Updated September 20, 2020
One of the best things about winter is getting cozy in a comfortable turtleneck sweater. For some women, turtlenecks are a winter essential, not only because they keep you warm, but many styles are very stylish and elegant, so you look great as well. From oversized to fitted styles that work for the office in cotton, cashmere, viscose, or alpaca, we have rounded up all kinds of options to help you find a go-to turtleneck that will get you through the coldest winter days.
Uniqlo Merino Wool Turtleneck
Uniqlo has a great selection of turtlenecks, especially if you are looking for a garment for layering, as most of their styles tend to be very fitted. Uniqlo sweater has a reputation for being warm, soft, and very flattering for most body types. They are also easy to care for since they are generally machine washable. If you aren’t familiar with merino wool, it is very soft wool known for not being itchy. Since Merino is wool, it is excellent at retaining warmth and has the insulating properties that you would find in regular wool without the discomfort that you can sometimes get. Most women who buy this Uniqlo design find that the quality and the price are very good for what you are getting.
Available from Uniqlo
Everlane Cashmere Turtleneck
The Everlane Cashmere Turtleneck is a trendy, basic style that works well with most body types. The cashmere quality is reportedly very soft and high quality, so it is comfortable to wear even without an underlayer. If you stick to the standard sizing, the fit will be a tiny bit roomy, but that helps add to the comfort. It comes in many different colors, so there is something for everyone. If you are looking for a cashmere staple that you can dress up or down, Everlane is an excellent place to start.
Available from Everlane.com
Saodimallsu Womens Turtleneck
This chunky turtleneck is one of those Amazon clothing items that influencers and Instagram can’t get enough of. It comes in lots of lovely colors, is loose and boxy enough to ensure a comfy fit, and the price is perfect for those who are watching their budgets. The cuff on the sleeves is a key feature to making this sweater look modern and fresh.
Available from Amazon
L.L Bean Cotton/Cashmere Turtleneck
This L.L Bean turtleneck is an exciting combination of cotton with a little bit of cashmere thrown in. It isn’t always the easiest to find a cotton sweater, so this style is very popular for women who dislike wearing pure wool. Since this sweater is primarily cotton, it means that it will be nice and soft while still being reasonably durable. It is also a jersey knit, so that helps to make it even smoother. You can put this turtleneck right into the wash, no need for dry cleaning or hand washing here. It has a slightly fitted shape so that you can wear it on its own or as a layering piece. It doesn’t come in the broadest range of colors, but you can get it in most of the basics.
Available from L.L. Bean
Naadam Lightweight Turtleneck
If you are looking for moderately priced, good quality cashmere, you will want to check out Naadam. The company deals directly with herders who raise the goats for the cashmere, so they can get a reasonable price that they, in turn, pass onto the consumer. The turtleneck pictured is a cashmere and silk blend, so it is going to be super soft. They have a few different turtleneck styles that all look very comfy. The colors are a little bit limited on some of their designs, but they have the standard colors that will suit most women.
Available from Naadam
Cowl Neck Sweater from CHELSEA28
A comfy cowl neck style that works well if you are looking for a turtleneck that you can wear with regular pants is the Turtleneck Sweater from CHELSEA28. The material is 55% cotton, 26% polyester, 11% nylon, 5% wool, 3% spandex. The crapped at the waist hem is super flattering with skirts. This design does have to be hand-washed, so be aware of that if you are interested in purchasing it.
Available from Nordstrom
A style that looks great with leggings is this v28 sweater that is a popular option on Amazon. It is made from viscose and nylon, which means the sweater has a silky feel to it. It is reportedly very high quality, and the length is very long, so it can conveniently cover any of those areas that you would prefer not to draw attention to. Most reviews say that this sweater is really warm and thick, while still being soft and comfortable. It also reportedly washes well without any color fade, which is unusual for such an inexpensive sweater.
Available from Amazon
Cuyana Baby Alpaca Oversized Turtleneck Sweater
A beautiful, cozy, oversized option is this style from Cuyana. It is made from alpaca, which is a fiber that is known for being silky soft and luxurious while also being warm and durable. As you can see from the picture, this is an oversized style with a somewhat chunky neck. It comes in three neutral colors: black, camel, and charcoal. Be aware that it is dry clean only
Available from Cuyana
Woolovers Women’s Cashmere and Merino Turtle Neck Sweater
For those women who are looking for good quality, reasonably priced wool sweaters with a less fitted look to it, you should check out Woolovers. The key selling point of this brand is the prices are very reasonable for the high-quality natural fibers that you are getting. Their turtleneck styles change from year to year, with their latest being a cashmere and merino blend, so it is going to be soft and lightweight, yet very warm. It comes in eight beautiful colors to choose from. This style is more of a mock neck than a full turtleneck, but mock necks are lovely because they give you a lot of warmth without the fold-over than can sometimes be a little bit too much on some styles.
Available from Woolovers.com
Rachell Parcell Puff Shoulder Turtleneck Sweater
The Rachell Parcell Puff Shoulder Turtleneck Sweater is an excellent style if you are looking for a slightly different look with your sweater. It is a super soft style made from cotton, polyester, and nylon. If you are looking for comfort, this may well be the sweater for you. It has a flattering fit that is stylish and very cute. This option is relatively lightweight, but it still manages to be warm because of the fiber mix. The actual neck part of the sweater has a loose fit to it, so it isn’t super tight around your neck. You can dress this design up or down, so it’s also really versatile.
Available from Nordstrom
Banana Republic Relaxed Chunky Turtleneck Sweater
An excellent place to get a decent sweater for work is the Banana Republic, which usually has pretty good wardrobe staples like comfy turtlenecks for the winter. Many of their sweaters are made from soft fabric blends, so they are smooth and easy to wash and wear. The only thing I’ve noticed is that sometimes the necks on their turtle necks can be a little tight so so if you like a looser fit, check out the Chunky Turtleneck Sweater. It is the boxier style that looks great with high waisted pants or a shirt.
Available from Banana Republic
Ann Taylor Turtleneck
Ann Taylor has some essential work turtlenecks that will keep you looking chic and professional, while also staying nice and warm as you go about your workday. Ann Taylor sweaters are perfect if you need a polished, high-end look without spending hundreds of dollars to achieve that look. Their styles aren’t super cheap, but they tend to wear very well, so you can invest in a piece and wear it year after year. The turtleneck pictured above comes in five primary colors and has an attractive button detailing on the shoulder. The neck, cuff, and hem are ribbed, and it is a tailored fit. It is primarily made from viscose and nylon, with a little bit of spandex, so the material is quite soft and pleasant to wear. The material is warm but relatively thin, so it also works well under a blazer or possibly a cardigan.
Available from Ann Taylor
So Low So High Cashmere Sweater by Free People
Free People is a great brand to get a soft, warm sweater from. Their So Low So High Cashmere Sweater is a cozy, modern, slightly cropped style that manages to look flattering while still being oversized and comfy. The neck has a fair amount of fabric to it, so it will keep your neck warm if you wear it outside. The best feature of this sweater is the softness of the cashmere. Since this sweater is cropped, this is a style that looks great with high-waisted pants.
Available from FreePeople.com