Hoodies have become a staple in most people’s wardrobes. Transitioning smoothly from gym-wear to street-casual, hoodies are known for being chic and comfortable. But how do you choose a hoodie that’s both comfortable and is flattering for your body type?
When it comes to styling your outfit with a hoodie, choosing one according to your figure will best accentuate your style. From oversized to structured fits, there are a lot of options to choose from.
Go through this guide to see which style is best for you.
But First, Understand Your Body Type
The first step to finding a perfect hoodie is to understand what your body type is. This will help determine what cut and size will suit you best. If you’re comfortable both, physically and mentally, with your choice you’ll be able to rock your look confidently. Ill-fitting clothes won’t do you any good. Below are some of the most common body types:
|Rectangular||This body type is also called “a boy shape.” Rectangular bodies have an evenly distributed figure and don’t have curves.
|Pear-Shaped||A pear-shaped body type has narrow shoulders and a slim waist.
|Hourglass||This body type has the same size shoulder-to-hip ratio and a slim waist.
|Oval||Oval body types have a heavier frame with a big bust and a wide hipline.
|Wedge||This body type is characterized by broad shoulders and smaller hips.|
For Short Heights
If you’re short, you should consider avoiding oversized hoodies. A hoodie that’s too baggy or too long will not flatter your short frame. Ideally, the hoodie should fall just below your belt. Avoid long sleeves that go past your fingers; a larger hoodie will just dwarf you out.
If You’re Tall
If you’re pushing 6 feet in height, your priority should be to find the right length. A small hoodie will not suit your taller frame. If your body type is tall, lean or rectangular, you’ll be easily able to pull off an oversized or a long-length hoodie. A cropped hoodie, on the other hand, might not be such a great idea.
If You’re Neither Too Tall or Too Short
If you’re neither of a short or tall build and fall somewhere in the middle, you should check out a slim-fit hoodie that sags a little around the waist. A fitted hoodie will accentuate your body type and will flatter your figure, even if you have a slightly muscular build.
If You’re a Bit On the Heavy Side
If you have an oval body type, make sure to choose a hoodie that doesn’t call attention to your midriff. It’s essential to think about comfort but it’s also important to choose something that flatters your body type. Choosing an oversized hoodie to deflect some attention may end up making you look bulkier. Go for a hoodie that is double-pocketed than one that has a big kangaroo pocket on the front. You can also try layering your hoodie under a coat.