21 best jumpers for women so you can stay stylishly warm this season

Upgrade your winter wardrobe with the best jumpers for women

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The best jumpers for women are a year-round staple that no wardrobe is complete without, and with winter on the horizon, we have plenty of jumper-wearing days ahead of us. And let’s face it, depending on where you live, you might need a jumper for every season.

Much like our favourite jeans, the best jumpers, from the best knitwear brands are a total fashion necessity. From your wardrobe basics to a statement-making knit, a jumper is both practical and chic. Whether you want to learn how to dress simple but stylish, or you're on the hunt for a cosy number to snuggle up in on the sofa, there are a plethora of stylish jumper options out there and we believe you can never have too many.

"A jumper is a non-negotiable wardrobe staple in my eyes. Super versatile, if you find one that is the perfect shape, colour and thickness for you, then you've won the fashion lottery,” says former woman&home style editor Joely Chilcott. We've rounded up the best jumpers to shop this season, from high street heroes to high end splurges. Look no further for your new-season knit that you'll want to wear on repeat come winter.

Best jumpers for women, as chosen by our fashion team

When it comes to the best jumpers for women there are a number of things to look out for. Fabric reigns supreme in this instant and some natural fiber content will ensure your jumper has better breathability. The reason this is important is that your jumper can help regulate your body temperature, keeping you warmer, and trapping heat in when needed, but without making you sweaty. The best cashmere jumpers are an excellent example of this. However, natural fibers such as cashmere can be expensive, so look for wool blends, or synthetic fabrics for more budget-friendly options that will still keep out the chill. 

When it comes to the autumn/winter fashion trends 2023, oversized cuts once again reigned supreme on the runway, with the best oversized jumpers, statement knits, and plenty of colour being key to keeping winter-ready looks directional this season. Collared knits that started strong in early 2022 remain a central silhouette for this year, alongside festive iterations that will usher in the holiday season.

How to style a jumper

There really are no bounds when it comes to how to wear a jumper. Day or night, the best jumpers will work for any occasion when styled right. 

“Sure, a jumper is great with jeans and trainers, but it also looks high-end when the front is tucked into flattering wide-leg trousers. Or re-work your party pieces by throwing a chunky jumper on with a sequin skirt to make it more casual,” says Joely.

The half-tuck is a fashion trick stylists swear by and it’s perfect if you feel like your figure is being swamped by an oversized jumper. The half-tuck involves just tucking in the front part of the knit into your trousers or skirt - as opposed to the whole knit which can look bulky - and it can help highlight your waist too.

When it comes to what to wear over a dress, try slipping on a jumper and add a belt over the top to help streamline your silhouette. Alternatively, slimmer knits can be layered under dresses for extra warmth.

How to choose the right jumper

Whilst every capsule wardrobe needs classic jumpers on rotation - think simple grey pullovers, fine roll necks, or a cream cable knit - you may want to consider tapping into some of the latest trends to give your closet a bit of a new season spin. 

Sweater vests are having a moment right now. Offering a preppy, retro twist, they make great layering tools for early autumn and spring seasons. We’re also seeing a lot of half-zip jumpers, adding interest and a sporty edge to the staple.

“This season, I've invested in the sweater vest too. It's a sleeveless layering option that can be worn over printed midi dresses or striped shirts for a transitional look,” says Joely.

Don't forget to consider fabric too. In the spring and fall, when the weather can still be surprisingly warm, breathable fabrics will help to regulate your temperature. Synthetic fabrics will be less breathable, but very warm and durable during the depths of winter.

Joely Chilcott
Joely Chilcott

Joely Chilcott is an experienced fashion and features editor having spent over ten years writing, styling and editing for a number of women's lifestyle publications, including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own. 

What jumpers are in fashion for 2023?

This season's fashion trends tell us that soft touch fabrics are in style for 2023, as well as oversized and slouchy fits that can be tucked into tighter-fitting bottoms. Red is a huge colour trend this year too, so a red jumper will make a great investment if you want a trendy piece that won't lose its appeal. It is also the ideal hue for capturing the same feel as the best Christmas jumpers, but without being too on the nose. Patterns like leopard print and stripes also have a classic yet statement feel that won't date, so they're always a safe bet for capturing a trendy look that won't fall too far out of your comfort zone.

No matter your personal style, finding the best jumper for you should be a simple and stress-free task. There are now more options available on the high street than ever, with premium materials like cashmere cropping up across more affordable retailers. Invest in the perfect jumper this season and reap the benefits for many winters to come.

Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.