Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian Make a Case For the Turtleneck

  • Hailing from different continents and having risen to fame in totally different ways, Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham may seem like an unlikely duo. But as it turns out, they have quite a bit in common — not least, their own clothing labels and various levels of dabbling in reality television.

    And as different as their respective aesthetics may seem, they’ve both made turtlenecks part of their signature style.

    The turtleneck is the odd garment which stands for both sleek, urbane elegance and unabashed nerdiness. On Ms. Kardashian and Ms. Beckham, of course, a turtleneck brings to mind previous style icons such as Edie Sedgwick, Marilyn MonroeAudrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall.

    Although some people dismiss the turtleneck as an outdated shape reserved for school nurses and over-the-hill professors, Ms. Kardashian and Ms. Beckham remind us that it’s a sophisticated, elegant and minimalist fall and winter necessity.

  • Kim Kardashian wore a white turtleneck in her recent interview with Kara Swisher. (Photo via instagram.com/kimkardashian)

  • Victoria Beckham wore her own design to a Vogue party during London Fashion Week. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Kim Kardashian coordinated her black turtleneck to her husband and daughter's outfits. (Photo via instagram.com/kimkardashian)

  • Victoria Beckham posed with Eva Longoria in a keyhole-cutout turtleneck blouse at the London Global Gift Gala (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • You don't see a cropped metallic turtleneck every day. (Photo via instagram.com/kimkardashian)

  • Victoria Beckham sent a model down the runway in a blue turtleneck she'd designed for her spring and summer 2014 collection. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images)

  • Kim Kardashian wore a Rick Owens turtleneck dress while taking her daughter for a walk. (Photo via instagram.com/kimkardashian)

  • Victoria Beckham looked especially dramatic in a black turtleneck while watching her husband in a tight football match. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Kim Kardashian wore a Michael Costello violet turtleneck dress recently. (Photo via instagram.com/kimkardashian)

  • Victoria Beckham showed more turtleneck-centric looks in her fall and winter 2014 collection. AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)