Funnel, turtle, mock turtle, polo, roll whatever the heck type of neck you call it – it has suffered a serious image problem.

Growing up in Scotland and Europe – they were a beloved necessity to avoid freezing to death but I’ve noticed how many Aussie Personal Styling clients  (especially here in Tropical Queensland) rebel against the high neck – too hot, too frumpy, too unflattering is the opinion.

If there is one thing we have learned from Fashion Week it is.. Funnel necks are going to be EVERYWHERE in 2015. 

As we are still in the midst of warm weather here in Australia I picked out some sleeveless sleek 70s inspired versions so that you can enjoy them now and through into the colder seasons, when you might be inclined to buy the chunkier versions. 


My Top 3 Sleeveless Funnel necks


Why I love them:

* work well for warmer transeasonal use under jackets

* v flattering lower funnel with a mod contemporary feel

* add another level of sophistication to slouchy pants, jeans, skirts, culottes and more

* brilliant as a great layering piece.

* versatile for different occasions – work, day, night and weekend.

* a great way to be introduced to the neckline for under $80



Country Road 

Funnel Neck Tshirt

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Delta Knit

Buy Now $69.95








Funnel Neck Top

Buy Now $79.95

(also comes in camel)




How to Style funnel necks  ?

Here is a sneak peek of  my Pinterest board
How to Wear: Funnel /Turtle Necks 

It has heaps of inspo – including chunkier fisherman type turtlenecks and dresses.




Kate Moss – whether it is sleeveless – or cashmere/wool etc this is pretty damn perfect I reckon for everyday style in a turtle neck. Worn with a tuxedo, rolled up ripped jeans and great heeled lace-ups.

Love the mixture of luxe with the tux and lo-fi.





Love a pattern and don’t know when polka dots aren’t amazing.

This is so great by Nicole Richie as she complements the high neck by wearing a maxi and then showing off some skin with the split and in her shoes. I love this so much personally.

chic and elegant.






Yasmin Sewell is an incredibly talented fashion powerbroker in retail and also just happens to lead the way in new looks. Loved this when I saw it last winter  – worn with long trench/ sleeveless vest and midi skit/culottes and heels. Both she and Olivia Palermo works the necklace over turtle neck so well – works best on darker colours.




Love the Turtle / funnel neck with the midi skirts and culottes – either all in one colour or in monochrome – gives a sleek look and can be used for work or play. Harper & Harley looks unreal in this.

Very modern and minimalist.





Sally Steele, is the lady behind  STEELEMyStyle and  is a Personal Stylist, Shopper, Wardrobe Consultant, Style Mentor & Branding specialist now based in Brisbane with Clients all over Australia.

She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.

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