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Fab Tip: Lengthen Your (Turtle)Neck

Michael Stars at ShopStyle

Raise your hand if you want to elongate your neck. Turtlenecks, like this Michael Stars Stripe Turtleneck ($48), are the way to make a short neck appear longer. But feel me on this: many turtlenecks are designed such that when you fold the neck out, it doesn't cover your entire neck — see left. Or, if you leave it unfolded, it sags and looks funny. If, like me, you've experienced that problem, I have a solution.

To see what trick I use to lengthen my neck,


I was recently playing around with my turtleneck tops, trying to find a way to elongate my neck as much as possible. Instead of folding the neck part out, like it's normally done, I pulled it up my neck and folded it in. This simple solution allows me to cover my entire neck with the turtleneck, thus making it appear longer. At the same time, it makes the turtleneck more polished because it eliminates the line you get when you fold the turtleneck out. See examples below.

(L: Tucked out, R: Tucked in)

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Awesome trick!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Awesome trick!
fancifulfabi fancifulfabi 8 years
Not a turtle-neck fan, honestly. I love cowl necks though, which are somewhat in the same family.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I don't have a long neck or anything, but I've never noticed that my neck looks shorter when I wear a turtleneck (which is not often) - I'll have to try this next time I do...
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
Fascinating! As a short-necker, I find this discovery priceless. Thanks Fab.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
I bought the exact top in this picture(green striped) at Marshall's for $10. Still pretty excited about that steal.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Cool. That works with your turtleneck but some have seams that force you to fold it out
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
i think it looks better tucked out
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I have always done this as I thought that they looked better this way. I really like turtlenrcks for the winter bc. I am anemic and always cold - anything to cover up my body and look cute is great in my book.
jlynn818 jlynn818 8 years
I agree with you, emalove. I wore one this weekend and kept catching myself pulling at it.
emalove emalove 8 years
I like the way turtlenecks look, and I own a couple, but whenever I wear them, the drive me crazy! I hate the way they feel against my neck, and I'm always tugging at them.
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