Social distancing. Virtual events. And that *shudders* mute button. It can be hard to communicate properly right now, to say the least. It's not only human-substituting tech that's to blame, either. Cast adrift in a sea of grey sweatpants, you'd be forgiven for feeling a little voiceless when it comes to dressing.

But we hear you. Fashion has long been a way to communicate; the wardrobe the perfect medium for making the statements of the individual. That's why, with the help of MATCHESFASHION, we're running the rule on this season's statement sweaters that are unashamedly loud. These are the pieces that'll make you be and feel seen.

IRL audiences might have been absent from recent FW21 menswear shows in Paris and Milan, but that didn't stop iconic fashion houses and up and coming labels from sparking conversations through their clothing. Loud, graphic sweaters were walked down the runway by Virgil-helmed Louis Vuitton, ERL, Prada, and many more. To help you get ahead of the look, we've picked out 10 statement sweaters from a roster of labels that includes Raf Simons, Gucci, and Jacquemus. Mute button or no mute button, your wardrobe will be heard.

Shop our favorite statement sweaters below.

Raf Simons Oversized Knit

Oversized Open-knit Sweater

Oversized Open-knit Sweater

$974

Raf Simons

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Master of all things oversized, Raf Simons just took your WFH wardrobe to new heights. Comfortable doesn't have to be boring.

Jacquemus Taped Seam Sweatshirt

Moisson Taped-Seam Sweatshirt

Moisson Taped-Seam Sweatshirt

$330

Jacquemus

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Jacquemus serves up a statement sweater that revels in the art of subtlety. In fact, your Zoom colleagues won't even see its bold seams until you wave your dad furiously out of the room in fear.

Stefan Cooke Cutout Sweater

Slashed Cutout-Wool Sweater

Slashed Cutout-Wool Sweater

$752

Stefan Cooke

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The first of three cutout sweaters on this selection, this one comes courtesy of Central Saint Martins alumnus Stefan Cooke. Holes in your clothes never looked so good.

Post Imperial Ribbed Sweater

Wave Ribbed Sweater

Wave Ribbed Sweater

$495

POST IMPERIAL

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"He lit up any Zoom he walked into." Is how you'll be remembered when people retell tales of these strange times. But only if you invest in this.

Raf Simons AW14 Sweater

AW14 Knitted-Patchwork Sweater

AW14 Knitted-Patchwork Sweater

$1423

Raf Simons

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Two from Raf Simons make this list, because MATCHESFASHION just received the Belgian fashion icon's new Archive Redux — featuring re-issues of classic pieces from the Raf catalog. This sweater was part of the AW14 collection and was a collab with artist Sterling Ruby.

Fendi Cashmere Sweater

Cut-out Cashmere Sweater

Cut-out Cashmere Sweater

$1890

Fendi

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Nothing says drip like a gold Fendi cashmere number. This sweater's cutouts make room for going even harder with another loud layer underneath. Or for wearing nothing at all, if your Zoom meeting permits it.

Gucci Jacquard Sweater

V-neck Gg-Jacquard Wool-Blend Sweater

V-neck Gg-Jacquard Wool-Blend Sweater

$1300

Gucci

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When you've got a Zoom call at twelve and a round of golf at two, this Gucci sweater, cemented in cool by the likes of Tyler, the Creator, is ideal.

JW Anderson Logo Sweater

Anchor-Bouclé Sweater

Anchor-Bouclé Sweater

$645

JW Anderson

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High quality, chunky knit sweaters like this one by JW Anderson make staying home a thing to cherish.

Bottega Veneta Mesh Sweater

Open Mesh Sweater

Open Mesh Sweater

$1350

Bottega Veneta

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The last of the cutout sweaters on this list of loud ones. A definite recurring theme across this season's collections, it's a whole new way to layer.

Loewe Striped Sweater

Striped Jersey Sweater

Striped Jersey Sweater

$850

Loewe

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Jonathan Anderson's confident use of color is on display in this ribbed Loewe sweater that'll add some nice contrast to muted pants and accessories.

Y/Project Slashed Polo Sweater

Slashed Polo Sweater

Slashed Polo Sweater

$579

Y/Project

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From cutout sweaters to a slashed one, and this '90s-vibe polo piece from Y/Project. Will still be useful come any summer evening.

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