The best black roll-neck jumpers to get you through winter

A roll-neck jumper might be a classic but in the past couple of recent seasons the humble style staple has has a bit of a fashion moment. Perhaps due to the terrible weather or most likely stemming from an increased focussed on versatility, the roll-neck has become the linchpin to winter layering. 

While roll-necks of all hues and patterns have made a swift return to the digital shelves of the high street, it is the black roll-neck the rules supreme amongst all other winter knits. The blouse of the winter as we like to think of it, is appropriate for a multitude of occasions. 

Work Zoom call and want to look appropriate but still feel cosy? Black roll-neck. 

Off for a chilly winter walk and want an extra bit of protection? Black roll-neck. 

Favourite shirt dress that you’re dying to wear again in the winter but no idea how? Layer it over a roll-neck of course. 

In homage to such a fine winter sweater, we have scoured the high street for our favourite black roll-necks that will see you through until the sun starts to poke back out. From the cosiest cashmere to practical cotton and warming wool, there is a roll-neck to suit your needs in this week’s shopping column and as always all budgets have been accounted for. So whether you want to splash out on a credit card treat or count the pennies with a cash style buy. A black roll-neck jumper is certainly a fashion investment. 

Fine roll-neck wool top, £45, Cos

A fine roll-neck is perfect for layering. While of course you can wear this wit a pair of jeans or joggers it will look great layered under dresses or a finer knit for extra warmth.

Turtleneck sweater, £17.99, Mango

The short sleeve turtleneck is perfect for under v-neck styles. Get the added chest warmth without adding bulk to the sleeve. Also a strong style as we head into spring when hopefully the weather gets a little warmer.

Frill cotton roll-neck jumper – black, £60, Boden

How cute is the frill detail on this Boden roll-neck. The very definition of elevated basics, this jumper ups the style ante with this sweet finish. The ribbed fabrication helps to give a great fit and ensures it’s perfect for tucking into skirt and trouser waistbands.

Cashmere cowl polo neck, £329 now £229, Brora

A Brora cashmere black roll-neck is basically a hug in a sweater. Super warm, totally cosy and utterly luxe this is one investment purchase we guarantee you won’t regret.

Supersoft Textured Roll Neck Jumper, was £19.50 now £13.65, Marks and Spencer

Pitched as super soft, this roll-neck jumper is currently a bargain brilliant £13.65! We all know M&S quality is great and this jumper comes in several shades, if we were you, we’d stock up now.

New Look roll-neck jumper in black, £15.99, Asos

A ribbed knit is a great piece on its own and will pair perfectly with your favourite ‘Mom’ jeans for a slightly more dressed up look. This cute New Look one, sold on Asos is a good everyday style staple.

Women 100% extra fine merino wool ribbed turtleneck jumper, £24.90, Uniqlo

While cashmere is on the blowout end of the budget, a merino wool will give you plenty of warmth and comfort without breaking the bank. Once again, a fine wool jumper makes for a brilliant layering piece in the winter.

Sophie knitted roll-neck black, £95, Reiss

Earlier we suggested that a great black roll-neck is the perfect winter alternative to the blouse. Reiss have styled their chic black jumper with a pair of smart black trousers and this is such a great dressed up look. A roll-neck also looks totally effortless under a blazer too.

Long sleeve roll-neck top, Warehouse, was £19 now £14.25

This fine and fitted roll-neck top is perfect for those who want to tuck their knit into tops, jeans and skirts. If this is your aesthetic look for slim fits and non bulky fabrics to ensure a streamlined finish.

Lara merino wool roll-neck jumper, was £75 now £49, Hobbs

We love the added detail on this Lara wool roll-neck. With sweet metal detailing on the cuff, this basic is elevated and while the black colour and roll-neck silhouette keeps it timeless, the hardware offers a smart and stylish point of difference.

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Feature image: Boden