Black Turtleneck's Are A Cult Favourite For Fall

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This may sound a tad bit poetic, but if you buy a black turtleneck this fall you definitely wont regret it. Just like the little black dress it seems the black turtleneck has become an instant favourite for style lovers alike. And it has gotten to the point where it has reached no other than cult like status. This is huge because it is one of those Essex items that is truly universally flattering. And besides reaching that iconic place in fall and winter history, it happens to also be made in a variety of different fabrics to suit even the most fashion-conscious person’s needs.

Black Turtlenecks Cult Trendy Style Favourites

Photo: Black Turtleneck Street Style Getty Images

Especially at this time of year, when days are getting shorter and nights are colder, this simple and classic shell top makes for the perfect base layer. In need for a go-to office attire? Pair a fitted black turtleneck into a maxi fitted skirt and a pair of classic pumps or ankle boots. This gives the illusion you are wearing a lovely dress when it is simply a two-piece outfit. And for a little bit of edge, try that favourite no nonsense biker leather jacket. Dressing all in black can be elegant and it never goes out of style. Keep your accessories simple and try silver for a polished look.

Alessandra Ambriso Street Style Black Turtleneck Trend for Fall
Photo: Alessandra Ambriso Street Style Black Turtleneck Getty Images

Need a casual outfit for the holiday get together with friends or family? Try pairing a fitted thinner jersey like material black turtleneck with a pair of crisp comfy jeans and ballet flats or boots. This is not only a nice way to be casual dressy, but you will make a great impression this Christmas season. Trying to maybe keep up a bit with the trends? How about that dressy casual vibe with a Working Girl feel? Well try pairing a black turtleneck with a pair of high-waisted straight leg grey trousers or add a pop of colour for some spunk. Just make sure that the black turtleneck is the poised star for the entire outfit.

Olivia P Celebrity Street Style Black Turtlenecks
Photo: Olivia P Street Style Black Turtleneck Getty Images

I have a few examples of classic black turtlenecks that I think will be perfect for you this fall and winter season. Shop the chic looks as well below for more added style inspiration.

What do you think about black turtlenecks being cult favourites?

Written by Heather Noire

Not too big or tight, this black turtleneck is as timeless as the name. 

Banana Republic
Hudson Timeless Turtleneck Top
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The perfect comfy piece to pair with those grey trousers. 

  Tissue Turtleneck 
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This gorgeous turtleneck goes great with everyday jeans.


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The Turtleneck Black 

This smooth black turtleneck not only flatters your figure, it has a cult like style.

Soft Smoothing Turtleneck 

This black turtleneck looks great with a pair of trendy trainers. 

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Balenciaga Logo Patched Ribbed Turtleneck 


  1. Oh indeed! Black turtle necks are so chic for fall and winter! Love these examples!

    Allie of

  2. I've always been a huge fan of the black turtle neck, and wear them every winter. I think it might be about time for me to update mine though, and perhaps get a couple more!
    Suzy xx

  3. Such a great classic piece! I need a new one!

    Eileen |

  4. I'm crazy about turtlenecks- especially on dresses. I was actually shopping for one today on my break- looking for a black one too!

  5. I prefer scarves over turtlenecks but agree they seem like such a classic staple for cold weather for those that do enjoy them :)

    Thank you for joining the Weekday Wear Link up! Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

    1. That is a great winter accessory as well a scarf.

  6. I love wearing colourful outfits but a black turtleneck is a wardrobe staple in winter. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  7. Yes to the the black turtleneck! I love all the options you shared for styling one. So chic!

  8. I'm a big fan of the classic turtleneck- and in black, it's just too good to pass up! So chic and can be styled so many ways. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I used to wear turtlenecks but didn't like to feel constricted. I now have a couple loose turtleneck knit sweaters. These pictures though are inspiring, I might have to add one to my closet soon.

  10. I agree! Black turtlenecks go with everything and can be styled so many different ways!


  11. Such a wardrobe staple!

  12. Absolutely adore how they look like, but can´t stand the feeling of a turtle neck myself :)
    have a great day,

  13. Well now I need a black turtleneck!! I am the most unstylish person in the world, but this trend seems perfect for me! Even I can handle this one. :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. I had no idea that there was such a wide variety of couture featuring black turtlenecks!
    All of the outfit and street-style fashions you featured above look fabulous, as do the turtlenecks at all of the retailers whose shopping links you included above!

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