The Neckline of the Season: The Mock Turtleneck
It's the neckline of the season: The Mock Turtleneck. Read on as we share tips and tricks for how to wear it.
Season after season, we’ve seen the resurgence of trends across the decades with carwash pleats, bomber jackets, and everything in between. Experts are forecasting that leopard prints will be a significant fabric for coats pre-fall 2016, a timeless classic that first came about during the roaring ‘20s according to About Vintage Clothing, although back then they used real skins as opposed to the faux fur used today.
But as we approach the warmer temperatures of spring, we’re finding ourselves less concerned with outerwear and more focused on current trends. One of the more prevalent styles we’ve noticed throughout the past year and up until now is the mock turtleneck. Less apparent than other comebacks of earthy tones and folksy patchwork, the mock-neck has subtly made its way back into our wardrobe, and we’re loving it.
Popularized by the ‘90s supermodels like Kate Moss, according to Lyst, celebrities and style icons have rediscovered the power of this flattering silhouette, a neckline that has proven to be more forgiving than the turtleneck, which also happens to be one of the trends that dominated the Fall 2015 Shows.
The mock-neck has been dubbed fashion’s weirdest collar by Vogue, and who can blame them? Though designers and runway walkers did their best to give it a couture aesthetic, many still associated mock turtlenecks to a less-than-stylish market from pro golfers to die-hard Star Trek fans and boy bands like N’Sync. But the world of fashion can be just as unpredictable as the weather, thus it’s quite likely that the industry rejected trends of yesterday will return in a more appealing manner.
Now that mock-necks have been given a sexy upgrade, it’s time to find out how to actually pull them off. Manifesting in every seasonal wardrobe, there are a myriad of ways to style this collar. While the weather still calls for it, a mock turtleneck underneath an open cardigan or paired colored textures would make you look fabulous, or wear it as a modest neckline to match with a midi skirt during your spring and summer outings as shown on Refinery 29.