This Formally "Dated" Knit Just Became the #1Jumper Trend of the Season

Question: what do Bella Hadid, Meghan Markle, Kendall Jenner and Rihanna all have in common? Well, there's probably a few answers to that, but there's no avoiding the fact that the noughties made a strong comeback this year, and with all of our favourite throwback looks (hello, low-slung jeans and butterfly motifs) we've also re-adopted some nostalgic pieces we didn't see coming too, and celebs are also jumping on the bandwagon. As a millennial, I have mixed feelings about this renaissance, but I have also enjoyed how fashion brands have adapted the trends to feel more contemporary. A case in point: Off-the-shoulder knits. Once considered a trend I strongly associate with my teens (and not in a good way), if you take a look at current interpretations from designers such as Ulla Johnson and Chloé, there's no denying that the bardot jumper can look pretty damn chic.


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You might not have thought much of making the most of a décolletage-baring jumper, but this effortless knit toes the line between cosy-casual and effortless elegance, and when it comes to working 2023's off-the-shoulder knit in a contemporary way, it all comes down to styling. Take a look at street style and you'll see off-the-shoulder jumpers paired with tailored wide-leg trousers (preferably in a matching shade), to create a sleek ensemble, but I also appreciate the flirty finish that comes from a miniskirt and knee high-boots that shows a little skin (but not too much, it's still winter after all). Looking for more outfit inspiration? French women have long adopted the Bardot neckline, usually with a slim-leg jean and ballet flats, but of course, you can always go full noughties with low-slung flares and a circle belt. Just kidding.


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So if you're in need of a little off-the-shoulder inspo, keep scrolling to see how the fashion crowd has been wearing their knits and to shop my edit of the very best shoulder-skimming jumpers to wear now. Did I mention they're perfect for party season too?



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Style Notes: There's something nostalgic about this outfit, but it's brought up-to-date with the minimalist colour palette.


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Style Notes: Lisa Aiken makes a good case for head-to-toe black with this wintery look. So simple yet so chic.


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Style Notes: Anouk Vye also adds a wide-leg trouser but choosing distressed denim shows how to dress the jumper down too. Your weekend outfit, sorted. 



Style Notes: On the runway Calvin Luo managed to tick off four trends at once: off-the-shoulder jumpers, A-line skirts, corsages and knee-high boots. Pure perfection. 

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.