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Turtlenecks in Fall: Chic or Frumpy?

Fergie 2012/08/31 19:00:00
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Turtlenecks have gotten a bad rap over the years and while you can always find them in stores, they haven't been widely popular since the '90s... or even hip since the '70s. Fashion always comes back around however, and Lucky Magazine editor Marlien Rentmeester tells us that this fall and winter we will see a turtleneck resurgence. I think the high-necked sweaters can look good or bad depending on how you style them... but what do you think? Are turtlenecks chic or frumpy?

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  • Bibliophilic 2012/09/01 00:46:11 (edited)
    Chic
    Bibliophilic
    +6
    Both, I love them because they're practical in cold weather. So cozy! I don't care what someone thinks of my shirt. They can be chic if they're paired with the right accessories and style.

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  • Dave 007 2012/11/17 14:58:32
    Chic
    Dave 007
    Oh no, back to the 80's and no major cleavage.
  • maggie 2012/09/17 00:19:52
    Frumpy
    maggie
    i cant wear them....id be yanking at it all day....
  • Tina 2012/09/14 18:45:15
    Chic
    Tina
    +1
    I think it's classy having turtleneck tops, however I wouldn't go on a date wearing one!
  • Dave 007 Tina 2012/11/17 14:59:06
    Dave 007
    Ha baby, show those boobies.
  • Trader1 is kerbonkin' 2012/09/12 03:34:58
    Chic
    Trader1 is kerbonkin'
    I love turtlenecks for the winter, I get soooo cold. I have a long, skinny neck (kids used to tease me in school), so anything that minimizes that "balloon on a string" look is great.
  • elizabetch 2012/09/11 23:09:16
    Frumpy
    elizabetch
    +1
    yuck :0
  • Sky Sky 2012/09/11 10:41:14
    Frumpy
    Sky Sky
    +1
    this is just me I cannot stand the things
  • Miss Fiona 2012/09/09 21:30:21
    Frumpy
    Miss Fiona
    +1
    I live in the South, so they always look frumpy here. The temperate isn't ever low enough for their appeal.
  • Relay 2012/09/09 00:20:15
    Frumpy
    Relay
    i hate turtlenecks ...
  • T 2012/09/08 11:46:34
    Chic
    T
    they hide "love bites" well.
  • Robin 2012/09/07 11:10:29
    Frumpy
    Robin
    I loathe anything arouind my neck, turtlenecks, a deranged killers hands, a rope, but especially a turtleneck. They make my head look like Ted Kennady's head (I am talking cattle head) and despite being an average weight, I look like one of the fattest people ever lived in one. NO NO NO!! And when I see one on someone else, I am always certain that their head is gonna pop off, or at least they will lose an eye.
  • Noor 2012/09/05 20:18:52
    Chic
    Noor
    They are a godsend to some of us who don't like the cold .... and some of us who do not have perfectly taut necks either! They are also a perfect underlayer for a lot of fashions. Classics come and go but they always return.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/09/05 16:43:07
    Chic
    Margaret Jacobson
    I wear mock, full turtlenecks !! I wear them layered with a parka or jacket. I love to wear a lot of color !!
  • Gil 2012/09/05 13:22:50
    Chic
    Gil
    Styles come and go only to return again. I think shoes are a good example of that.
  • P. Sturm 2012/09/05 11:16:16
    Frumpy
    P. Sturm
    It depends entirely on the turtle.
  • brian 2012/09/05 07:52:30
    Frumpy
    brian
    I can't stand the term Chic. so Turtlenecks are cool man, cool! They are the symbol of function before form, hence making people look wise unless they are waring them in the summer. Fashion can be ignorant when used by egotistical people, but when used right, it can be an aesthetic intelligence.
  • Charmaine Warren 2012/09/05 07:41:43
    Chic
    Charmaine Warren
    +1
    Love them!
  • addie 2012/09/05 05:20:56
    Chic
    addie
    They can look very sophisticated. It just depends on who and how.
  • Robin addie 2012/09/07 11:12:47
    Robin
    +1
    I am one of the ones who does not look good in one. I look like I am headed to walmart in at 10 in the morning on a sat, dragging a hoard of screaming kids behind me, and oh yeah, I forgot something.... my bra and I am stepping on my nipples
  • nicesteve 2012/09/05 04:56:59
    Frumpy
    nicesteve
    Quite frumpy, thank you very much. Unless cold weather conditions really make them neccessary, I woulden't wear one. Even so, I'd search hard for alternatives before I'd wear
    a turtleneck.
  • Robin nicesteve 2012/09/07 11:13:38
    Robin
    It could be 70 below with windchill of minus 120 and I willl not wear one
  • Barbara 2012/09/05 04:46:09
    Chic
    Barbara
    I've worn turtleneck every year, just finished our winter and I reckon it looks fab, just like the lady in the picture above.....
  • oldhenry 2012/09/05 02:51:15 (edited)
    Chic
    oldhenry
    The black turtleneck sweater I wear in the winter is a godsend. It's more a practical item than a fashion item. A 'dickie' like some motorcyclists and others wear outdoors in the winter is a second choice. I also have a couple of mock turtlenecks for the warmer winter days.
  • Dave In Cali 2012/09/05 02:51:10
    Frumpy
    Dave In Cali
    +1
    You didn't give a neutral response, so I just clicked one. WARMTH is about FUNCTION over FORM.

