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We love a winter trend that helps to keep out the bitter cold at the same time as looking uber stylish, which is why we will be investing in at least one snood this season. No this isn’t Snood, the addictive puzzle game, but a snood: the scarf-come-hood that goes on over the head and around the neck like a scarf that won’t flap away in the wind. How practical.

Having been seen on the fall catwalks at Burberry (rabbit fur) and Missoni (cosy knits), the snood is now making a massive comeback, keeping that 80’s look fresh for a more luxurious 2009.

Wear as a scarf, or protect your hair by raising the fabric over the back of your head like a hood – either way, the snood will make sure you’re bang on trend and will definitely keep that winter chill out!

We take a look at our top 5:

Michael Kors Cashmere rib-knit snood (£740) from Net-a-Porter

This neon bright embraces the 80s in more ways than one. One of the more expensive snoods available, this one is also available in highlighter yellow! Team with the Michael Kors sweater dress  in either colour for an alternative take on this electric wintery number.

French Connection chunky snood (£35) from French Connection

It’s black. It’s basic. But it just looks so warm. At just £35 it’s difficult to argue with this versatile, chunky knit.

Missoni Rib lurex snood (£145) from Browns

Our favourite snood so far. Missoni have added flecks of gold to this sumptuous coral piece, transforming any day-to-day winter wardrobe from practical to luxurious. A subtly sophisticated addition to 2009 layering.

Topshop Fairisle snood (£22) from Topshop: Rarely ones to disappoint, the lovely Toppers are offering this cute, printed snood which bares an uncanny resemblance to the Burberry Argyle print wool-blend snood (£150).

Reiss sequinned snood (£69) from Reiss: If it has sequins then it is likely we will approve. This sparkling snood from Reiss is perfect for the run-up to the party season and can be worn for day time chic or night time cover-up.

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