Early sweaters were simply knitted from heavy woolen. They were usually styled with either a stand-up edge around the neck, a polo collar, later it was called jumpers, and then, the term pullover came into popular usage. Around this time, the garment that had usually been worn solely by men and women started to become an everyday item of clothing for women, who began wearing them instead of blouses. This also made knitting and crocheting techniques popular.
Appeal and Significance
Pullovers are considered to be a staple winter garment as they give a classic look. They are the most conformable winter wear that everyone prefers to put on. Today, we can see different prints; hood attached to embroidered pullovers in the market which has taken fashion to the next level. They are the type of winter clothing worn by all age groups, be it teenagers, kids or mid-age people. Pullover makes perfect choice for casual as well as formal look as it has innovative accessories and designed by the designers.
The major designers who extensively make pullovers for their collections are Troy Lee, Amy Herzog and Hitakshi among others. There are companies like Monte Carlo, Puma, Van Heusen, Flying Machine, etc that have a specalised team of designers to make pullover.
Intricacies Associated with Designing of Pullovers for Men and Women
There is not much difference in designing pullovers for men and women. The front seam or opening of a pullover along with the neck allows for different styles for men and women both. Chest prints and style also changes as per the category. Men like simple, sober and sporty silhouettes whereas women go for trendy and classic options. For women the collection is more colourful and glamorous. Pullovers are also extensively used as formals by both men and women.
Silk, cotton, linen, and rayon are majorly used to design pullovers as they are slippery, smooth, and often shiny. Novelty yarns are used to give bumpy look to the knitted fabrics as they have thick and thin sections.