    Fashion isn't even as important as the color of your last stool sample.
  • Fashionable60s 2012/09/05 02:17:14
    Chic
    Fashionable60s
    They are practical and warm in winters. The also layer beautifully. As far as I am concerned, turtlenecks are always fashionable.
  • Cnaitop 2012/09/05 02:09:44
  • MarcusRP Cnaitop 2012/09/05 03:12:07
    MarcusRP
    Great for you.
  • El Prez 2012/09/05 01:47:38
    Frumpy
    El Prez
    It realy depends on the turtleneck and the circumstances.
  • Robin El Prez 2012/09/07 11:15:52
    Robin
    Not to mention the size of the person's head who is planning on wearing it. Myself, for example, in a nice low rounded collar, look quite lovely. Put me in a turtle neck and Wa La! Ted Kennedy has returned from the dead and is standing before you in the flesh, err... a turtle neck :)
  • becky.kuntz1 2012/09/05 00:31:01
    Frumpy
    becky.kuntz1
    +2
    It actually depends on who is wearing the thing... right?
  • Zepland 2012/09/05 00:04:53 (edited)
    Chic
    Zepland
    In freezing temperatures the turtleneck is a rich look. Nobody looks good when they are cold and hunched over in a slouch to keep warm. Don't forget to accessorize.
  • Rdtourist 2012/09/04 23:46:48
    Chic
    Rdtourist
    When I don my riding leathers in colder weather, a turtle neck liner shirt is a Godsend, cuts the draft between the leather jackets and the helmets of the outfits.
  • readmylips 2012/09/04 23:01:55
    Chic
    readmylips
    +2
    Turtlenecks will always be in style.. A classic.
  • Tom Camfield 2012/09/04 21:58:43
    Chic
    Tom Camfield
    +1
    They do cover a lot of wrinkles for the older set.
  • blumunofky 2012/09/04 20:11:55
    Chic
    blumunofky
    Turtlenecks forever! They nicely finish off a blouse or jacket, keep you warm, and as you get older, they do a lot to disguise those sniewy tendons in your neck or those unfortunate double chins. (Brace up, folks, we'll all have them someday.)
  • jeremyperryfranz 2012/09/04 20:06:44
    Frumpy
    jeremyperryfranz
  • addie jeremyp... 2012/09/05 05:16:28 (edited)
    addie
    +1
    Well that one sure is! lol Although I think it is more of a cowl.
  • Dori 2012/09/04 19:23:11
    Chic
    Dori
    Turtlenecks have been out of style? No one told me and WHO said so in the first place? Good grief are we ever going to use our own minds for our own personal tastes. I could give a chit what someone else thinks.
  • Maiko 2012/09/04 18:36:58
    Frumpy
    Maiko
    +2
    I guess really it depends. Most of the time, I think they're frumpy...
  • waterlady 2012/09/04 17:52:05
    Chic
    waterlady
    They keep your neck warm in the winter.

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