Turtlenecks, The Celebrities Who Love Them, And You

Generally, turtlenecks are stifling-hot neck-squeezers that ruin your hairdo but the fashion industry and the celebrities in this gallery disagree with me. They were all over the runways this year: Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Alexander Wang are a few names you may recognize who showed the extended-neck tops. This look can go a variety of different ways, so bear with me if you're interested in taking a turtleneck for a test-drive. And then check the gallery for a wide range of inspiration!

Turtleneck DOs:

- Layer under a jacket, a vest or a blazer.

- If you're going to wear a necklace, make sure it's big and short, and your turtleneck is thin and tight.

- Turtleneck dresses!

- Turtlenecks UNDER dresses!

- Sleeveless turtlenecks!

- Tight turtlenecks with loose pants or skirts.

Turtleneck DONTs:

- White turtlenecks, unless it's the 1990's and you're a dad coaching a soccer game in late November.

- If you're well-endowed up top, no turtlenecks. Sorry :(

- Tight turtlenecks with tight pants. Catwoman effect.

- Turtlenecks under ponchos.

- Turtlenecks with scarves.

- Long necklaces with heavy turtlenecks.

- Turtleneck maternity dresses. Too tent-like.

Jennifer Lopez (Neilson Barnard/Getty)
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Fri, Dec 9, 2011 7:32 PM EST







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