How to choose the perfect hoodie

Feb 15 , 2020

How to choose the perfect hoodie

How to Find the Best Hoodie for Your Body Type

With the cooler fall and winter months comes the chance to pull out your favorite hoodie. With a recent surge in popularity of hoodies as a fashionable item of dress, it is important that you know how to choose a hoodie that best fits your particular body type.


  • Believe it or not, there are several hundred different types of hoodies. Those looking to stay warm and comfortable while remaining stylish should know a few key things about selecting a hoodie for their unique body type. Today, Our Hoodies will be giving you all of the information that you need to make the right choice for you. After all, as comfortable and cozy as a hoodie is, it is important that you look your best when wearing one of our fashionable hoodies. Let’s get started

What Type of Hoodie is Best for my Body Type

There are two main factors that you should be considering when selecting the perfect hoodie for you. When taking the time to address each of these factors, you will have a much easier time selecting a hoodie that compliments your body while still remaining comfy and warm for the cold winter months. Let’s take a look at each of the factors that you should take into account when purchasing a hoodie for yourself.


The first factor that you should consider when buying a stylish, fashionable hoodie is your height. This goes a long way in helping you understand your unique body type and will assist you in choosing a hoodie type that looks amazing on you.


If you are on the shorter side, the first thing you should take into account is that an oversized hoodie will do little to compliment your body type. Baggy or longline fitting hoodies will only make you look broader, drawing more attention to the deficit between the size of the hoodie and your height. Your best bet as someone who is shorter is to select a hoodie that falls no lower than just past your beltline. Slim fit hoodies are also a great way to go and the perfect fitting hoodie will have sleeves that fall no further than where your thumb begins.


Those that are taller than average will do well to pay close attention to finding a hoodie of the correct length when shopping. Unlike those that are shorter in height, taller people are well-complemented by oversized hoodies and longline hoodies. You will want to avoid any hoodie that falls shorter than your beltline as this isn’t a proper fit in a hoodie. Furthermore, be careful to check the fabric’s quality when shopping for hoodies as any hoodie that is just barely long enough for your body type may shrink after washing. In this case, it may be best to purchase a hoodie one size up from your usual size.


When considering weight in regards to finding a hoodie that fits properly, it is important that you determine whether or not you are of slim or average build or a little on the heavier side. Once you have made this distinction, you can begin finding the best hoodie type for you.


Those of a slim or average build should opt for a hoodie of the slim fit variety as this will reduce the chances of sagging around the waistline. When your hoodie sags around the waist area, this can make you appear larger than you actually are. Those that are more on the muscular side should also consider a slim fit hoodie as this will best complement your physique.


If you count yourself in the category of those that are on the heavier side, you should work to find a hoodie that draws less attention to your belly and more attention to your shoulders. It is important to be comfortable but you will also want to find a hoodie that complements your natural shape as well.


If you are relatively tall and want to draw attention away from your stomach, you may do well to select a hoodie that is slightly too large. On the other hand, if you are shorter and looking to draw attention away from your physique, this method won’t work as easily as you’ll be making yourself look more broad than you are.

Different Types of Hoodies for You to Choose From

At Our Hoodies, we want it to be easy for you to find a hoodie type that complements your body type. In order to assist you in finding the right hoodie for you, we will be breaking down some of the most popular hoodie types in our store and explaining how each of them work best for a particular body type.

The Zipper Hoodie

While the zipper hoodie works well for any body type, those with a slimmer figure will find the most benefit in this type of hoodie. A zipper hoodie doesn’t do well to hide the belly either when zipped up or let open. Many zipper hoodies are also slim fit and best suited to slimmer body types. That being said, this doesn’t mean that a zipper hoodie is out if you are of a larger body type. Simply size up using the methods listed above to find the right fit!

Kangaroo Pocket Hoodies

Those that are on the heavier side will want to be careful that their hoodie is not inadvertently drawing attention to their belly. A kangaroo pocket hoodie features a pocket that closely resembles the pocket found on female kangaroos where they house their young. As long as this pocket is placed carefully, it will draw attention away from your stomach, making it a great choice for those who are conscious of this.

Oversized Pullover Hoodies

Oversized pullover hoodies are the perfect option for those who consider themselves of the heavier body type variety. Those who are on the shorter side or are especially slim, however, should steer clear of this type of hoodie. Oversized pullovers do well to hide the physique and focus attention on the shoulders rather than on the stomach. Oversized pullover hoodies also make for a cozy, warm option on the coldest of winter days!

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