We've already established how important a turtleneck's role is when it comes to cold-weather fashion. The high-neck knit can be worn under, over, and in-between layers, making it quite possibly the most versatile piece to invest in this season. But when it comes to fancy fêtes (holiday season is less than a month away), your average ribbed or cable-knit turtleneck just won't do.
The newest styles boast plenty of embellishment. Think: high-shine sequins, strategically placed lace, and golden grommets. Ones cut from next-level fabrics, like crushed velvet, or knits laced with metallic threadwork, can also dial up the wow factor. Below, shop 13 turtlenecks that work for any dressy event on the calendar. And the best part? You won't freeze all night long.
1. All-Over Sequins
Steal the spotlight with mega-shine sequins.
Aviù, $602; farfetch.com
2. Lace Neck
The burgundy lace neckline gives this otherwise plain sweater a sweet (yet sexy) twist.
Sandro, $295; sandro-paris.com
This style's embellishment is meant to look like insects.
Markus Lupfer, $530; net-a-porter.com
This sweater has the best of both worlds—it exposes skin without sacrificing complete coverage.
Rag & Bone, $350; intermixonline.com
5. Lace Accents
Give the cold shoulder in the sweetest way possible—with lace inserts on each side.
Reiss, $230; reiss.com
Fall for this season's lushest fabric: crushed velvet.
H&M, $30; hm.com
Inject a touch of playfulness with tassels. Style with a sleek midi-length skirt and killer heels.
French Connection, $148; frenchconnection.com
The fluttering feather hem immediately elevates this black turtleneck.
No. 21, $835; net-a-porter.com
9. Floral Embroidery
A sheer floral-embroidered bib delivers the right amount of femininity.
Giamba, $595; modaoperandi.com
10. Silver Studs
Toughen up with a studded style.
Alexander Wang, $850; net-a-porter.com
11. Metallic Threadwork
This gray knit is laced with metallic threadwork for a high-shine finish.
Velvet, $246; mytheresa.com
12. Edgy Eyelets
Offset the edge with a gold sequined pencil skirt. Glam effect, complete.
Topshop, $80; topshop.com
13. An Open Back
This one might look ordinary from the front, but it's sexy from the back.
Zara, $36; zara.com