Robert Rodriguez Cowl Neck Sweater$330.00
Available at: eLUXURY
You know, it wasn't that long ago that the term "cowl neck sweater" conjured up images of crusty old school librarians wearing orthopedic shoes, a floor-length rayon skirt, and the requisite itchy wool cowl neck. Ick. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. Cowl neck sweaters circa winter 2006 are sleek, trendy, and dare I say a little bit sexy. I don't think the school librarian would approve.
Cowl necks are the perfect way to show a little flash of skin while still taking part in the winter super-covered-up knitwear trend. The flash of neckline, be it subtle or dramatic-- like this hot Robert Rodriguez number (top right)-- keeps your otherwise demure sweaters from looking stuffy and constricting. The Robert Rodriguez Draped Cowl Neck features a body-conscious shape and plunging cowl neck that make it ready for a hot night out. Paired with leggings or skinny pants it has the tunic trend down pat. Sans leg covering you've hit another trend altogether-- the mini-length sweater dress. LiLo would be so proud.
Looking for a cowl neck that is a little more daylight appropriate? I'm loving this cotton/cashmere blend from LaRok. The shape is so modern and fresh that it will turn heads without resorting to baring it all.
LaRok Cowl Neck Kimono Sweater
Available at: CoutureCandy.com
Poet Sleeve Sweater with Cowl Neck
Variations: Vertigo (shown), Bloom, Black, Sugar, Starlet Red
Available at: ArdenB.com
with this chunky Cable Knit Cowl Neck Sweater from Gap. This adorable knit manages to look body-conscious and super comfy at the same time. I'm warm and cozy already.
Gap Cable Knit Cowl Neck Sweater
Variations: Bitter Chocolate Brown (shown), Camel Heather, Heather Gray, Ivory Frost
Available at: Gap.com
Kabuki Cowl Neck Sweater
Available at: WetSeal.com