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Video:Tips for Wearing a Turtleneck Sweater

with Kaytie Sproul

Learn about wearing a turtleneck sweater, including what goes well and what goes badly with a turtleneck. Here, see great tips about wearing a turtleneck sweater.See Transcript

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Transcript:Tips for Wearing a Turtleneck Sweater

Hi, I'm Kaytie Sproul, here for About.com, and today I'm going to give you some tips for wearing turtleneck sweaters.

Information About Wearing a Turtleneck Sweater

While some may argue that turtlenecks are old-fashioned or constricting, they're actually one of the most versatile and forgiving articles of clothing. Here are a few things you can do to get the most out of your turtleneck sweaters.

Helpful Tips for Wearing a Turtleneck Sweater

What you wear with your turtleneck can make all the difference when trying to dress it up or down. If you're going for an upscale appearance, pair your turtleneck with slacks or a skirt, and a cute pair of heels.

If you're trying to pull off a more casual look, jeans or capris with flats or ballerina slippers are just the ticket. You can further each look with the right hair and makeup. Smokey eyes and free-flowing hair are perfect for a night on the town, while a simple pony-tail with some lipstick or gloss is all you need to downplay a turtleneck.

Accessorizing a turtleneck can be a bit tricky, but subtlety is the key. Stud earings, opera length necklaces, and delicate bracelets or watches are the best items to wear with turtlenecks. Bolder pieces, like chandelier earrings, can also pair well with turtlenecks, so long as they're a solitary statement.

Clothing to Complement the Look When Wearing a Turtleneck

Since turtlenecks are a staple of the fall and winter, additional articles of clothing can enhance their warmth and style. Layering, for example, is a great way to both insulate and add a splash of color. A long coat furthers the look, and a pair of knee high boots rounds off a rich appearance ready for the cold weather conditions.

Just a tip: The fabric of a turtleneck largely accounts for its style and fit. If a turtleneck clings to your head as you pull it on, it will most likely feel tight or uncomfortable on your neck. While this is a preferred style for some, there are other options that leave substantial breathing room, such as a cowl neck. Whether you're going for a professional, classy, or chic look, turtleneck sweaters can easily fit into just about any category. Besides being a warm and cozy choice for frosty winter days, they're an enduring fashion statement that's appropriate for almost any occasion.

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