Winning The Turtle Race






Once upon a time in the late 90s to early 2000s, I had a serious fascination with high neck or turtle neck tops…

So much so that I would endure the excruciating tropical heat just for a taste of having an extra piece of material around my neck. Looking back I wonder why I hadn’t contracted heat stroke.

That fascination however disappeared completely from mid-2000s as my liking for this style took a 180 degrees turn. Turtle necks, as I’ve known them suddenly seemed more appropriate for the mature. I was at an age where baring a little more skin was preferable to being covered up. I donated all of my turtle neck tops and did not miss them a single bit.

It could be an age thing, or that the fashion cycle has repeated itself again. At the end of last year, I found covered necks extremely appealing again. I went out of my way to look for one that’s within my budget and fulfils my aesthetic craving but to no avail. Until I saw this particular one at Uniqlo. It’s made of fleece (yes you heard me right) and I debated internally whether I would want to wear PJs out of the house. Apparently I do.

Believe it or not, I really enjoyed wearing my fleece top last weekend. The material was so incredibly soft and inviting, definitely something that I would want to lounge in all day. The only complaint that I have would be the material scrunched up a bit too much, hence making a scruffy look even scruffier than necessary. I’ll try pairing it with high waisted skirt next time and see what happens. Perhaps that would keep the excess material at bay.

What do you think of high necks? Are you a fan as well?


Jot down your thoughts!