Fashion Trends

The Humble Turtleneck Is A Major Fall Runway Trend


While the turtleneck may have once been a sartorial no-no, it officially returned to the forefront of style this past season. For Fall 2016, the everyday turtleneck is being styled with ladylike dresses and skirts, for a surprisingly versatile take on the trend. If you’re planning to stay cozy as the temperature drops, draw your sartorial inspiration from the catwalks. Making a bold appearance with vivid bright hues and contrasting layers, the turtleneck is here to stay for the colder months of the year. We’ve curated a few easy ways to sport the trend for weekend, work and a night out this season.

Casual Chic

Try paying homage to the 1990s inspired schoolgirl trend, and taking your cues from the Tory Burch runway. A classic white turtleneck can be easily paired with a sleeveless blue suede frock, for the ultimate in Saturday style. For a finishing touch, accessorize your layered look with strappy black flats, a statement necklace and a matching leather satchel.

Work Wear

With its conservative high neckline, the turtleneck is a mainstay for the office environment this season. However, the punchy neon orange tone and contrasting patterns on the Dior runway prove that this autumn essential is no longer frumpy. Try turning to lace-up booties and a structured brown leather handbag to complete your inspired ensemble.


There was a time when the ubiquitous black turtleneck was once restricted to broody artistic circles, but it has now become a sartorial necessity. At Creatures of the Wind, a dark ribbed turtleneck sweater was paired with a black and white striped jumpsuit. The contrast in textures and fabrics creates a beautiful ensemble, while black leather shoes help to transport your style to new levels.

Photos: Vogue Runway