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The 12 Best Turtlenecks to Get You Through the Cold Months

Your favorite winter basic...just got a lot less basic.

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Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.

The turtleneck is a closet basic. Like the fitted t-shirt, it's available in countless shapes, prints, fabrics and fits, making it one of the most versatile items a woman can have in her wardrobe. There's a good chance you already own at least one turtleneck already—if not, what are you waiting for?—but our list of the best turtlenecks, below, will show you how this winter go-to is not only the ultimate layering piece, but a chic and cozy top that can be worn solo. From the lightweight and practical to the oversized and warm, these are the must-have turtlenecks to stock up on.

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The Printed Turtleneck
Puppytooth Stretch-Mesh Turtleneck
GANNI net-a-porter.com
$135.00

This Ganni printed turtleneck is the perfect transitional piece for layering under the summer clothing you're having a hard time bidding goodbye. Wear this turtleneck under your favorite slip dress to carry it into the winter months. Finish off your look with some trendy combat boots and a moto jacket and you're out the door. 

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The Ribbed Turtleneck
Sweater Rib Turtleneck
LACAUSA lacausaclothing.com
$66.00

The Lacausa ribbed turtleneck is the perfect cozy but lightweight sweater. The ribbed texture of this turtleneck gives it a close fit, and the multiple colorways make it a versatile piece that will slot right into anyone's closet and life.

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3 Milo Pullover
Free People freepeople.com
$148.00

It's sweater weather season (finally)! You're lying to yourself if you don't think a plush pullover turtleneck is what really gets you through the bitter cold months. Pair this relaxed-fit turtleneck with a knit skirt or your favorite denim and you're ready to go with little effort. 

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The Cropped Turtleneck
UO Mia Turtleneck Cropped Sweater
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com
$69.00

We're cropping everything this season, from puffers and cardigans to turtlenecks! Wear yours with a pair of high-waisted bottoms that match up with the cropped hem. 

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The Bodysuit Turtleneck
Colorado Thong Bodysuit
Wolford net-a-porter.com
$250.00

The Wolford Colorado bodysuit is an fashion editor favorite. Available in both black and white, this turtleneck is another go-to base layer for any outfit. No matter if you're sporting this turtleneck with denim or your favorite silky pieces. the soft stretch fabric and thong bodysuit give you a seamless tuck every time.

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The Essential Turtleneck
Sanctuary Essentials Turtleneck
Sanctuary Clothing amazon.com
$58.95
$44.34 (25% off)

A classic black turtleneck is the ultimate layering piece. Take this base layer and a crisp white button-down  and tuck them into a pair of dark wash denim—then throw on an oversized wool-blazer to complete the outfit. It's a chic, easy, and warm look that can't go wrong. 

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The Sleeveless Turtleneck
Alloy Stretch-Knit Turtleneck Top
The Range net-a-porter.com
$62.50

The Range has a knack for making the perfect basics you'll want to wear on repeat. Try this high-neck, shoulder-baring top with a pair of wide-leg trousers for a polished look. 

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The Cut-Out Turtleneck
Raundi Sweater
19-09-30 violetthrelfall AM1 B5
PAIGE shopbop.com
$185.26

We love a peekaboo moment. This cozy and slouchy turtleneck shows some skin with its shoulder baring cut-out. Wear this on date night or to dinner with the girls for a little unexpected detail. 

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9
The Cashmere Turtleneck
Cashmere Double Slit Turtleneck
Vince vince.com
$465.00

Who doesn't swoon over cashmere? Vince does it best with timeless staples made from super-soft luxe cashmere. This relaxed-fit turtleneck works with everything, from denim to pleated skirts.

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The Graphic Turtleneck
Schild Sweater
Perfect Moment shopbop.com
$290.00

Whether you're hitting the slopes or waiting by the fire for all the après ski activities, this turtleneck is practically screaming for its time in the spotlight. 

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The Boyfriend Turtleneck
Raey Cropped Displaced-Sleeve Roll-Neck Wool Sweater
Raey matchesfashion.com
$495.00

Raey's merino wool turtleneck is a flawless example of the borrowed-from-the-boys fit. Pair this oversized turtleneck-sweater with other neutral pieces for a low-key look. You still can layer this with more oversized pieces like jackets and blazers; the thick wool will eliminate the need for a bulky winter coat. 

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The Sheer Turtleneck
Charli Turtleneck Top
20-09-11 mannequinshopbop AM1 B1
Jonathan Simkhai STANDARD shopbop.com
$31.19

This uber-sheer turtleneck might not keep you warm this winter—but paired with a black trouser and a full-coverage bra, this transparent look is sure to turn up the heat. 

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