High Necks or “Mock Necks” are a chic way to cover up as the temperature drops. Turtlenecks have always been a cold weather staple for comfortable, minimalistic dressing. They are the ultimate easy throw-on and classic layering piece under a sweater, tucked into a skirt, or styled with a blazer as a blouse alternative. However, designers have translated high-necks into more exciting, less typical fashion in recent runway shoes. High necks look elevated but sexy when in a novelty fabrication like lace, silk or chiffon, and in bold, saturated colors. Don’t be afraid of maximizing proportions. A voluminous skirt or fluted sleeves will add a playful dimension to your outfit, creating an overall modern-Victorian look. If you are under the impression that a high neck top is too “uptight” for your style, you will think again after seeing Valentino’s collection of soft, romantic dresses that are fit for everything from date night to a wedding. Style a high neck top or blouse with your hair in an up-do or low ponytail. Add statement earrings to further define your jawline and highlight your neck. Look elegant yet prepared to face a winter chill with this piece in your wardrobe. Check out some of my favorite looks below!
Dries van Noen
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