Turtlenecks
Bottega Veneta Fall 2023. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Turtlenecks are a hallmark of winter. The only problem is that they spend most of the season all covered up with only their collars allowed to bask in the sun, er, snow. Which is why you should be looking for turtlenecks with something special up top. That way they'll still make a strong statement even layered under all of your very necessary layers.

For this shopping roundup, we're including both sweaters and more traditional tops. Because regardless, they'll still be at least the second layer hidden under your coat. So what makes for a strong collar showing? Well, texture tops the list. From exposed seams to crinkled satin and even faux fish scales a la Bottega Veneta, as long as that character extends to the collar, they're all good ways to go.

See-through is also encouraged since you're already planning on (partially) covering up. Whether it's in the form of perforations, cut-outs or simply sheer material, you'll definitely need to slip on something underneath. Good news, though. You can leave the revealing necklines intact.

A bold pattern also works wonders. Even if the print is featured all over not just on the top. As long as you're not sporting a matching jacket, it still gets the job done. COS has a great tortoiseshell design, while MM6 Maison Margiela's starry motif is truly otherworldly. Leave it to Jean Paul Gaultier to design a moody, graphic decoration over a semi-sheer base.

On the price front, this is definitely a scenario where designers have more to offer. Be prepared to pay the price to make a proper presentation. Although some fashion house creations are less than you might expect. Like Diesel's two-tone top for $150 and Bevza's sweater vest at $306.

Ready to stake your claim on the flashiest turtlenecks currently on the market? Great. Keep reading to discover which ones will put a little pep into your winter wardrobe. Warning: You're probably going to want to buy several so make sure you know how much you can afford to spend before going any further.

Chet Lo Flame Maul Top
Chet Lo

Chet Lo Flame Maul Top Black/Red, $298 at Slam Jam

Acne Studios Crinkled-Satin Turtleneck Top
Acne Studios

Acne Studios Crinkled-Satin Turtleneck Top, $680 at Net-a-Porter

Bevza Square Vest
Bevza

Bevza Square Vest, $311 at Bevza

OPEN YY Pink Drawstring Turtleneck
OPEN YY

OPEN YY Pink Drawstring Turtleneck, $105 at SSENSE

Ulla Johnson Adora Turtleneck
Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson Adora Turtleneck, $490 at Shopbop

MM6 Maison Margiela Printed Turtleneck Top
MM6 Maison Margiela

MM6 Maison Margiela Printed Turtleneck Top, $390 at Mytheresa

Isa Boulder Blue Gradient Turtleneck
Isa Boulder

Isa Boulder Blue Gradient Turtleneck, $445 at SSENSE

COS Merino Wool Turtleneck Top
COS

COS Merino Wool Turtleneck Top in Dark Yellow/Tortoiseshell, $69 at COS

Rag Bone Ingrid Oversize Rib Wool Funnel Neck Sweater
Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone Ingrid Oversize Rib Wool Funnel Neck Sweater, $495 at Nordstrom

Baserange + Net Sustain Omato Ribbed Stretch Organic Cotton Turtleneck
Baserange + Net Sustain

Baserange + Net Sustain Omato Ribbed Stretch Organic Cotton Turtleneck Top in White, $86 at Net-a-Porter

Alaïa Cage Knit Highneck Jumper
Alaïa

Alaïa Cage Knit Highneck Jumper, $2,160 at Alaïa

Maisie Wilen Green Perforated Turtleneck
Maisie Wilen

Maisie Wilen Green Perforated Turtleneck, $290 at SSENSE

Bottega Veneta Fish Scale Wool Sweater
Bottega Veneta

Bottega Veneta Fish Scale Wool Sweater, $2,150 at Bottega Veneta

Diesel T-Ribelle Tank Top
Diesel

Diesel T-Ribelle Tank Top, $150 at Urban Outfitters

Marni Distressed Cotton Knit Turtleneck Vest
Marni

Marni Distressed Cotton Knit Turtleneck Vest, $735 at LuisaViaRoma

Jean Paul Gaultier Navy Mariniere Turtleneck
Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Navy Mariniere Turtleneck, $350 at SSENSE

Reformation Carmen Knit Top
Reformation

Reformation Carmen Knit Top in Olive, $128 at Reformation

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