How to Layer a Turtleneck with Curves

 

I was once told by ex-boyfriend that turtlenecks don’t look good on me. That I was too “big” wear one.  So, of course, I bought more turtlenecks.

However, over the years, I forgot about this rebellion and stopped buying turtlenecks. I found that they were actually hard to pull off and feel comfortable.

Well, the rebellion is back, and that’s what we are Mixing Up in this post.


Turtlenecks can be tricky if you have curves. It can take away from your silhouette if not worn the right way.

I got a book a few years back, that changed the way I thought about turtlenecks. The book,  How to Have Style by Isaac Mizrahi, had a different take on this basic piece.

In addition to all of the other good stuff in this book (this book changed the way I dressed & shopped), he discussed turtlenecks. Isaac talked about using turtlenecks to “anchor” prints. Basically, layering your dress over a turtleneck.


Loved that. That meant I could wear sleeveless dresses and tops in the winter.  So I did just that and was hooked instantly!

Adding a turtleneck adds a little bit of a chic vibe. It elevates an otherwise boring piece.

It has become a way to add another layer of versatility to a piece. Oh

This first outfit is an Ann Taylor dress I got a few seasons ago. I am wearing a Large.  I layered it over a Target Mossimo Turtleneck. The turtleneck I’m wearing is a 2XL.

I added tights to the mix as well. I get my basic black shapewear tights from Target ASSETS Tights line. I am wearing a size 4.

This means that tops that I would not be able to wear in the winter are now fair game.

Wearing a turtleneck under tops brings different pieces into play for the winter. In this second outfit, I matched up this Target Who What Wear Layering Top with my turtleneck.


Then I added my Target Who What Wear Oversized Cardigan. Loving how this cozy outfit feels good on and looks chic.

The turtleneck plus the cardigan softens this high contrast print.


Outfit 1 Style Breakdown: Target Mossimo Turtleneck Here | Ann Taylor Dress Similar | Target ASSETS Tights Here | TJ Maxx Purse Similar | Vince Camuto Booties Similar | Target Merona Belt Similar | Fossil Watch Similar | 


Outfit 2 Style Breakdown: Target Mossimo Turtleneck (See Above) | Target Who What Wear Layering Top Here | Hue Denim Leggings Here | Target Who What Wear Oversized Cardigan Here | Michael Kors Watch Here | Clarks Booties Similar | 


Sometimes my son jumps in the shot (super impeccable timing).  Me in the back there.


And my little guy again..
Because getting dressed (and living life) should feel good!

-Vivian 

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I'm Vivian a... Curves and Color on a Budget Blogger, Wife, Mom, School Psychologist, and Doctoral Student. Wearing and posting what I like.

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