26 May 2021

Don’t Forget The Turtleneck?

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Not the cashmere kind; the light, wear with anything kind.

I decided it was the right time to wear a fine turtleneck and after much searching realised I don’t have one.

A total wardrobe essential is sadly missing from my drawers. Where they have disappeared to I have no idea but I am fast replacing them. I’m talking about the light and stretching ones that work alone or equally as well with a jacket or sweater. They are a mid-season deal really but with the unpredictability of climate, they are always a safe bet to have.

The cotton mix turtleneck fits well and sits well.

I can’t believe I haven’t been wearing one of these turtlenecks since forever; it was always a firm favourite and such an easy option.

The light versions don’t need to be an investment and I am hard-pressed to see the difference between many of the designer styles and the less expensive pieces. The lightweight turtleneck is a quick and easy upgrade to update the wardrobe.

How could I forget one of the most timeless pieces of all? Not any more xv.

Don’t Forget This Turtleneck

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Thank you Vicki for this; I have been so frustrated in the last several years, not being able to find the kind of turtleneck that is fitting and tight. All I ever see in the stores are the “cowl neck” types and the baggy fitting sorts. These sleek, form-fitting styles are the best!


These are the ones, Anita… yes I think the sleek style looks great with so many different pieces… Baggy is a whole other look and one I like too with the right bits.. but these couple of examples are a true essential… :)


Oh my, I love turtlenecks and cowl necks, especially my cashmere versions for cold weather, but here in my hot/humid area (North Carolina) they have been dry cleaned and packed away in their moth-proofed bags for a month now, and even lightweight versions would be stifling I’m afraid.
Were you just in Devon Vicki? We should be there right now on our planned trip but had to cancel yet again due to COVID – now scheduled for Sept/Oct – fingers crossed we’ll make it – my family are missed so much, and we’re all aging fast!!! We so want to travel again.
Mary x


Devon was heaven, Mary… one of my favourite counties in England… we had a gorgeous break away even though it poured and poured… still gorgeous though :)


I always have my essential three colours …. Navy, rose pink, lavender. As you say, so darn useful!

But my absolute OMGoodness essential? A surprisingly inexpensive knitted jersey A-line black skirt. I picked it up in the States and honestly cost per wear must be in the minus as it is always to hand. However, it is now reaching an end and I am looking everywhere to find a replacement.


Those favourite pieces are just the best… and this skirt sounds like a true winner… good luck finding a new one, Alexandra..


Vicki, it’s not like you to miss wearing something like this! I’ve still been wearing my turtle neck especially as the weather as been so cold. It’s a lovely Uniqlo navy one and I’ve loved wearing it. It’s been great with jeans of every combination and some lovely straight stylish trousers. I’ve even had a vest underneath on vey cold days!!! I do feel this has been a go-to jumper for many many years. Hopefully we will be talking about linen dresses and tops soon and I’m replying from Provence!!! 🤞


Yes, I hope so with the linens and summer dresses… I wore a dress today but had to add my parka because it was still so chilly! Lucky you in Provence, Janet… enjoy every second… :)


Totally agree Vicki, so many inexpensive ones. I usually update with the Massimo Dutti/Zara range as each season they offer a variety of light or warm, long or 3/4 sleeve…have even purchased cashmere there.
Than you for the suggestions.

Michelle á Détroit

I am a huge fan of turtle necks. The only problem is that the fitted and/or thin ones outline everything underneath-belts, waistbands, bra lines. The photoshopped department store pics are a fantasy.


I always buy a size up for that reason so they cling less where I don’t want!! Model pictures are never brilliant.. I agree, Michelle.


Totally agree, Vicki! I am a petite size 8 UK but always go up a size to ensure a neat line.


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