These 11 Black Turtlenecks Have Won Over The Internet

When you think of the black turtleneck's place in the fashion world, there are a handful of iconic moments that come to mind. Audrey Hepburn's debut as a bohémienne in Funny Face, Karl Lagerfeld taking a final bow after one of his (many) runway shows, Steve Jobs being well, Steve Jobs. The cold weather staple has managed to transcend all genders, regardless of personal style, since the 1920s. And as our modern wardrobes can attest, it's still kicking.

With so many options to choose from — oversized, slim-fitting, cropped, cable-knit, cashmere — how do you go about sussing out the best ones worth buying? As with most things on the internet, it turns out the review sections for black turtlenecks are rife with opinions. So to save you the headache of having to deal with shipping returns, we've thrown together a list of all of the internet's pre-approved options. Whether you're searching for a reliable heattech top to get you through winter, or just hoping to recreate a Dwayne The Rock Johnson costume next Halloween, shop these ten top-rated picks ahead.


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Everlane The Cashmere Square Turtleneck

Come winter, we're all in the business of avoiding "bulk" wherever we can. A cropped cut is an easy solution for evading unnecessary bunching under our thick coats. You can easily toss this cashmere sweater over any pair of pants, no tucking or styling tricks needed.

The hype: 4.77 out of 5 stars and 1060 reviews on Everlane

What they're saying: "This sweater is the perfect amount of boxy. It’s fitted in the chest and then gives a nice flow of fabric around your stomach. It’s also the perfect length- not too long, not too cropped. The stitching details on the sleeve are so pretty, and the length of the turtleneck lands more in the middle of your neck which looks so much more effortless. Such an amazing style for wanting that classic look without having to wear something fitted. Love!" - Bar61, Everlane review
Everlane The Cashmere Square Turtleneck, $165.00 Buy
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Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Uniqlo's Heattech turtleneck should be a staple in any Winter Survival Kit. Apart from being comfortable, its next-level insulation ensures you'll never feel freezing again.

The hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 45 reviews on Uniqlo

What they're saying: "I love it! The fabric is very light, soft, and elastic which makes it really comfortable, yet it's not see-through. The best part is that the Heattech fabric actually works and it keeps you warmer than you'd expect from a similar article of clothing. The style is fitted but it stretches nicely...This is a great top to take on a trip, since it doesn't occupy much space and it's versatile enough to be worn as a base layer or on its own. - Mariajose, Uniqlo review
Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck T-Shirt, $19.90 Buy
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Halogen Wool & Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Face the cold head-on in a buttery soft cashmere and wool blend top. Hologen makes a rib-knit trim oversized turtleneck that reviewers can’t stop buying in multiple colorways. 

The hype: 5 out of 5 star reviews on Nordstrom

What they're saying: "You will get a lot of use out of this sweater this winter! I’ve already worn it on cooler days. It is more of a tunic length on me (5’3”) and that is exactly what I wanted. I got the beige color and am very happy with my purchase." - LorrieC, Nordstrom review
Halogen Wool & Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater, $179.00 $99.90 Buy
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Quince Mongolian Cashmere Turtleneck

Quince wins the award for high-quality 100% cashmere sweaters at a steal of a price. Their chic turtleneck is less than $65, versatile, will last a lifetime, and has an almost perfect 5-star review.

The hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 95 reviews on Quince

What they're saying: "I have been so satisfied with your cashmere sweaters that I have already bought three for this winter. nothing like the warmth and softness. . . and spending this winter being cuddled up in a good product. great length- long enough to feel comfortable. . washed it and it held its shape up great- super price. thanks!" - Katherine, Quince review
Quince Mongolian Cashmere Turtleneck, $64.90 Buy
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Wosalba Long Sleeve Turtleneck Slim Top

This slim and snug top is the perfect base layer. The body-hugging fit allows you to prolong your warmer weather wardrobe when layered under your favorite dress or tee. And according to reviews, your purchase also comes with a surprise necklace completely gratis (we don't pretend to completely understand the ways of Amazon storefronts), so you get even more bang for your buck.

