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 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 internets’ 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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