How To Wear a Turtleneck with a Suit in 2024

Have you ever looked in your wardrobe and looked for inspiration on what to wear?  Well, if you own a suit and turtleneck, aka polo-neck, look no further. We’ll show you how to wear a turtleneck with a suit.

The turtleneck with a suit combination is a pairing that looks sophisticated and versatile and is a nice alternative to the shirt and tie.

In this guide, we’ll cover colours, cuts and accessories to complete the outfit choice. From the black turtleneck paired with the svelte black suit to the vibrant orange turtleneck with a cream suit, we have you covered.

How To Wear a Turtleneck with a Suit Outfit Ideas

Let’s delve into the guide and check out some outfit choices.

Black Turtleneck with a Grey Suit

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The black turtleneck with a grey checked suit gives a look of sophistication and elegance.  With its sharp silhouette, this outfit choice is suited for a semi-formal dinner or even a business casual lunch. 

Opt for a fitted grey suit with checks, as they add some character to the outfit and provide a nice contrast to the turtleneck. Finish the look with a pair of black brogues.

Black Turtleneck with a Beige Suit

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When wearing a lighter-coloured suit such as brown, a black turtleneck is the perfect colour to show the contrast between the two colours. 

This outfit can be upgraded and accessorised with some character simply by adding some grey, blue or black sunglasses and a hat, preferably a boater or panama hat.

 A black or brown belt works well with this look. Finish the look with a pair of leather shoes or white leather sneakers. Wearing a suit with sneakers, when done right, will up your suit game.

Orange Turtleneck with a Suit

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Feeling a bit daring? then an orange turtleneck with a cream suit is a stand-out choice. It’s a refreshing take on an outfit that offers the flexibility to be worn for various occasions. It’s all about mixing and matching.

Celebrity icons mix and match outfits with turtlenecks. Esquire collated some of the best examples.

From a lunch or dinner to a smart travelling outfit, this combo in this colour is sure to get some attention. Complete the look with sneakers or a pair of Chelsea boots.

Black Suit with a Black Turtleneck

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The black turtleneck and black suit is a combination that gives off a minimal yet confident look. Both the fit of the suit and the turtleneck should be fitted enough to outline your silhouette but not too tight or too loose.

Keep the accessories to a minimum and in keeping with the overall look. Black leather brogues would be the footwear of choice for this outfit.

Orange Turtleneck with a Grey Suit

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Wearing an orange turtleneck with a grey suit is a bold choice, and it portrays a confident fashion statement. The orange adds a pop of colour against the subtle grey hue of the suit. 

The contrast in texture between the suit and turtleneck adds personality to the outfit, opt for a merino wool turtleneck.

Complete the look with a brown leather belt and brown chunky leather loafers. 

White Turtleneck with a Suit

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The white turtleneck and grey checked suit is a combination that balances the crisp lines of the turtleneck with the dynamic look of the checked suit.  The grey checked suit is a statement piece in itself and adds character to the overall look. 

The suit should be flattering to your body shape, and the turtleneck should be of a soft wool for that luxurious feel. Ensure the turtleneck is slim-fitting and comfortable to accentuate your body shape.

Add a black belt and black brogues or Chelsea boots to complete the look.


How do I choose the right turtleneck colour to go with my suit?

Consider the colour of your suit and the occasion. Neutral turtlenecks (black, white, grey, navy) are foolproof and work with almost any suit. Pick a colour that contrasts yet complements your suit for a more vibrant look. Always consider the setting — bolder colours for more casual or creative environments and subdued shades for formal settings.

How should a turtleneck fit when wearing it with a suit?

A turtleneck should fit snugly around your neck and body without being too tight or restrictive. It should comfortably sit at your hip area to be neatly tucked into your trousers. Ensure the sleeves are the right length, ending at the wrist.

By: Stephen Antonio