Turtleneck

Turtleneck

     A polo neck (UK) or turtle neck (US) or skivvy (Australia) is a garment—usually a sweater—with a close-fitting, round, and high collar that folds over and covers the neck. It can also refer to type of neckline, or the style of collar itself.

     A simple variant, the mock polo neck (or mock turtle neck) resembles the polo neck with the soft fold at its top and the way it stands up around the neck, but both ends of the tube forming the collar are sewn to the neckline. This is mainly used to achieve the appearance of a polo neck where the fabric would fray, roll, or otherwise behave badly unless sewn. The mock polo neck clings to the neck smoothly, is easy to manufacture, and works well with a zip closure.

     For both men and women, neckline trends come and go: — cowl necks, plunging Vs, henleys… but turtlenecks have earned its place as a classic. Here’s why:

  • The turtleneck brings your face into focus.
  • A mock turtleneck is a good option if you don’t like the bulk of a true turtleneck (it’s the same height, only the fabric doesn’t fold back over).
  • Stick with cozy, touchable materials for your turtleneck sweater because anything itchy or scratchy is unbearable on your sensitive neck area.
  • The black turtleneck is the ultimate classic because it creates a blank palette to show off wonderful necklaces, cuff bracelets or just a pretty face.
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