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Layer a Cropped Turtleneck Under Blouses

Many times I find that I need something to fill in the neckline of a blouse or sweater, but don't want the bulk of a turtleneck shirt under it. Dickies sometimes do the trick, but I have found a better solution. I buy a turtleneck; ones sold as "seconds" at an outlet, ones you have with a stain or tear, or ones from a thrift store work fine. I then cut the sleeves off of them and cut the bottom off right under the bust line.

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By Sandy from Elon, NC

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February 26, 20090 found this helpful

Great idea about cutting off the sleeves. This way layering is not so bulky. I'll have to try it with some old turtlenecks I have.

Sometimes I want to fill in a V-neck top but I don't want a turtleneck. I've tried my tank tops but they are too low, I want something higher. What works is wearing the tank top backwards--I wear the scooped front in back, and the higher part is now in front (hope that makes sense).

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February 26, 20090 found this helpful

I am going to call the Genius Awards people and have them declare you a genius for this!

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February 26, 20090 found this helpful

Both of these ideas are really great. Thank you! Karen

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