Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis- The return of the black turtleneck

Former 1st Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,  was one of the most influential fashion icons to ever emerge from the world of politics. Her acute sense of fashion and  effortless ladylike style made her a trendsetter in the early 60’s and one of the most fashionable American icons of  all time . One of the fashion icon’s signature pieces was the black turtleneck, paired with  white denim and pulled down over her hips, the 1st Lady made this simple sweater a timeless piece and fall wardrobe staple.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 1970

The black turtleneck continues to be a fashion must-have even in the fall and winter of 2010. The chic  sweaters come in a variety of fabrics,styles and ranges in prices, from cozy cotton to luxurious cashmere, ribbed or embellished, these little numbers are a season’s essential.

DIANE von FURSTENBERG "Hadis" Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Vamp up the sophisticated look of the black turtleneck by wearing it with a sleek pair of skinny jeans or a polished pencil skirt. In keeping with the polished look, wearing your hair in a ponytail or bun not only gives one a clean, fresh look while wearing the turtle neck, it elongated your neck which is one of the most beautiful parts of a woman’s body.The black turtleneck is a versatile top that can be worn with just about anything for any occasion, whether its work or play.

Jackie Kennedy Onassis

When choosing your perfect turtleneck, be sure you pay  close attention to the fabric and fit. Stay far away from fabrics that make you look frumpy, the idea is to look sleek , stylish, and timeless.


Black turtleneck and printed pencil skirt

The black turtleneck worked for Jackie Kennedy Onassis, what do you think? Is the black turtleneck a fashion staple that’s worth adding to your wardrobe?


1 Response to “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis- The return of the black turtleneck”

  1. October 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Your header is awesome! I love the colors and the black background makes it so sophisticated. I also think fashion and politics is a great topic. I am going to put you on my blog roll!

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