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8 Main Types of Sweater Necklines

These days there are many different types of sweaters and the materials used to make sweaters are just as varied. However, we often overlook how the different types of sweater necklines (or necklines in general).

For example, everyone knows the all popular v-neck and crew neck sweaters. But what about the turtleneck and the mock turtleneck? Yes, these are two different neckline styles. Here are the sweater neckline styles you need to know.

Shawl Collar

The shawl collar is a cross-over style of neckline. While the design is stylistic its main purpose is to provide more warmth around your neck area.

A turned-over collar of a garment that combines with lapels forming an unbroken curving line


Mock Turtleneck

The mock turtleneck has a narrow neckline that lies flat against your neck. The mock turtleneck reaches just below the Adam’s Apple.


The turtleneck is a high, close-fitting collar, that you can roll or turn down. The typical turtleneck extends from the collarbone up to the lower jaw.

Cowl Neck

The cowl neck sweater has a funnel neck and drapes to show off your neckline. It may resemble a turtleneck but the fabric around the neckline is looser and sometimes bundle.

Crew Neck

The crew neck is also known as the round neck and it is a popular sweater neckline design. It’s mostly found on pullover sweaters where it is wide enough to slip over the head and fits snugly around the base of your neck.


This is basically a V-shaped neckline in the front of the sweater. It usually reveals a small section of the upper chest right near the collar bones.

Banded Collar

These sweater necklines feature a small “band” or “tab” of fabric that gives a smooth, flat, dressy appearance to the neckline. Both V-necks and round necks can have this feature.

Scoop Neck

The scoop-shape neckline drops well below normal limits of what’s considered the neckline. It can also be used to show off a bit of cleavage.

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