As I get more comfortable with myself, I get more into fitted items I wouldn’t have worn before. Turtlenecks are one of those pieces that were once on my “don’t” list.

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Black_Turtleneck

I referenced Turtlenecks in of my blog posts from two years ago. My post, How to Layer a Turtleneck with Curves, talked about how to use this basic to layer to anchor tops and dresses. I mentioned that in a previous relationship, I was told that I shouldn’t wear turtlenecks because of my size. I talked about how I was starting to wear turtlenecks again.

Although I had gotten to the point of layering a turtleneck, I wasn’t comfortable wearing it just as a top just yet. It’s a process!

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Who_What_Wear_Skirt
Who_What_Wear_Skirt

Turtlenecks are one of those pieces that were once on the “don’t” list.

This year, I am into wearing a turtleneck just as a top. It’s one of my favorite basics lately. Especially my black turtleneck!

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Old_Navy_Peacoat

I feel like it’s such a chic piece when worn the right way. However, turtlenecks can be hard to pull off with curves.

So, I got a few tips on how to wear them and feel good while you are at it. These tips are pretty similar to my other ones:

Black_Turtleneck

Stretch

I make sure my Turtlenecks have lots of stretch in them. I want my turtleneck to move with me.

Fit

Go with a size that skims your body. That way it is fitted for structure but not skin tight. I suggest trying different brands. For me, Old Navy and Banana Republic have worked out. I think fit was the reason why I started getting comfortable wearing it as a top.’

Basic Colors

Opt for basic colors such as black or grey to start out. That will make the piece a lot more versatile. You build from these basics and create all kinds of outfits. Go with a print, like stripes, or bolder color once you are more comfortable.

Black_Turtleneck

I feel like it’s such a chic piece when worn the right way.

Black_Turtleneck
Black_Turtleneck

This is how I have been wearing Turtlenecks lately. I have been pairing them with full skirts, fitted stretchy pants, and peacoats. I love the way these pieces look together! You may remember this thrifted tulle skirt from another post, I tried Thrifting and this is what happened. Such a fun skirt!

If you haven’t noticed, other than the gray turtleneck outfit, most of the outfits in this post are a remix of the same pieces. I like to do that so I can maximize my wardrobe. Also, Mixing pieces Up was the original idea of my blog.

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I have been trying berets this winter too. I like to try something new every now and then. My head is on the larger side so finding hats that fit can be a challenge. These berets have been perfect.

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I like to try something new every now and then.

The other skirt I’m wearing is midi length. This is another whimsical skirt. I love the polka dot print and the flowy feel of this skirt. It gives off a little 1960s throwback vibe. If you are wondering about the wreath, this was part of some of my (last minute) holiday content.

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I have been sticking to black and grey turtlenecks for now. I may pick one up in red and another with stripes.

Gray Turtleneck Size Large Here|| Tulle Skirt Similar || Belt Here ||Black Heels Here || Beret Here || Glitter Heels Here || Midi Skirt Size 16 Here|| Peacoat Size Large Here || Stretch Pants Similar ||

Alright, your turn, are you going to try Turtlenecks this winter?

… Because getting dressed (and living life) should feel good!

-Vivian

Wearing a Turtleneck with Curves

By the way, I took a little unexpected break from blogging due to work on my dissertation for my doctoral program. Now I am back!

Rather listen to this post instead of reading it? Check out Episode 13 “Wearing A Turtleneck With Curves” of the Don’t Mix In  podcast. Join me as I dive into the topics on this post. Don’t Mix In can be found on Apple Podcasts and pretty much anywhere you find your podcasts! If you are into what you hear, be sure to subscribe and leave me a review.

You can always find me on Instagram @mixitupwithcurves

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