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Thanks to Safedom for adding an image quite relevant with the text. Umm, does anyone else think that the 'Polo neck worn without bra' seems a bit odd? Is this a noteworthy way of wearing polonecks? Most clothes can be worn without a bra, so I'm not sure if it is necessary. And the picture of 'Black woman in a white poloneck' seems to me to be of a mannequin.
Just wondering if anyone else thought these were weird. Yes, I thought the choice of photos was unusual. The polar neck usually of wool was devised to protect the wearer from the elements The lighter garments were not in use in the late s as synthetics had not been invented - the likes of polyester etc did not appear for another 40 years.
The Turtle neck was a derivative of polar neck and it was manufactured with an excess of material so it resembled a 'turtles neck' ie: Does anyone have better pictures? The top one looks more like an ad for a beverage than a representation of a sweater. The second one is not lit well enough so the black sweater turns into a sort of blob. I guess the third one is fine, though it does seem strange to use a picture of a mannequin.
They are NOT old fashioned at all. How do I know this? I work in Fashion. And when I say that, I don't mean a silly independant branch. Infact I work for YSL. Thanks for irritating me by claiming such stupid things, when every store stocks them in the Winter. For your information, this article is now listed as "Good Article" in the French version.
Greta Garbo often wore polo necks and trousers privately, as later Audrey Hepburn would do in official photographs. Vladimir Putin  of Russia and Andreas Papandreou  of Greece are two examples of European statesmen fond of wearing polo necks.
Their adoption by Noël Coward in the s turned polo necks into a brief middle-class fashion trend, and feminists made them into a unisex item. Absorbed into mainstream American fashion by the mid 20th century, the polo neck came to be viewed as an anti- tie , a smart form of dress for those who rejected formal wear.
Over time it became a fad among teenage girls, especially in a lightweight form that emphasised their figures. It was not long before Hollywood was also exploiting this image as part of the sweater girl look.
By the late s the "tight turtleneck" had been adopted as part of the preppy style among students, a style emphasising neatness, tidiness and grooming. This would become an important aspect of the polo neck's image in the United States.
The look would filter through to Britain and the rest of Europe in a watered-down version. Very elegant polo necks of silk or nylon knit, especially made with French cuffs for formal dress affairs, have also seen success in American fashion. Polo necks have historically and controversially acted as substitutes of the traditional and dominant shirt-and- tie look. John Berendt wrote in Esquire .
It was the picture of masculine poise and arrogance, redolent of athletes, sportsmen, even U-boat commanders. The simplicity of its design made neckties seem fussy and superfluous by comparison.
They move with the body, and they're flattering too, because they accentuate the face and elongate the figure. They make life so easy: You can go anywhere you like. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not to be confused with polo shirt. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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A polo neck, roll-neck,, turtleneck (US, Canada), or skivvy (Australia, New Zealand) is a garment—usually a sweater—with a close-fitting, round, and high part similar to a collar that folds over and covers the neck. ‘Wearing dark cords, a black polo neck and thick grey winter coat, the former Pop Idol runner-up was a huge hit with his adoring fans.’ ‘Trim in his black polo-neck, he looks like a designer hairdresser, ponytail swinging down the back of his neck like the tail of a ferret.’. Product Features left chest and also comes with a tagless neck label for optimal comfort.