3 Ways to Wear a Sheer Black Turtleneck

The turtleneck might have spent years being the butt of sartorially-minded jokes, but it's back baby. From chunky weaves to super-soft cashmere and everything in between, the high-rise suddenly feels cool. The trickiest iteration to style? See-through. But actually, the sheer piece is an incredibly versatile closet piece given you know how to style it. Just use the below tricks to get started, and add it to your rotation asap.

For Work

Sleeveless dresses suddenly become fall- and winter-ready when worn atop a thin sweater. The dress provides all the coverage needed—making it sheer office-appropriate—and the lightweight knit is the smartest option for an bottom layer (no lumps or bumps).

Cinq à Sept Turtleneck, $195, intermixonline.com ; Theory Dress, $495, theory.com ; Jeffrey Campbell Heels, $120, nastygal.com

For Play

A favorite crewneck sweater feels fresh a turtleneck underneath (and the extra layer provides some extra warmth on an especially chilly day).

Wilfred Free Sweater, $110, aritzia.com ; Cinq à Sept Turtleneck, $195, intermixonline.com ; Mango Jeans, $60, mango.com ; IRO Booties, $475, shopbop.com

For a Date

The turtleneck has an entirely different side when worn on its own. The key to making the bold cocktail look work? Keep everything else modest and pick your lingerie carefully—the right bra should fit perfectly and be free of any seen-better-day tells.

Cinq à Sept Turtleneck, $195, intermixonline.com ; True & Co. Bra, $48, trueandco.com ; Rag & Bone Leather Denim Skinnies, $595, intermixonline.com ; J.Crew Lena Velvet Heels, $268, jcrew.com