The 16 Best Turtlenecks for Women in 2023

Your favorite winter basic just got a lot less basic.

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Welcome to The Essentials (opens in new tab), our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

The turtleneck is a closet essential. Like the T-shirt, it's available in countless shapes, prints, fabrics, and fits, making it one of the most versatile items you can have in your wardrobe. Of course, there's a good chance you already own at least one turtleneck—and if not, what are you waiting for? From basic black and white pullovers to oversized sweaters with slouchy necks, the limit doesn't really exist when it comes to building your assortment. This is why our list of the best turtlenecks will show you how the winter staple is not only the ultimate layering piece, but a stylish and cozy option you can also wear solo with jeans, trousers, skirts, and beyond. From the lightweight and layer-able to the baggy and statement styles, these are the must-have turtleneck tops and best sweaters you should stock up on ahead of winter 2022-2023.


Best Turtlenecks for Women

Emma Childs
Style Editor

Emma Childs is the Style Editor at Marie Claire, where she researches up-and-coming trends, curates shopping guides, and gushes about the must-buy items she can't stop thinking about. She previously wrote for TZR, Editorialist, Elite Daily, and Mission Magazine and studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University. When she's not writing up fashion deep-dives or finding the season's best pieces, you'll find her fiddling around in Photoshop and perusing HBO Max for the next show to base her personality on (currently, it's "Succession").