The FOUR best styles for winter:JUMPER SEMANTICS

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The awkward jumper
It may be an emergent jumper trend, but this is a bit of a hard sell. For one, it is cropped, which sets of all sorts off alarm bells. But it is also loose. Herein lies its salvation. If they are baggy, you can wear them over a shirt or with high-waisted trousers, as Stella McCartney did for her post-catwalk-show bow. On the catwalk, they came in wool and cotton-mix at Sacai and Proenza Schouler PSWL, while on the high street they feature in electric blue at Mango and dogtooth at & Other Stories.

The hybrid jumper
“Hybrid” because it is almost a poloneck, this is effectively a jumper with a zip. It is very 70s – Florence Pugh wears one in green during an early audition scene in The Little Drummer Girl – and very ski-friendly, if that is your bag. Otherwise it is practical, in that you can unzip it if you get too hot, which you can’t with a poloneck. Longline, fitted, with a bit of stretch and a zip down to the sternum, wear one zipped up with something thermal underneath if you are skiing, or unzipped with a gold chain if you are not.

The half-neck jumper
You may describe this as a turtleneck, but this is a turtleneck for people who are cowed by actual turtlenecks, which can be a) too restrictive, b) hard to wear with most hairstyles and c) too hot for most indoor environments. This style sits halfway up your neck and isn’t too tight, but also keeps your neck warm. New Look and Marks & Spencer have comfy versions, while Zara has one adorned with a bow. As for your hair, Jil Sander models wore theirs in tight plaits, but do what you want with yours.

The oversized jumper
Fashion is better than you think at finding discerning ways to be comfortable. Enter the oversized jumper, which runs and runs each season, appearing as much on the autumn catwalks – see Acne Studios, Balenciaga and Jil Sander – as it does the high street (Reserved, Zara, Weekday et al have a cornucopia of styles). How to wear it is simple: over a pencil skirt like Christopher Kane; with wide-legged trousers for a Celine throwback; or, if you are feeling brave, with a sheer skirt (see Simone Rocha), as it covers your underwear.