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All hems may have various types of borders, such as picots , ribbing and frills. Knitted fabrics are generally somewhat elastic and have a softer hand feel or drape than woven fabric, sweaters that are more tightly fitted or have a soft drape may conform well to the body without requiring tailoring necessary in a woven garment such as darts, flares and gores.
Even when such shaping is used, it can be knit into the fabric itself, without requiring seams. A sweater with an open front fastened by buttons or a zipper is generally called a cardigan , but the nomenclature for other styles in different dialects can be quite confusing.
In British English , a sweater may also be called a pullover, jumper or jersey. In the United States however, " jumper " refers to a style of women's sleeveless dress, worn over a blouse or shirt, and "jersey" refers to a knit shirt, especially if part of an athletic uniform. If sleeveless, such a garment may be called a "slipover" or "tank top" in British English, while "tank top" in US English refers to a sleeveless shirt or undershirt.
In South African English , a knitted sweater is always called a jersey , while sweater , when used, refers to a sweatshirt.
In the sport of ice hockey , the top of a hockey player's uniform had traditionally been a sweater; and even though modern hockey uniform tops are more commonly a jersey they are typically referred to as a "hockey sweater," regardless of the style, but frequently, in the U.
Thin sweaters may be worn tucked into the waistband of trousers ; but otherwise, men's sweaters are worn untucked. Nonetheless, some individuals, including some television and film actors, have been known for wearing tucked-in sweaters. Sweaters are a versatile item of clothing and can be worn on top of almost any outfit. Sports sweaters are often worn on tops of sports kit while traveling to or from a sports ground.
Sweaters can be worn with a dress shirt underneath and optionally a tie , which has the advantage of allowing the wearer to have the option of removing the sweater when it is uncomfortably warm and still looking presentable in many situations. Layering and the ease with which it allows for temperature regulation is a major benefit of the sweater as an article of clothing.
Various methods have evolved for conveniently carrying a sweater, once removed. The three most common approaches are: In the late 20th century, the sweater increasingly came to be worn as an alternative to a shirt when finer materials made them more comfortable next to the skin.
Some people enjoy wearing Christmas-related sweaters around Christmas time to get into the festive spirit. Some women's sweaters are meant to be worn belted; a belt or drawstring is sometimes knitted into the sweater itself.
Leggings are commonly worn with long sweaters or sweater dresses. The uniforms that present day ice hockey players wear are sometimes referred to as "sweaters", although they nowadays usually more closely resemble the jerseys worn in other sports like soccer.
This is because original uniforms were simply sweaters with the team's logo stitched on the front. However, as technology changed, so did the uniforms as actual sweaters absorbed too much moisture and became weighed down and bulky throughout the course of a game.
In Benjamin Russell Jr. At the time Russell Manufacturing Company made garments for women's and children's knit shirts and undergarments. Russell went on to create a new division of his factory, focusing solely on the production of sweatshirts in the Russell Athletic mills in Eventually, Russell Athletic mills became Russell Athletic co.
The sweatshirt's potential as a portable advertising tool was discovered in the s when U. For students and parents alike, university names on sweatshirts became the preferred casual attire for exhibiting school pride. The sweatshirt, along with the T-shirt , provided a cheap and effective way of disseminating information on a mass scale.
The T-shirt slogan fad of the seventies inevitably translated to sweatshirts. Recognizing the relative simplicity of customization and the power of clever graphics combined with catchphrases, sweatshirts became a vehicle for personal expression for both the designer and the person wearing them. Sweatshirts are arguably a type of sweater, but made of a fabric and cut similar to sweatpants.
The jumper can hang from the shoulders to the hemline OR it can have a waistband. One can pull the jumper over one's head or, in the case of my daughter's jumper, step into it - this depends largely on the neckline. They can go down the back or on the side. A jumper is closed all the way around - since I just read this evening that a pinafore my guess for what the British would call our jumper is not generally closed in the back although it could have apron-string ties to keep it in place - thank you, Wikipedia.
My daughter's jumper has a yoke-style top - that is it has a fairly open front; it has a waistband with both a zipper and button, on one side, for closure. The combination of the wide opening down the front and the zipper allows her to step into the garment through the top; the zipper closes up and the button secures the waistband.
A jumper is, in my opinion, worn more often by girls than by grown women. At my daughter's school, their skirts of their jumpers are to be "mid-knee" length; during the course of the year, they grow and the skirts get relatively shorter. A pullover would be anything like a sweater or sweatshirt or fleece that goes over your head to go on. It wouldn't have buttons or a zipper except for decoration. I don't think that I would call any of my clothes a pullover, although I would know what someone means if they used the term.
As for sweater, I liked the definition from above: Sweater-vest, Hooded sweater, turtleneck sweater, etc. The extra warmth still holds those fine materials generally trap a lot of heat. The only exception would be some more decorative sweater made of a light-weight yarn and and open knit for warm-weather wear as I said, an exception.
A long-sleeved or short-sleeved knitted garment pulled over the head is called a jersey. These can be somewhat formal, and are commonly part of school uniforms, or work attire, in winter, because of South Africa's relatively mild climate.
Terms like cardigan , and especially, pullover and jumper are rarer, or never used in everyday speech. A more casual, colourful upper garment, often made of synthetic fabrics is called a sweater , or if part of a tracksuit, then a tracksuit top.
According to Wikipedia, these South African "sweaters" are called "sweatshirts" in the rest of the world. Heavier fabric casual sweaters, with or without hoods, are often called jackets. Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
Questions Tags Users Badges Unanswered. What's the difference between a jumper, a pullover, and a sweater? This reminds me of the children's joke. What do get if you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?
I call all these things a "woolly", even if they aren't made of wool but appear to be. I wonder if there is a further regional differentiation for woolly? I link to that one from the third word of my question -: Oops, sorry about that. Google gives a good definition for the american usage: A collarless sleeveless dress, typically worn over a blouse.
I think that describes it a bit better. Jumper is as Arlen says in the US. A girl's top with attached shorts or long pants would be called a jump suit in the US. In the US, there are two different types of garment that can be called a jumper.
For adult women and older girls , it is the over-dress described by the other commenters; however, it can also be a garment for babies and toddlers, in which case it's more of an all-purpose term for anything that includes both a top and bottom, all in one piece, like pinafores, rompers, jon-jons, etc.
Janet 3 2. In Australia a cardigan differs from a jumper in that it is buttoned up so not pulled over the head as is a jumper. In the UK also I would say that you can't take sweater to mean cardigan -- if it buttons up, it isn't a sweater, a pullover or a jumper: Tony Balmforth 41 1.
Brian Nixon 3, 10 Jerseys and guernseys were originally specific types of thick fisherman's sweaters, made to designs from the respective islands I think 'cable-knit' comes into it, but wouldn't swear to it. I think guernsey still has this meaning, but jersey has become generic.
Here's my take on my own: The garment Amy describes is a 'pinafore dress' in the UK and is closed at the back. The pinafore that's open at the back is the kind worn by children to protect their clothes.
In South African English: NMrt 5
Sweater-vest, hooded sweater, turtleneck sweater, etc. Jumper — this is actually a dress (no shorts attached—that is a jumpsuit as clarified above) with no sleeves or collar; it is worn over a blouse or lightweight 'pullover' as we see in Catholic school uniforms here. Discover Free Sweaters & Jumpers Patterns | LoveKnitting at LoveKnitting. The world's largest range of knitting supplies - we stock patterns, yarn, needles and books from all of your favorite brands%(K). Difference Between Jumper and Sweater • Jumper is a kind of dress that is worn by small girls and is to be pulled over your head to be worn. It is usually collarless and .