The Pima Micro-Rib Turtleneck

Everlane

This simple silhouette is a great layering piece, per food editor Katherine Gillen, who says, “This Everlane turtleneck is, to me, perfect. It sits close to the body but never feels clingy and holds its shape through the day. I have two of them and I love layering them under sweaters or button-downs—I’m feeling like Diane Keaton.” It’s available in 11 colors and comes in Supima and Pima cotton options.

Size range: XXS to XXL

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