Is it possible that the image of Victoria Beckham leaving a hotel wearing a turtleneck is becoming as iconic a look as her former self standing on a stage, pointing in a teeny black spaghetti-strap dress?

Beckham’s personal style evolution has been second to none. Well, perhaps on par with the Olsen twins. From her early years of reckless pop style to her high-fashion reckoning, she has reinvented herself in ways other starlets could only dream of.

Since becoming synonymous with all things chic and tailored over ten years ago, the birthday girl who turned 44 yesterday, has once again made her case for the turtleneck. And the evidence is clear. Timeless, stylish and superbly practical the skivvy-sweater is back in its most sleek form. Beckham has sashayed the streets of Paris, London and New York over the past couple of months wearing fitted, fine-wool versions on just about every occasion. Even her own FW18 collection includes a high-neck athleisure dress.

The 2018 turtleneck is sharp, sleek and above all, black. It works hard at the office with trousers, on the weekend with a trench and at night with a midi skirt and heels. The best part? This look is just a successful shopped affordably on the high street as it is high end.

Snap up the season’s most versatile layer now and style it like Beckham. Here’s to a warm, posh winter.

Style 1. sleek under an overcoat, tucked into oversized suit trousers

Beckham in New York, February 2018. GETTY IMAGES

Style 2. worn as a drop waist with a pleated statement skirt over heavy black boots

Beckham in Paris, March 2018. GETTY IMAGES

Style 3. with a long line black trench and chic tailored trousers

Beckham in New York, February 2018. GETTY IMAGES

Style 4. with a bias-cut midi skirt and a plush cream coat

Beckham in New York, February 2018. GETTY IMAGES

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1. Ksenia Schnaider wool mix turtleneck, $271 from shopbop. SHOP NOW

2. Zara turtleneck sweater, $46. SHOP NOW

3. C&M Andre turtleneck, $199 from The Iconic. SHOP NOW

4. Balmain button detail wool sweater, $984 from Net-a-porter. SHOP NOW

5. Victoria & Woods Arrival knit, $370. SHOP NOW

6. Uniqlo cashmere turtleneck sweater, $130. SHOP NOW

7. Theory Cold Shoulder cable knit, $398 from Revolve. SHOP NOW

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