The One Trick to Pulling Off a Turtleneck If You Have Big Boobs

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Turtlenecks are constantly being touted as a winter wardrobe staple. But for ladies working with a little more in the boob department, they can seem intimidating.

Luckily, we recently discovered a genius styling trick from Katie Sturino, the blogger behind The 12ish Style (who’s also a member of the PureWow Coterie). We spotted her looking beyond chic in a high-neck top and realized something: It’s all about using a turtleneck as a layering piece instead of a stand-alone item.

When you wear a turtleneck on its own, the uninterrupted silhouette can emphasize a larger chest. But when you wear one underneath a hoodie, blazer or even a deep V-neck top, you're splitting up the visual and giving the eye more places to look. Basically, it’s super flattering. The key is to find a thin, tissue-like version like these from J.Crew, Topshop and Sejour.

Turtlenecks: They’re not just for A-cups anymore.

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Sarah Stiefvater

Wellness Director

Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...
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