otherwise called roll neck, turtle neck, high neck…. whether it’s a jumper, pullover or a sweater (confused yet?!), it’s one of the best garments ever invented. Think how cosy you feel when you wear one, how there is no need to add anything else to your look (not even a scarf!) , how stylish it looks…
Of course it does need to be a quality item, you also need to make sure it fits you (not so obvious since you can see women walking around wearing tops too tight and show some horrible extra folds…) and the colour suits you (beige near a pale complexion isn’t the best!!). It goes with anything, jeans, elegant or casual trousers, skirts, over a dress, you name it! My ideal one is cashmere, but…a wool one will do. I actually own a cashmere polo neck I have had for over 10 years and I still love it.
The basics, lots of them, in fact, they seem to be the trend. Basics in shape and colour but with interesting details, some have really long sleeves which ruffle up at the wrists, some have side slits, some have a round hem at the bottom, a gorgeous bow at the back of the neck, so yes, basic, but with great detailing which makes a huge difference! Here they are:
I know, they all look rather boring and the same, that’s the trouble of showing them in photos and not worn by a model in some of the cases (Yoox!), it would be so much better, especially for the basics, to actually see them in person, touch them and try them on! Mine wants to be only an indication of what there is available and I strongly recommend to go to a shop to choose one. Otherwise, if you are bold enough, choose a few and send the ones you don’t like back!!
The heavier jumpers are not many, I guess they are not available just yet, being so early in the season, so, if I see anything of interest, I will make sure I point out. A plain one is always nice but, this winter, I rather fancy a pattern…
COS STRIPED HIGH-NECK TOP, COS MERINO ROLL-NECK DRESS, MERINO JUMPER WITH TIE KNOT (also in black), MERINO WOOL HIGH-NECK JUMPER forest green (also in black), COS ROLL-NECK MERINO JUMPER navy (also in black), COS ROLL-NECK WOOL TOP grey, COS ROLL-NECK WOOL TOP black, ME+EM CABLE WEEKEND JUMPER 100% Merino Wool – Grey Marl, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Cashmere jumper black , MM6 by MAISON MARGIELA Polo neck black, DONDUP Polo neck, SHIRTAPORTER Polo neck.