When the temperatures creep lower, our necklines creep higher. Turtlenecks and cowl necks are mainstays of fall and winter wardrobes. What’s the big dif, you ask? Let’s take a look at what separates the two.
Here are the main differences between a cowl neck and a turtleneck:
So, what makes it a Turtleneck?
A classic turtleneck has a more fitted neckline and hits one to two inches below the chin. All in all, the turtleneck is a sleek addition to your closet. Try pairing it with boyfriend jeans or a miniskirt this season to channel fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn to Sharon Stone.
Wear a turtleneck if you have:
- A long neck
- A long face
- A short torso
- Narrow shoulders
So, what makes it a Cowl Neck?
The looser cowl neck sweater has a funnel neck and drapes to show off your neckline. A cowl neck is often seen in knit tops and sweaters and should play a major role in your chilly weather wardrobe. Try a cozy cowl neck tunic length sweater with black leggings and suede booties, or take it to the office by front tucking it into a pencil skirt. Add a block heel or tall boots for an on-trend look.
Wear a cowl neck if you have:
- A long neck
- Small or large bust
- A larger head in comparison to your upper body
- A larger bottom half
Keep your options open and play around with proportions for both styles. Find the fits you like and add these necklines to your cold weather cache.
Which one do you prefer? Tell us!