|Black Turtleneck: Gap
Jacket: Coldwater Creek
Pinstiped Trouser: Lane Bryant
Let me confess up front….I’m not a fan of turtlenecks. I always felt like they were choking me and actually made me appear larger than I am. I much prefer a V neck sweater..or cowl…or boatneck. But, I have allowed this black turtleneck to hang around my closet for over 15 years and I usually wear it at least once a winter….I tried to change one year and bought thrift turtlenecks in many colors…which eventually went right back to thrift.
Researching the history of the turtleneck, did not endear me to mine at all. Any fashion statement that was originally worn by dock workers should be suspect from the beginning! The dark “seaman” look is really not all that attractive. But I will concede…occasionally, the classic black turtleneck can have its place and serve its purpose.
I do not ascribe to the one site I found which said,
Clothes Women Should Never Wear
From Turtlenecks to Tapered Pants, Styles That Don’t Suit Your Shape
Never say never. Depending on how you style turtlenecks…I think they can suit your shape but it requires pairing them with a great jacket!! Nevertheless, this is probably my one time for this winter…but, never say never!!
|Seychelles Flats: Marshalls