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The best winter gloves for women

Our roundup of gloves for women features high-end and high street brands. (Getty Images)
Our roundup of gloves for women features high-end and high street brands. (Getty Images)

With a bitter winter chill heading our way, now's a better time than ever to invest in a new pair of gloves.

Whether you're looking for pure practicality and insulating fabrics, or something stylish to keep your mitts warm, we've created a shopping guide to help you decide on what pair is best for you.

It's always a good idea to have gloves close by when temperatures plummet and keep frostbite at bay. They're a winter wardrobe essential for dog walks, commuting and evenings out.

Our roundup features handpicked leather, wool, sheepskin, sherpa and cashmere designs to insulate heat.

Read on to find out which brands made the cut and how we'll be wearing them this winter.

The best winter gloves for women

100% Cashmere gloves | £29.99 from Mango

These 100% cashmere gloves from Mango are stylish and functional.
These 100% cashmere gloves from Mango are stylish and functional.

This luxurious cashmere pair look much more expensive than their high-street price tag and while they're on the pricier side of our roundup, they're chic, cosy and the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Available in heather grey or ecru, they're also designed with cuffed wrists to keep the chill out.

Gathered Leather-cashmere Gloves | £59 from Cos

This leather cashmere mix from Cos are a classic winter accessory.
This leather cashmere mix from Cos are a classic winter accessory.

Blending two luxurious fabrics, leather and cashmere, is Cos. Buttery soft with a cosy lining, this pair have gathered edges and minimal seam finishes for a winter wardrobe go-to.

Faux Sheepskin Gloves | £19.50 from Marks & Spencer

Super-soft and super stretchy, this M&S pair will go with everything in your wardrobe,
Super soft and super stretchy, this M&S pair will go with everything in your wardrobe,

We love this faux sheepskin design from Marks & Spencer, which comes in just under £20. Available in black, natural and grey, they're made with added stretch and a statement cuff.

Superdry Tweed Cable Gloves | £16.99 from John Lewis

This cable knit cream pair by Superdry are made from a cosy polyester blend.
This cable knit cream pair by Superdry are made from a cosy polyester blend.

You can't go wrong with a classic cable knit and this pair of mittens are particularly functional for keeping hands warm but easily accessible for tapping on a touchscreen phone or tablet (or car parking meter) thanks to the finger holes.

Heattech Lined Thermal Gloves | £19.99 from Uniqlo

Lined with thermal fleecing, this Uniqlo pair will help keep you warm this winter.
Lined with thermal fleecing, this Uniqlo pair will help keep you warm this winter.

This suede style are windproof, have touchscreen-compatible fabric on the palms, are lined with Uniqlo's famous Heattech fleece for extra insulation and are designed to fit snugly around the fingers to added warmth.

The North Face Etip Women's Gloves | £40 from John Lewis

The fingertips of these gloves have Etip functionality so they will work with your smartphone's touchscreen.
The fingertips of these gloves have Etip functionality so they will work with your smartphone's touchscreen.

If you love the outdoors and are planning winter hikes, cycles and trails, then it's worth splurging a little more on a pair like this from The North Face. There are more than 690 five-star reviews from John Lewis shoppers. One reads: "These gloves are really nice! I purchased them in black, size large and the fit is perfect. They're not too thick, but will keep you warm enough in cool weather. I highly recommend!"

Women's Run for It All Hooded Gloves | £35 from Lululemon

Designed for running, this pair have a fold-top hood that's wind and water-resistant.
Designed for running, this pair have a fold-top hood that's wind and water-resistant.

For keen runners, make sure a pair of gloves are in your exercise kit to ensure you can hit your fitness goals without the cold slowing you down. Available in sizes XS to XL, they're made from a brushed fleece fabric, reflective details and a silicone print to help grip essentials like your phone or a water bottle.

Heart leather gloves black | £17.50 from Accessorize

This playful pair are made from buttery soft leather.
This playful pair are made from buttery soft leather.

This heart print pair will give you extra style points but are no less practical. We love the red hearts dotted over these leather gloves and they're available in sizes S to L.

Fabric Leather Shorty Tech Glove | £65 from UGG

UGG's gloves have its signature sheepskin cuff for extra warmth.
UGG's gloves have its signature sheepskin cuff for extra warmth.

While UGG is best known for its wool lined boots, its gloves are also worth indulging in. They're made from a silky wool blend are are conductive on the palm for easy smartphone use.

Fleece Lined Leather Gloves | £20 from John Lewis

A pair of leather gloves are timeless and will never go out of style.
A pair of leather gloves are timeless and will never go out of style.

This super soft pair are super chic without breaking the bank. Available in 11 colours, ranging from cobalt blue to this luxurious claret, they're perfect for adding a subtle pop of colour to an outfit.

Recycled Polyester Ribbed Cuff Gloves | £10 from John Lewis

The ribbed cuff on this John Lewis pair ensures a snug fit.
The ribbed cuff on this John Lewis pair ensures a snug fit.

For an affordable pair, try John Lewis' affordable own brand, Anyday, which launched last year. You can choose from blue, green, red, grey or black and each come with a matching scarf and beanie.

TRENDOUX Soft Warm Touch Screen Winter Thermal Gloves | £17.99 from Amazon

This pair from Amazon have a touchscreen capability design on the thumb, forefinger and middle finger.
This pair from Amazon have a touchscreen capability design on the thumb, forefinger and middle finger.

The bestselling women's gloves on Amazon are this bargain pair. With more than 1,000 five-star reviews, here's what one shopper had to say: "This is my second pair and they don't disappoint. Great gloves for the cold weather, they keep my hands nice and warm."