The 12 Best Turtlenecks to Get You Through the Cold Months

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

The Best Turtlenecks to Get You Through This Cold Snap
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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.

Taylor Ayers
Taylor Ayers

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