Why I'm desperate for a funnel neck jumper

It's all because of Victoria Beckham

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By Frankie Graddon on

Have you ever had that thing? That thing when you suddenly, and quite fiercely want a particular something and all you can do is think about how you’re going to get your hands on it? You think about it in the shower. You think about it as you’re trying to fall asleep. Heck, you even think about it when you pee. Well, I’ve got that thing.

It happened a few weeks ago when I was sat at the Victoria Beckham autumn catwalk show. Before me walked a sophisticated collection of tailored jackets, slouchy trousers, graphic-print dresses and then – BAM! In came a burgundy funnel neck jumper and my mouth literally watered. It was paired with a red swooshy skirt and long leather boots. By the time VB herself had taken the finale bow wearing a navy version, I was half way out the door and heading to the nearest Uniqlo.

Funnel necks, (not to be confused with roll necks, high necks, polo necks or cowl necks), are THE modern way to wear your jumper – just ask VB. The undisputed Queen of the funnel (see below), she knows their worth. For starters they are perfect for executing the ultimate chic-lady styling trick; the hair tuck. 

She also knows that they are perfect for looking stylishly coy.

Making a plain pair of trousers and trainers look exciting.

And keeping your chin warm. 

I think VB might be onto something and I want in. 

Whilst it might sound crazy talking about jumpers in March, judging by today’s temperature, we’ve still got a fair few weeks of jumper days ahead of us. Plus, when the weather does sort itself out, you can wear it with a springy skirt, like this. Until then, I’ve just bought the grey Merino wool number from & Other Stories (super cosy, handwash only, consider going a size down) which i’m wearing with jeans and gold hoops. 

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Marks & Spencer, £35



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