If turtlenecks aren’t your thing, how about a versatile, crossover V-neck sweater? This one from Express has been a great find thanks to viscose cashmere blends. It’s soft, non-itchy, fits like a glove, drapes well, AND is machine washable. Although the cut line under the bust suggests that it might not work for a fuller bust, give it a bash anyway. It has worked on some of my busty short-waisted clients with a camisole because it’s stretchy.

Readers often wonder what I wear instead of a long sleeved T-shirt. Well, I wear knitwear like turtle necks and this style of pullover. Since my style is quite dressy, I prefer the visual effect of knitwear over T-shirt fabric. Knitwear also tends to retain its shape and colour for longer.

I like to wear this type of pullover in the same way that you wear a tee: on its own with a scarf or necklace, tucked into high-waisted pants, with a skirt, or layered under a jacket. I bought the sweater in black when there was a 30% discount on the style last week. I’ve already worn it often so I might even duplicate the item in my wardrobe. Be sure to size up because it runs small.

I refuse to purchase expensive knitwear because I’ve burned my fingers in the past. No matter how much I spent, the quality was up to maggots after one season. Infuriating! Thanks to places like Express, the Loft, Macys, H&M and certain brands at Nordstrom I can buy inexpensive knitwear and not hit the roof when it starts to pill, stretch out or lose its lustre.