This technique helps effortlessly separate your look from the rest of the workforce, without appearing sloppy or unprofessional. A v-neck also gives a tie more room to breathe, allowing you to show off your carefully considered shirt and tie combination, whether you choose to forgo a blazer or not. Did you try these steps? Often underappreciated, jumpers are extremely versatile and really come into their own during the colder months.
On the one hand, bathing in the warm inner glow of smugness of one's fashionability that will bring succour and solace during the annual week stuck at home being nice to your parents' neighbours and getting fat on food you don't like - or just dressing like a slob, feeling even grumpier but at least not having to cope with comments of the "Oooh!
Honey, I think Lauren Hutton is joining us for dinner! I'm afraid there is no garment of which you speak that manages to find the middle land of compromise. Well, there couldn't be, could there? You would either have to sacrifice your fancy-pants fashionability, or the bland, risk-free anonymity, or both.
But there is no doubt that being stuck at home for a week is enough to give even the most open-hearted, kindest of daughters sympathy with the mentality of the Menendez brothers. So wearing something that gives you a bit of frisson of self-love might just hold you back from committing mass bloodshed, which is a devil to clean up and might result in you missing the This Life special on January 2, due to being locked up. This season, you will be gripped to know, I am working the tunic look because it is a comfortable b cheap and c sufficiently unshowy to prompt only one or two comments from male family members.
Plus you can eat the whole damn house if you like while wearing it, thanks to the exciting lack of waistband. But I wouldn't recommend doing so, if only because you would then not have anywhere to watch This Life. My wife has recently taken to wearing a blouse with what she calls a "pussy bow.
What is the point of a "pussy bow"? Well, nothing, obviously, unless your wife has a detachable head that needs extra support, or something. But since when does every detail of an outfit require a functional purpose? Going by that argument, what's the point of a collar? Or just any colour at all? But I do understand that when the added detail serves, in your opinion, as an aesthetic detriment, as opposed to an advantage, then it might seem a little perverse.
But I do believe we are back to one of this page's favourite themes, namely: Yes, it's a catchy little heading, I'm sure you will all agree. You don't like her pussy bow? Oh dear, poor you. I am sure there are lots of subtle regional variations. For example, in the UK the further north you go, the more likely you are to use jumper instead of sweater, and vice versa. Though pullover is pretty universal.
In Chile, because of the influence of many immigrants from Britain, a sweater is ' una chompa ' — isn't that neat? Pullover is absolutely part of the wardrobe here! But it needn't be wooly — it can be made of fleece synthetic or a lightweight cotton-jersey knit type thing with long sleeves. Has to pull over the head versus zipping or buttoning up the front.
Sweater — any knitted thing for the top of your body. Short sleeves, long sleeves, button front, pullover, hooded, etc. You specify the details. 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.
The word jumper is not used for that particular garment in American English, so there's one difference for you. As for pullover , I suppose that would be used to refer only to the subset of sweaters that one puts on by pulling them over one's head, which would exclude things like cardigans and some sweater vests.
In the UK jumper, sweater and pullover are different names for exactly the same thing. A cardigan has buttons. As others have said, all three mean the same thing in British English. What nobody else has mentioned yet is that we might also call such a garment a jersey. Ireland is the same as BrE but we also have a gansey. Ganseys originated in Guernesy, jerseys in Jersey. A gansey-load of something is quite a lot, the amount you could carry in your gansey. My daughter and I worked on a fantastic definition of "jumper" together, and it didn't make it to a post because I hadn't logged in first.
Here's my take on my own:. A jumper is an item of clothing that essentially provides, all in one piece, a skirt and a bodice. It is sleeveless and, by definition, is meant to be worn over a blouse or turtleneck. 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?
Cashmere jumpers and cardigans are the best fit for shirts, in order to give a more formal look to denim jeans. Do wear a fine-gauge merino wool knitwear, with a soft colour shirt, in order to be almost as formal as wearing shirt and tie. The jumper and shirt combo is a great way to create a more noticeable finish. If styled correctly this outfit is perfect for achieving a smart casual look. Just make sure you tuck your shirt collar under the sweater neckline, rather than displaying it openly. With premium styles for the season, browse men’s polo shirts in soft and smart colourways. From high likes from Superdry, Jack & Jones and Lyle & Scott, the striped and cable knit jumpers are a must-have for an elegant casual look.