The hype: 4.6 out of 5 stars and 4,695 reviews on Amazon

What they're saying: "...I am a big busted woman and I hate it when a shirt makes me look even larger. I tend to wear v-neck clothing or peephole shirts to avoid that giant boob look. However, this shirt does not give that giant boob effect! It is nice and stretchy and comfortable. I especially love the length. I am not pulling it down all day. It stays put and can be worn at work with slacks (as I have on now) or on the weekends with some cute leggings. I have gotten so many compliments. I love the faux turtle neck, the material is not see through either, but it is nice and light weight...I will be ordering some more!!! - Niecy, Amazon review
Wosalba Long Sleeve Turtleneck Slim Top, $20.99 Buy
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Kotn Fitted Turtleneck

Meet the quintessential classic black turtleneck. Made from cotton, it's lightweight enough to layer yet warm enough to wear on its own, super-soft, and holds a shape that's not too tight, not too relaxed, but just right.

The hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars and 99 reviews on Kotn

What they're saying: "This turtle is such good quality and it fits so well! The neck is nice and snug and it's super cozy. Also the packaging had absolute minimal amounts of waste in it, which to me goes to show that they actually care about sustainability :)" - Zahira, Kotn review
Kotn Fitted Turtleneck, $39.00 Buy
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Aerie Fleece Oversized Turtleneck Sweatshirt

Planning on living in leggings and an oversized turtleneck for the next couple of months? Then you've come to the right place.

The hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 32 reviews on American Eagle Outfitters

What they're saying: "Holy Comfort! I love this sweatshirt! Turtlenecks are my thing in the fall/winter and this is amazing! I can’t wait to wear with some skinny jeans! I have worn with leggings and the comfort level yet cuteness is beyond!" - Amata, American Eagle Outfitter's review
AE Fleece Oversized Turtleneck Sweatshirt, $44.90 $26.97 Buy
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Athleta Foresthill Merino Wool Ascent Turtleneck

Thumbholes. Enough said. But in all seriousness, this stretchy wool-blend top is a great accessory for outdoor adventures. The thumbholes are merely a plus.

The hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 333 reviews on Athleta

What they're saying: "I've been looking for a basic black turtleneck that can be dressed up or down and that packs down to almost nothing - and I've found it! The material is buttery soft, surprisingly warm, and it's easy to take on and off (which I don't typically find to be the case with turtlenecks)." - Cricket, Athleta review
Athleta Foresthill Merino Wool Ascent Turtleneck, $79.00 Buy
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A New Day Turtleneck Fleece Sweatshirt

You likely speed-clicked through this article on the hunt for the most affordable option. Well congrats, you've found it. But while the price of this top might be cheap, the amount of five-star reviews proves the quality is far from it.

The hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 73 reviews on Target

What they're saying: "i LIVE IN THIS SWEATSHIRT. i went up a size for an oversized look. i live in wyoming and this is better than some of my most expensive warm weather gear. the crop hits me perfect (i'm 5'5). i have it in two colors and i guarantee ill have worn them out come spring!! IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING BUYING THIS DO IT! it is soft and the lined fleece is so warm.." - JB, Target review
A New Day Fleece Pullover Sweatshirt, $20.00 Buy
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Gap Merino Turtleneck Sweater

If you're looking for a classic staple in a versatile fabric, try this merino wool option. It's lightweight, great for layering, and can be easily washed in the washing machine.

The hype: 4.2 out of 5 stars and 11 reviews on Gap

What they're saying: "I  have been buying merino jumpers for a few years. They are comfortable to wear, not scratchy next to the skin - useful in both summer and winter. They wash so well. I have had one which must have been washed 20 to 30 times and it still looks fine." - Jenny, Gap review
Gap Merino Turtleneck Sweater, $69.95 $34.97 Buy
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L.L.Bean Pima Cotton Turtleneck

And the crowd goes wild for this longtime fan favorite. With over 1100 positive reviews, this Supima cotton top has proven itself to be a tried and true pick over the last couple of decades.

The hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 1314 reviews on L.L.Bean

What they're saying: "I've been buying these pima cotton turtlenecks for over 20 years and you'd think there'd be nothing new to say, but these are the features that make this one the best yet. The neck is sized just right, not too tight or loose. The length of the neck fabric is just right, long enough to wear scrunched or traditionally folded over with an ample fold. The arms are long enough to cover my long arms over the wrist and full enough to not be tight to the arm." - Sagebrushgal, L.L.Bean review
L.L. Bean Pima Cotton Turtleneck, $29.95 Buy
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