The Hottest Sweater Styles To Wear Now

They’re both massive players on the catwalk, but do you prefer ruffle or retro?

By now, we’d like to think you’re all clear that you can be stylish in the cold. If not, well then you haven’t been reading the mag, and that’s just silly. From chill-beating cover-ups to knee-high boots, we’ve given you the cream of the winter fashion crop, and now it’s time for jumpers.


There’s two in question: The retro zip-up and the ruffle.

Left to right: Beige zip up, H&M, £12.99; Blue zip up, Zara, £25.99; Red zip up, Mango, £17.99

Left to right: Beige zip up, £12.99, H&M; Blue zip up, £25.99, Zara; Red zip up, £17.99, Mango

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Chloé kickstarted the vintage zip-up comeback with its sport luxe tops, and now everyone’s wearing the all 70s, après-ski vibes number. This time, it’s been brought bang up to date, worn tucked into A-line minis and with wideleg trousers.

Left to right: Pink, £30, Very; Purple, £30, Topshop; Green, £24.99, H&M

Left to right: Pink, £30, Very; Purple, £30, Topshop; Green, £24.99, H&M

The ruffle type, meanwhile, is a load more ladylike, and looks just as good teamed with a girly miniskirt and loafers as with kickflares and biker boots. Either way, both’ll bag you major fashion points, and you can get your own from just £18. The only question is, which one will you 
be wearing? The power’s all 
yours, so choose wisely.