Women's Turtlenecks & Polo necks
If you are looking for a precious garment to wear or for a gift, you will surely love the brand-new turtleneck sweaters and knitted polo shirts, made by the best designers in the finest and softest yarns, like cashmere and silk.
Oversized or slim, the turtleneck sweaters focus on particular models and refined details
Among the most popular knitwear items there are surely are the turtlenecks, which wrap the female body with a warm and soft embrace. This year the trendiest types play with proportions, with extra-long models, like those by Ann Demeulemeester and Avant Toi or on the contrary extremely short, like the crop models proposed by Miu Miu and Alexander Wang.
The oversized 90s-style proportions, proposed by Balenciaga and Calvin Klein in strong shades, are also very fashionable and could be worn with a pair of boyfriend jeans for a relaxed and decidedly comfortable mood. For who loves a touch of modernity, there are also the asymmetric and tight-fitting lines proposed by Marques Almeida and Rick Owens.
To surprise with a particular look, it’s essential to focus on details, like the spectacular and scenic sleeves so fashionable this year, which are bell-shaped for Erdem, while for Helmut Lang they have deep slits or inlays of other transparent fabrics for a see-through effect. Or, for a seductive style, there are sweaters open on the back, like those by Victoria Beckham.
Transparent effects and soft yarns for the trendiest turtleneck sweaters and knit polo shirts
The most important element in a knitwear item is certainly the yarn, which must be precious and soft to gently caress the skin of the female body.
Silk, for example, is used to create effects of transparency in the Alexandre Vauthier's haute couture polo shirts, or is used together with cashmere to give lightness to the most sophisticated sweaters, like the mock neck models made by Agnona, Michael Kors and the turtlenecks by Paolo Fiorillo Capri.
Cashmere is surely the precious yarn par excellence, soft, light and warm. Like, for example, in the soft turtleneck pullovers by Burberry and Au Jour Le Jour. Or the ribbed and cabled knit pieces, perfect for a casual outfit, proposed by Prada, Tibi and Fabiana Filippi. To create even more special effects, the designers combine this precious material with other fabrics such as lace, used by Valentino Red, or embroidered sequin fabrics, used by Givenchy to embellish its models.
Let your imagination run wild with printed knitwear and the new trendiest colors
While on one side the more classic turtlenecks still prefers basic tones such as black, mélange gray, white and beige, on the other side there is a new trend to give color and a touch of fantasy to the knitwear.
It could be just for a detail, like the contrasting edges and collars of the knit polo shirts proposed by Marni, but the color is certainly one of the strongest elements seen in the women’s catwalks. In particular, fluorescent colors become neon details for the innovative turtlenecks by Calvin Klein or give vitality to the light-wool sleeveless mock necks proposed by Akris.
But the color is also made even more attractive by the tie-dye effects used for example by M.S.G.M. and Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini or by the Chloé’s color-blocks combining strong shades. While Max Mara chooses tone-on-tone nuances and Michael Kors or Emporio Armani prefer metallic effects.
The real novelty about knitwear is printing, which adds a touch of color and fantasy to the classic turtleneck sweaters and polo necks:
- For a cosmopolitan woman there’s the print with the world’s flags made by Balenciaga
- Modern romanticism for floral prints with geometric patterns made by Prada or for the multicolored ones by Erdem
- Animal prints are very fashionable now and give a touch of wild sensuality to the by Roberto Cavalli and Miu Miu’s turtlenecks
- Kenzo proposes its iconic tiger print, in different color versions
- Geometric patterns for Calvin Klein, which plays with optical effects for its eye-catching knitted polo shirts
- Tartan prints for Burberry, which creates different color combinations to renew its iconic check pattern
- Great return also for the stripes, which are in lurex for Ganni, multicolored for Moncler and nautical-style for Balmain and Chloé