Victoria Beckham’s Obsession With Turtlenecks Has Got Us Thinking

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by Lucy Morris |
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In this frigid winter weather, who could blame Victoria Beckham for turning to one of life’s great layering options: the turtleneck. She’s modelled it as a mid-length maroon dress and as an underlayer for boxy shirts. In the space of a few months it's become her style signature.


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Victoria Beckham Turtle Necks

Ever since Kaia Gerber walked Calvin Klein's spring/summer 2018 catwalk wearing a polo under a silken Western shirt and showed clingy can be cool, the humble unisex layer has become an instant way to make lightweight spring items into weather-appropriate. Case in point: the fashion designer touched down at JFK airport recently in a look plucked from her latest S/S18 collection. With a pair of oxblood slouched knee-high boots and a matching patent bag, she wore a below-the-knee skirt and matching blouse in a yellow-tinted micro-check.

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Victoria Beckham Turtle Necks

Playing by the same rulebook, Beckham again turned to her faithful turtleneck when she attended the Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2018 menswear show alongside her husband, David. With a pair of mustard trousers and a long lean camel coat, she maximized the impact of her open collar burgundy and with pinstripe shirt with the maroon layer.

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Victoria Beckham Turtle Necks

These examples are by no means the only time she's relied on this classic sweater for warmth. On a trip to Paris, Beckham teamed her claret polo-neck with a vivid scarlet skirt and her trusty matching boots.

Even though miniskirts and naked-dresses will always have their place, more and more frequently the runways have become a showcase for knee-length and longer dresses, high-necklines and sleeves that fall to the wrist. The work of Emilia Wickstead, Rejina Pyo, Ganni and Phoebe Philo’s Céline crystallised this aesthetic as a legitimate trend. Victoria Beckham's faithful polo-neck proves this modest style is on the rise.

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