Your Style Choice: Sweatshirt or Hoodie?

Sweatshirts and hoodies have a lot in common mostly because they are usually made of the same material and worn by all ages and sexes.

A sweatshirt is a long-sleeved pullover that covers the upper body and arms, just like a hoodie. The apparent difference is the hood a hoodie has.

However, there should be more style differences, and when you can wear one or the other. Stay with us!

Characteristics of hoodies and sweatshirts

Material: When it comes to material, there is no real distinction between the sweatshirt and the hoodie. The fabrics used are usually the same – could be cotton, plastic, etc. – depends on the manufacturer.

Collar: A sweatshirt can be worn with other clothing like a shirt or T-shirt. The same is not the case with a hoodie; at least not with something that is supposed to be visible.

Details: A sweatshirt looks simpler. It usually has no buttons or zippers. A hoodie, besides the hood, has cords to tighten it. Some also have a zipper if you want to wear it open.

Sweatshirt vs. Hoodie: When to choose which

Winter and cold: Both sweatshirts and hoodies work perfectly as heat insulation on cold days. The hood, however, gives an added protection to keep the head warm when you don’t have a beanie. Therefore a hoodie is undoubtedly preferable in cold conditions.

Formal events: Say you are invited to dinner by your parents-in-law or have an official meeting, a sweatshirt bests the hoodie. You can even style it up a little by wearing a shirt underneath. A hoodie just doesn’t fit – it’s not really for formal events.

Casual events: Both hoodies and sweatshirts work well for casual events. But a hoodie can offer an extra stylish advantage. A well-fitting T-shirt under a hoodie with a bomber or leather jacket can add extra spice.

In all, hoodies and sweatshirts have benefits and disadvantages depending on the occasion and your taste too, of course.

If you really don’t have a sweater or hoodie or just can’t get enough, then have a look at our Sweatshirt and Hoodie collections.





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