I think the first time I saw a cowl neck, I thought it was brilliant. This is probably because where I live, it was negative 30 F (about â€“34 C) and any skin covered seemed like a fantastic idea. Had I seen it summer, I might have thought something mildly snarky involving turtles. But I saw it at the right time, and I do have a sort of affection for the style.
Iâ€™ve also noticed that different designers have different interpretations. While many still do the â€œfloppy turtleneckâ€ like you see above, some make it bib style, others almost like shirring at the neck, and in a couple cases, the cowl neck falls to the back of the garment. I think the extreme of the neck depends on the extreme of the weather. If youâ€™re close to the equator, a more subtle cowl neck makes sense. Further from it, honestly, weâ€™re probably not looking at you that close because weâ€™re all trying not to die of the cold ourselves.
Wintery Cowl Necks
Summery Cowl Necks
Whenever Cowl Necks (for purposes of this conversation, consider whenever = can layer it)
You can always find your own plus-size cowl neck looks on Fat Chic Clothing Search.