Both a jacket and a sweater are garments designed and manufactured to cover the torso and the arms of the human body and help keep it warm. There are differences between the two types of garments and we will explore them further in this article.
A sweater is an item of warm clothing designed to cover the upper part of the body. It is usually made of a knitted material. There are many different types and designs of sweaters. This item of clothing has always been popular regardless of fashion trends, although there are both classic and modern styles, and a large variety of colors and patterns available.
|Zipped, or closes with buttons or other fasteners||Is not usually zipped; pulls over the head|
|Usually made of woven fabric such as wool, cotton or blends, or nylon or fleece||Usually made of knitted material, either hand knit or machine knit|
|Weight depends on style and season||Heavier, usually worn for extra warmth|
Jacket vs Sweater
What is the difference between Jacket and Sweater? Let’s compare them by the way they open, by the way they are manufactured and by weight.
- Even though some sweaters may be opened in front, they are usually put on over the head, and may have different kinds of neckline: rounded, V-neck, turtleneck. Jackets, on the other hand, always open down the front, and are usually zipped if they are designed for casual wear, or they may close with buttons.
- Sweaters are items that are knit from wool or a wool blend or wool substitute. Jackets are made of various kinds of finer fabric, such as nylon or fleece or woven wool and wool blends.
- Jackets are often lighter than sweaters because they are designed for some practical application such as sportswear. A winter jacket, on the other hand, is designed for warmth, will probably be heavier and may also be waterproof.