The 16 Best Turtlenecks to Last You Season After Season

Your favorite winter basic just got a lot less basic.

The 16 Best Turtlenecks to Last You Season After Season
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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 (opens in new tab), 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 turtlenecks to ribbed textures and oversize styles, 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 (opens in new tab), but a stylish and cozy top you can also wear solo with jeans, trousers, skirts, and beyond. From the lightweight and layer-able to the oversize and warm, these are the must-have turtlenecks to stock up on.

Taylor Ayers is a fashion editor at Marie Claire, covering the new editorial fashion trends, looks, and contemporary styles.