The difference between a sweatshirt and a sweatshirt.

In cloudy, chilly weather, we all gravitate towards warm and practical clothes. Jumpers, pullovers, sweatshirts - all these things are present in the wardrobe of every average Russian. What can not be said about sweatshirts, which are only gaining popularity in our country. Meanwhile, this item of clothing is characterized by special convenience and stylish appearance.



Sweatshirt - jacket made of dense material without a hood and pockets. It is a cross between a sweatshirt and a sweater. In most cases, it is sewn from dense jersey, it has a free cut and a cutout under the throat. The name of the garment comes from a combination of two English words: sweater and shirt. A jacket of this cut is a universal wardrobe item: it is worn by both women and men. Often, a sweatshirt is decorated with bright inscriptions and prints. It is worth noting that it first appeared in the 1920s. Initially, sweatshirts were used by football players as an element of sports uniforms and were made of cotton fabric. By the 1960s, they became widespread among the student environment, and later they began to be worn by actors and show business stars. Today, sweaters of such a plan are no longer considered purely sportswear and have become firmly established in everyday fashion.


Sweatshirt - a kind of sports sweater with a free cut with or without a zipper. It is made mainly of footer and fleece. A correctly cut product should stretch in width, but in no case in length. Few know that this piece of clothing is named after the writer Leo Tolstoy. Initially, it was a loose, long shirt for men with thick gathers, made of smooth material. She was worn outside. Later, the cut of sweatshirts has undergone significant changes. Now such sweaters are worn over underwear, and their main function is to keep warm. In most cases, clothes are equipped with a hood and supplemented with patches, pockets, zippers. Today it enjoys wide popularity among young people, especially among city sports fans.


First of all, it is worth considering the cut and materials for the manufacture of products. The sweatshirt is equipped with a hood, while the sweatshirt does not. In addition, the first wardrobe item can be zipped and have pockets. It is made from heat-retaining materials such as lining or fleece. Sweatshirts do not have fasteners and pockets. This garment is sewn from a wide variety of materials, be it fleece, cotton, neoprene, organza, velor or even velvet. Thus, some models of such clothes can hardly be called warm, they rather perform a decorative function.

Another difference between a sweatshirt and a sweatshirt is that initially the first wardrobe item was complemented by triangular inserts on the back and under the neckline. They performed the function of absorbing sweat and imparting special elasticity to the fabric. After all, as mentioned above, the first sweatshirts were used as equipment for football players. Triangles have remained in some modern models, but today they are more likely a distinctive sign of this garment. It is quite obvious that sweatshirts do not have such inserts.

It is worth noting that the current sweatshirts are clothing for everyday wear. They can be combined with a wide variety of bottoms: jeans, trousers, shorts, sweatpants. Decorated with sophisticated prints, models look good with mini or pencil skirts. Sweatshirts are worn with sneakers and sneakers, as well as with platform sandals and heels. The sweatshirt remains mostly sportswear. It is combined exclusively with jeans and trousers. Sports shoes are also selected.

To summarize, what is the difference between a sweatshirt and a sweatshirt.

Sweatshirt Sweatshirt
No hoodEquipped with a hood
Does not have zippers and pocketsOften there are zippers and pockets
Made from the most various, sometimes thin materialsSewn from footer or fleece
Some models play a purely decorative rolePerforms the function of keeping warm
Often equipped with triangular inserts on the back and under the necklineNo inserts
Suitable for everyday wearwardrobe element
Can be combined not only with trousers, but also with skirts, as well as high-heeled shoesIt is worn exclusively with trousers and jeans, complemented by sports shoes