As the nights get darker and the weather worsens, what better way to stay snug in the cold than with a cosy jumper? Traditionally jumpers are made of wool, but can also be made from cotton, cashmere, faux fur and synthetic fibres. Whichever fabric you choose, you can be sure that this popular winter wardrobe staple will keep you warm come rain, wind or snow. The jumper has ushered in (and out) many different trends over the years, but a few, in particular, have truly stood the test of time. We look at 5 styles of jumper that will never go out of fashion.
The V Neck Jumper
A jumper’s neckline can come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the most common is the V neck. The V neck jumper has been around since the early 1900s, when it was known as a pullover, and comes in every colour and pattern imaginable. Although V necks used to be typically worn by men to show off decorative ties or collars, this style of jumper can be worn by both men and women. Choose a slim-fit for a professional, stylish look, or a looser fit for a casual Sunday at home. If you’re finding the evenings a little chilly, take a look at this chunky V neck knit.
The Oversized Jumper
Another popular style of jumper which will always be in style is the oversized jumper. Perfect for curling up in front of the TV on a long winter evening, the oversized style suits anyone, tall or short, slim or curvy. The fab thing about oversized jumpers is that they can come in all colours and patterns, and there’s only one rule: the baggier the better. You could even steal your boyfriend’s and pair with jeans or tights and boots.
Beat the cold and try this fun printed pick out for size. Easy tiger!
The Turtleneck Jumper
Any self-respecting fan of Love Actually will be familiar with the turtleneck jumper. A great way to keep your neck warm in cold weather and looking stylish while doing it, the turtleneck is a timeless garment that we’re sure will continue to be popular for years to come.
The turtleneck is also known as a roll-neck or polo neck, and it’s this that gave it its name originally. Polo players in the late 1800s used to wear the jumper to play sport, which kick-started the garment’s popularity. Although only men wore this jumper at first, it was later adapted for womenswear too.
Today, the turtleneck is a versatile jumper which can be worn with jeans, skirts and even underneath dresses to create an elegant, classy look. Try out this brightly coloured option:
The Crew Neck Jumper
If you like solid, dependable clothing, you can’t go wrong with the trusty crew neck. The design was born in the 1900s, and continues to thrive today. The customary round neckline means that this type of jumper can be worn with anything, and can even provide a backdrop for other statement items in your outfit. Even better, as you won’t be able to see the shirt underneath, crew neck jumpers are great for layering, meaning you can look fabulous and stay cosy at the same time. Try this stylish striped version:
The Patterned Jumper
For some fashion fans, patterns are everything – and jumpers are no exception to this rule. From Breton stripes and Fair Isle, all the way through to ugly Christmas sweaters, patterned jumpers will surely never fall from grace.
Some other popular print options include spots, stripes, animal print, edgy geometric patterns and paisley. Try brightening up a gloomy grey day by rocking your most colourful patterned jumper and cheer up your friends and family! This pick is sure to turn heads