The black turtleneck has been around for decades, and is sold everywhere in stores from Barney’s to Target. The black turtleneck is a fall staples that returns every season to complete your winter look. It’s great for layering, will show off any fabulous piece of jewelry, and is slimming during those holiday dinners. So seeing it on the runway wasn’t necessarily a surprise, but the twists and new edgy additions designers threw into the classic definitely were. Padded shoulders, cutouts, and futuristic materials made this wardrobe staple an updated trend you will be thrilled to add to your winter wardrobe next season.

Gorgeous velvet and midriff-baring, this black turtleneck by Alexander Wang will make any winter look sexy.

Sculptured, modern, and very fitted, this turtleneck cutout will add a little warmth to any pretty bustier, shown by Preen.

Shipley and Halmos loves leather and monochromatic looks, as shown in this black turtleneck, complete with fingerless gloves.

Sexy chic, Proenza Schouler’s gothic princess is perfectly tailored in black with a cozy, fitted turtleneck, tailored jacket and mini pleated skirt.

Skintight and ladylike? Vena Cava makes a statement with this draped, grey, stretchy dress layered over a fitted, black turtleneck.

Cool cutouts, fabrics, and styling will spice up this basic for Fall 2010, so throw out last years black T and make room for a few new versions of the turtleneck in your closet next season.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.