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Fashion trends come and go, but the turtleneck has held strong since English writer Noël Coward popularized the conservative look in the 1920s. The top can be flattering for both men and women, being one of those, “I’m not trying too hard,” fashion-forward moves.

Who wouldn’t want to pull on a turtleneck: it’s super flattering and elongating. The cool and confident piece can be worn oversized and cozy, or slim and fit. It’s a staple item that keeps you feeling stylishly wrapped up.

We’re not the only ones keen on the winter wonder these days:

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Photo: Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Photo: Getty Images)
Emmy Rossum (Photo: Getty Images)
Emmy Rossum (Photo: Getty Images)
Ed Westwick (Photo: Getty Images)
Ed Westwick (Photo: Getty Images)
Ben Whishaw (Photo: Getty Images)
Ben Whishaw (Photo: Getty Images)
Alexa Chung (Photo: Getty Images)
Alexa Chung (Photo: Getty Images)
Whitney Cummings (Photo: Getty Images)
Whitney Cummings (Photo: Getty Images)
Kelly Rowland (Photo: Getty Images)
Kelly Rowland (Photo: Getty Images)
Taraji P. Henson (Photo: Getty Images)
Taraji P. Henson (Photo: Getty Images)
Kate Hudson (Photo: Getty Images)
Kate Hudson (Photo: Getty Images)
Tom Cruise (Photo: Getty Images)
Tom Cruise (Photo: Getty Images)
Mia Wasikowska (Photo: Getty Images)
Mia Wasikowska (Photo: Getty Images)
Julianne Moore (Photo: Getty Images)
Julianne Moore (Photo: Getty Images)
Eva Green (Photo: Getty Images)
Eva Green (Photo: Getty Images)
Krysten Ritter (Photo: Getty Images)
Krysten Ritter (Photo: Getty Images)

The turtleneck isn’t exclusive to entertainers:

Nor is it exclusive to cold weather months: The Big Bang Theory‘s Howard Wolowitz wears one (or a dickey) every day.

(Photo: CBS)
Simon Helberg (Photo: CBS)

If you aren’t completely swayed by the turtleneck, check out these iconic stamps of approval:

Steve Jobs (Photo: TIME)
Steve Jobs (Photo: TIME)

The New York Times recently asked, “Can the Turtleneck Ever Be Cool Again?” and Twitter answered:

It may seem like we’re only picking out the pro-turtleneck tweets. Really, we’re not. People seem to enjoy a good turtleneck, but of course, not everyone:

Do you believe in the power of the turtleneck?

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Filed Under: Fashion, trends, turtleneck
By Brigid Brown