A shopping guide to the best … winter cardigans

Once seen as dowdy, the cardigan is enjoying a renaissance, with Taylor Swift even penning a song about the knitwear favourite last year.

There’s a huge array to consider. Block colours – particularly in autumnal shades, such as rust or mustard – are a good place to start. Designs with a V-neck might suit those over a D-cup.

Cardigans aren’t just classic, though. They can bring something playful to a weekday outfit. Old-fashioned knits found secondhand provide a cute and cosy feel. Quirky brands like Cinta are worth looking at on rental sites.

Treasures can be found in vintage stores and online. Think of channelling Nancy Mitford in a classic twinset, Marilyn Monroe on the beach in something more chunky, or Mad Men’s Betty Draper.
Lauren Cochrane

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Green checked

Green checked, £25.99,
Wear a cropped cardigan buttoned up over a polo-neck dress

rust red

Rust red, £180,
A seamless knit, made using zero-waste, solar-powered machines

navy aran

Navy aran, £110,
100% merino wool, made in England


Blue V-neck
Blue V-neck Elevate your work wardrobe with a classic blue cardigan – perfect with a white shirt £25 for two weeks,

Blue V-neck, £25 FOR TWO WEEKS,
Elevate your work wardrobe with a classic blue cardigan – perfect with a white shirt

cute vintage- inspired pink knit

Pink embroidered, £15 for four days, by Cinta the Label,
Style a cute vintage-inspired knit with wide-leg jeans


Pastel striped, from £45,
Opt for a fun, embellished style for evening looks


yellow cardigan
Photograph: PR

Preloved yellow Vivienne Westwood, £85,
For a 90s look, opt for a thin knit and wear buttoned up with a leather skirt

Navy and orange cardi

Navy and orange, £39.95,
Wear a sporty style over a jumpsuit with trainers

Patterned brown

Brown and cream Nordic, £25,
Patterned and oversized, perfect for autumn walks


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