Sweaters come in all different colors, style and weight. Sweaters can be categorized according to the design, fabric and other
Sweater according to design
Design wise, three types of sweater are popular among men and women.
Sweater which opens down at the front and which comes with button or zipper closure is known as cardigan. This sweater was named after the seventh Earl of Cardigan and it was used to add layer to the cloth. Cardigan is worn over shirt and under the coat and are easy to put on and remove. There are many varieties of cardigans like chenille cardigan, cable knit cardigan and a fleece cardigan.
This sweater is called pullover because of the way it is worn. Since there is no opening at the front, this type of sweater needs to be pulled over the head. In British English, pullover is also known as jumper. You can buy pullover sweater for men and women in different styles and colours. Pullovers are best with T-shirt or buttoned shirt.
3. Sweater Vest
Sweater vest is an armless sweater. It can either be designed with an open front with button or zip or it can also be designed as a pullover. It does not have sleeve and it is not as warm as full sweater but it looks best when worn under a blazer or jacket. It does not make your jacket or blazer look overstuffed when put on inside.
Sweater according to Fabric
1. Cashmere Sweater
Cashmere sweater is made from the precious Cashmere which comes from the Cashmere goat that is found in High Himalayas. Cashmere is softer and light than sheep’s wool and offers better insulation. Cashmere sweater is highly durable but cashmere sweater price is expensive than woollen sweater. There are Cashmere sweater for men, Cashmere sweater for women and there are Cashmere sweater for kids. These sweater can be designed as a v neck sweater or wrap sweater or cardigan or turtleneck sweater.
Sweater according to Neckline
1. Crew Neck
Also called a T-shirt neck, it is a rounded opening. It looks best when worn on the top of colored shirt.
It has a pointed neck opening and it is usually worn with a turtleneck or collared shirt.
Turtleneck sweaters are warmest and do not show shirt that is worn inside.