Best plus size knit jumpers

Your cold-weather staple

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Best plus size knitwear 2023

One can never have too many sweaters, especially in the cold season.

As temperatures dwindle down to negative figures, the number of layers we need to stay toasty rises but if you’re planning on wearing a jumper with every outfit, you’ll need some variety in your wardrobe.

Thankfully there’s plenty of choice out there, from Fairisle designs that offer a wholesome Nordic look, to classic Breton stripes and cosy fisherman weaves that will keep the chill at bay.

The thing is, shopping for flattering knitwear when you’re above the ‘average’ UK dress size can be a bit of a nightmare. The fit can so often be lacking and some textures don’t feel comfortable against the skin. Thicker knits always seem to cling to the areas we’re most sensitive about which can make one feel self-conscious - and no one needs that from their clothes.

But have no fear because we’re here with an edit of the comfiest and chicest knitwear that you’ll want to wear all season long. Our selection can be worn with separates as well as over dresses, meaning your favourite frocks can remain in your wardrobe rotation for a little bit longer.

Whether you want a design to burrow into while WFH or something smart for the office, a casual style for your weekend stroll or just a warm layer to sling on when you’re nipping out for milk, a great sweater is the wardrobe staple you need hanging in your closet this season.

Shop our edit of the best below

Monsoon Bailey bow jumper ivory


Sizes: S - 2XL

A white jumper may not appeal if you're someone who constantly spills (hello friends), but it's perfect for the office for semi-formal occasions when you're not sure what to wear. Monsoon's ivory knit is finished with two black bows and matching rims on the bell sleeve cuffs, giving it a timeless look that won't date. It looks best on separates like jeans and skirts - pair it with sequins for an easy Christmas party look.

Buy now£65, Monsoon

Boden Lydia Cashmere Jumper


Sizes: XS - XL

A shot of electric blue is just the ticket to brightening up a grey day. Boden's jumper is made from cashmere so it'll feel heavenly against the skin while the playful spot design promises to add an element of preppiness to your look.

Buy now£150, Boden

M&S Autograph Merino Wool Rich Jumper with Cashmere


Sizes: 6 - 24

Blending two classics in one, M&S’s monochrome striped jumper is destined to become an instant go-to. The weave has been enhanced with cashmere to heighten its softness; it feels amazing beside skin. We’ll pair ours with a leather-look midi skirt or black denim to keep the look simple yet classic.

Buy now£89, M&S

Seasalt Cornwall Merino Wool Rich Fair Isle Round Neck Jumper

Seasalt Cornwall

Sizes: 12 -24

For bracing countryside walks and baking with grandma, this wholesome merino wool jumper is ready to swaddle you in cosy warmth. A stunning Fair Isle design covers the entire piece and with so many colours in the mix, it should be easy to coordinate with existing staples in your wardrobe. Thanks to its delicate wool-heavy mix, it’s an item that should be hand-washed only.

Buy now£95.95, M&S

Native Youth Plus relaxed jumper with high neck in checkerboard knit

Native Youth

Sizes: 22 - 26

A neutral colour may be endlessly wearable but a bright hue promises to turn heads. Checkerboard patterns are still going strong in both interiors and fashion and Native Youth’s design offers a little extra warmth thanks to the loose roll neck.

Buy now£29.50, ASOS

Uniqlo Souffle Yarn Striped High Neck Jumper


Sizes: XS - 2XL

With a name like 'souffle' you can imagine how soft this jumper from Uniqlo is. The high neck and stretchy cuffs help block the cold out while the relaxed fit means it's suitable for work as well as play.

Buy now£29.90, Uniqlo

Never Fully Dressed Running Wild Cardigan

Never Fully Dressed

Sizes: M - 3XL

Proving cardis can be cool is this embroidered piece from Never Fully Dressed. The button-down design is made with super soft yarn that has a little stretch to help it fit beautifully. Pair with your favourite jeans and a white tee and elevate the classics.

Buy now£99, Never Fully Dressed

Joanie Kim Lightning Bolt Intarsia Jumper


Sizes: 8 - 22

When in doubt, just think: what would Bowie do? Channel the Starman in this lightning bolt jumper which strikes some colour into plain everyday outfits.

Buy now£59, Joanie