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Stick your V-neck out

get the look ... and get it right
Last autumn Prada did a grey, high V-neck sweater, which was one of the bestsellers of the season (it sold out almost immediately). It worked because it was simple, suited everybody and easily translated into the high street. This autumn, the story will be the same. Although the Eighties are coming back (I'm so sick of comebacks), and with them power suits and big shoulders, easy and elegant pared down silhouettes will still be worn by most. And the humble V-neck fits in beautifully. Don't be tempted to buy yours too big or two skinny. This season's Vs should sit on the hip and be a teensy bit too big - like you could do with a good sandwich. They are perfect to dress down the upcoming micro- mini, if you want to nod your head to the new length.

Clockwise from main picture: Grey cashmere sweater (sizes s, m, l) pounds 220, Jil Sander, available from Browns, 25 South Molton Street, London W1, 0171 493 1230

Dark grey fine-knit jumper (sizes s, m, l), pounds 78, John Smedley, S Fisher, 22 Burlington Arcade, London W1. Enquiries/mail order: 01629 534 331

Pale grey knit jumper (sizes s, m, l), pounds 20, Miss Selfridge, 221-223 Oxford Street, London W1, and branches. Enquiries: 0181 910 1359

Brown/beige zig-zag jumper (sizes s, m, l), pounds 21.99, H & M Hennes, Oxford Circus, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 255 2031

Duck-egg blue boiled wool jumper with chenille trim (sizes s, m, l), pounds 129, Nicole Farhi, 158 New Bond Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 499 8368

Grey ribbed jumper (sizes 1,2,3), pounds 58, Jigsaw, 26-7 New Bond Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 491 4244

Red striped knit jumper (sizes s, m, l) pounds 60, French Connection, 249 Regent Street, London W1. Enquiries: 0171 399 7200