FEELING the cold? Our edit of the best oversized jumpers will keep you cosy and effortlessly stylish this winter.
Don’t get us wrong: form-fitting sweaters have their place, but there’s something so incredibly satisfying about a slouchy, oversized jumper. Not only do they hide a multitude of sins (take that, festive snacking), but they’re an easy-wearing knit that make getting ready on sleepy mornings a total breeze.
From skateboarding and early hip-hop culture to grunge; baggy and oversized jumpers have long been embraced for their laidback appeal. And like many a street trend, fashion has taken note of the aesthetic, sending supersized cocoon-like jumpers down the runway for countless seasons. Meanwhile, in the celebrity world, style icons from Kendall Jenner to Kate Moss are longtime fans.
The trick to wearing your oversized jumper is to always consider proportions: a big and baggy knit up top looks super-chic tucked into a leather midi skirt, while slim-fitting jeans and trousers always help to balance out voluminous dimensions.
Style-wise, there are plenty of ways to go: from bold colours and slogans to classic roll necks, chunky knits and staple neutrals. And if you’re looking to wear yours in a slightly more dressed-up setting, look out for metallics and luxe detailing that will add some cosy-glam.
Ready to supersize your knitwear? We’ve rounded up the best oversized jumpers below, with something for all budgets – plus a menswear option that’ll look great for casual days.
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Best for classic but directional style: AllSaints Lock Roll Neck Jumper
- Lock Roll Neck Jumper, now £111.30 from AllSaints – buy here
A plain oversized jumper is a go-to uniform on those days you want to feel comfy while still looking ultra-chic.
AllSaints’ version boasts an asymmetric hem as well as exposed seams, creating an edgier fashion-forward take on this classic.
Crafted from a fluffy alpaca blend certified by the Responsible Wool Standard, it’s a jumper to invest in and wear for years.
Best for fans of pink: & Other Stories Oversized Alpaca Wool Jumper
- Oversized Alpaca Wool Jumper, £95 from & Other Stories – buy here
Who doesn’t love a pink and fluffy jumper?
This pretty knit by & Other Stories is a must for adding some colour to your winter wardrobe and will look great with jeans or tucked into a leather skirt.
Knitted from wool and alpaca certified by the Responsible Wool Standard, the oversized fit is stopped from feeling too swampy, thanks to the ribbed trims and hip-length.
Best for traditional winter vibes: Zara Oversize Jacquard Knit Sweater
- Oversize Jacquard Knit Sweater, £49.99 from Zara – buy here
Zara has nailed festive chic with this stylish knit: crafted with a touch of wool, the jacquard knit and green colourway are perfectly Christmassy and cosy.
Teamed with leather trousers, it’s a masterclass in how to do ‘nonchalantly glam’. Finish with a pair of stacked heel boots for full effect.
Best for adding a pop of colour: Zara Oversized Knit Sweater
- Zara Oversized Knit Sweater, £29.99 from Zara – buy here
You can’t go wrong with this oversized jumper: coming in at just under £30, it’s perfect for adding a bold pop of colour to winter’s darker colour palette.
The turtleneck and ribbed cuffs keep things perfectly cosy and draft-free. Plus it’s also backed by Zara’s Join Life label, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of products.
Best chunky cable knit: Mango Oversize Knit Sweater
- Oversize knit sweater, £49.99 from Mango – buy here
This chunky cable knit by Mango looks deliciously warm to cosy up in.
Available in soft grey as well as dusky pink, it’s crafted from a wool and alpaca blend, with dropped shoulder seams that add to the casual feel.
We love how it’s been styled with a floaty skirt, but it’ll look just as stylish worn with jeans.
Best for dark winter days: Mango Pastel Yellow Oversize Knit Sweater
- Pastel Yellow Oversize Knit Sweater, £35.99 from Mango – buy here
It’s sunshine vibes all-round with this bright oversized jumper from Mango.
Knitted from a wool mix, this jumper is perfect if you love the look of cable stitching, but don’t want to be too weighed down by chunky fabric.
This long-length design is also available in lilac, for twice the pastel fun.
Best men’s option: Cos Oversized Jumper
- Oversized Jumper, £59 from Cos – buy here
Men can get in on the oversized jumper trend, too, with this cool knit from Cos which has a mottled knit effect.
Made from organic cotton, the classic round neck style works great with jeans or chinos for a relaxed and laidback look.
Pick up the black and off-white colourways also to nail your winter wardrobe.
Best for curves: Cream Colour Block Oversized Knitted Jumper
Oversized jumpers look amazing on curves: the trick is to not go overboard with fabrics that add too much volume, like this lightweight knit by Yours.
Featuring a colour block design in shades of cream, pink and beige, the long batwing sleeves and oversized fit keep the look super laidback.
Team with your favourite denim and trainers for easy weekend style.
Best luxe jumper: Zara Oversize Metallic Knit Sweater
- Zara Oversize Metallic Knit Sweater, £49.99 from Zara – buy here
We’re obsessed with this sweater by Zara – the metallic finish gives a gorgeous, lustrous sheen that’s perfect for party season.
The chunkier knit means it’s nice and cosy too, and the round neckline will work well with a sharply collared blouse layered underneath.
Wear it to your next outdoor event and get ready to turn heads!
How much are the best oversized jumpers?
Prices for the best oversized jumpers can vary: especially if you’re shopping for more premium fabrics like wool and cashmere. Having said that, we found some great options priced between £20 and £30.
For designer and high-end meanwhile, you may be looking at shopping jumpers that are priced from £70 and up.
Where to buy the best oversized jumpers?
The high street is filled with amazing oversized jumpers: we found plenty of styles at the likes of Zara, & Other Stories and Mango.
If you’re shopping designer, Farfetch and Selfridges are also great places to look.
What to look for in the best oversized jumpers?
Fabric is always key when it comes to knitwear: synthetics are cheaper but may not last the distance as well as wool, for instance.
It’s also worth considering the weight of the fabric: some people love chunkier styles, while others prefer lighter knits that add less volume. It’s all about personal preference really!
If you’re investing in pieces to carry you through many seasons, it’s always a good idea to stick to classic silhouettes and solid colours that will stay on-trend and go with a variety of outfits.
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