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Different Types of Tops and Sweaters for Men and Women

Different Types of  Tops and Sweaters for Men and Women

Jahanara Akter
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
Khulna, Bangladesh
Email: fashionelongation@gmail.com



Tops and Sweaters:

Tops and Sweaters is covering the upper part of  the body. It worn both men and women,Tops are basically designed by women. Tops and Sweaters is very popular in young generation. Sweaters are the essential garments for the winter season. In the winter season sweater is the main garments and use it as like as tops.

Tops and Sweaters are divided into two types, such as:

  1. Tops and sweaters without fasteners
  2. Tops and sweaters with fasteners

1. Tops and sweaters without fasteners:

Tank top:

Knitted pullover shirt with scooped neckline and large sleeveless armholes. (Also called athletic shirt or singlet.)

Tank top


Knitted pullover shirt with ribbed crew neck and short or long sleeves. Usually made of cotton or cotton and polyester blend. (Also called crew or crew-neck.) Length may be extended to be called T-shirt dress.



Heavy pullover sweater. Frequently a striped or elaborately patterned sweater in Jacquard knit.

Ski sweater


Pull-on, long-sleeved sweater with a V-neck. Sometimes includes cable-knit pattern. Usually in white with narrow bands of color at neck and wrists.

Tennis sweater


Pullover of fleece-backed heavy knit with ribbed neck, wrist, and waistband.


Poor boy:

Pullover of rib knit to be form fitting. Usually has round neck or turtleneck and long or short sleeves.

Poor boy


Sleeveless pullover sweater with look of a short vest. Usually features a wide ribbing extending from below bust to waist.

Shrink sweater


A long sweater that covers the buttocks or “fanny.”

Fanny sweater

2. Tops and sweaters with fasteners:


Knitted, short-sleeve, pullover shirt, collarless with a buttoned placket front. (Variations include Wallace Beery of narrow rib knit with long sleeves and narrow self-binding at neck, and skivvy (“sailor’s undershirt”) with bound neckline and tiny placket opening in front.)



Knitted pullover shirt with a single-layer knit, square-cornered collar and buttoned placket front.

Polo shirt


Bulky V-neck cardigan, shawl-collared cardigan, or pullover sweater with school emblem or letter on the left front chest. (Also called award or school sweater.)

Letter sweater



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