Looking for someone or something that hugs you in the right place, at the right time, pours tons of warmth and sensual curves on that hot bod of yours? Oh… ticks the sartorial box as well. Looks hot. Is pretty versatile. Loves your body. Knows your body. Flaunts your body. Noooooo, we’re not talking about a bloody fuck boy. It’s the next best thing though: it’s a thing you put on, that makes you feel very sexy in a very retro and un-flaunting-flesh-sort-of-way, it keeps you warm, it covers you entirely, and it used to be a massive hit back in the day. All the 90s supermodels had it on.
The TIGHT TURTLENECKS ladies and gents. It is one item that every single woman on the face of the Earth used to wear the hell out of, regardless of style, age, or season. Why? Because it’s the perfect piece. So I seriously don’t know why it took it so long to make a comeback?
Now that the 70s are still going strong, and the retro luxe glam looks are on the rise, no wonder we’re taking plunges in the past to emulate some of the looks that still make us sigh to this day. Hello Cindy Crawford in mom jeans and a basic black tight turtleneck! Uhm… hello Marilyn Monroe in her high waisted pants and her black turtleneck sweater. Swear my grandma had the exact same sweater in all the colours.
Truth is we’ve been straying a little too far and for a little too long from fitted things. I guess those 2000s took their toll on us and we’re basically left with a trauma of not looking like a 2000s Britney Spears par example. Fashion wise people. Don’t read between the lines. Not the case.
But I think we grew so much in the past 15 years, and have become these sophisticated fashionistas who love to have fun with fashion and can do a fab job with just about any item. Yes, even those that once had an infamous reputation: tight clothes.
WHY we must wear tight turtlenecks again and HOW to wear them?
One word: empowering. We’ve been experimenting and successfully playing with fashion for so long, that I think we’ve earned the right to tight clothes. The tight turtleneck is the perfect way to start: it covers entirely, it can be made from any fabric, can translate to any style, it can look proper, polished, sexy, retro, luxe, glam… you name it. Not a style and a look in the world that the tight turtlenecks can’t nail.
Besides, 70s and 90s are still on our inspo list and THIS was major back then. #justsaying
HOW to wear them? You may hate me right now but… however you want. Tight turtlenecks look fantastic with high waisted bottoms be it skirts or pants.
- high waisted mini skirts, pleated skirts, A-line skirts, pencil skirts
- high waisted pants
- wide legged pants
- mom jeans
- skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, baggy jeans,
- sneakers, ankle boots, thigh high boots
- shift dress
There would perhaps be one item I’d never pair with a tight turtleneck. Leggings. And I’m a girl who thinks the right kinda leggings can be worn as pants you know. Printed styles, edgy looks a la Rihanna. But pairing them with a tight turtleneck is like mistaking an ordinary day for Halloween. Catwoman alert.
Anyway… let’s get some inspo and get ourselves cozy and hot in turtlenecks.
So what do you think: yes or no to tight turtlenecks?