When you’re cold or chilly, the first thing you’ll want to throw on is a tall sweatshirt or sweater. These cozy garments are a tried-and-true wardrobe staple and have become even more popular over the last year.
Gone are the days when sweatshirts were all baggy and shapeless – some of our favorite new styles are dressy and fabulous, light-years away from the untidy, threadbare options we saw our parents wearing when we were kids.
Even sweatshirts, traditionally worn as lounge or workout gear, have gotten an upgrade. Now, it’s possible to style a sweatshirt in a way that’s worthy of fashion week, creating striking outfits that walk the line between stylish and comfortable. However, in order to create interesting outfits, you need to find options that fit your frame. When you’re tall, this can be a challenge.
Finding Tall Sweatshirts That Fit
When you’re looking for tall men’s or tall women’s sweatshirts, you need to ensure the brand you’re purchasing has the right measurements that will fit a taller frame. This doesn’t just mean elongating the sleeve lengths. Often, taller folks have longer torsos, leaving them with an awkward gap between the hem of their sweatshirt and the waistband of their pants if they opt for a traditional size.
The best tall sweatshirts are made with extended lengths through the torso, as well as a longer arm length. Even if the sweater is baggy and oversized, it should still fit well at the top of the body to balance out the length below.
Our Favorite Tall Sweatshirt and Sweater Styles
It’s one thing to find a sweater that fits, but how do you know which style to choose? Here are some of our favorites.
The Crew Neck
A crew neck is a versatile option that can add a bit of preppy style to any outfit. Crew necks are available in a variety of fabrics, ranging from casual French terry (like in our favorite tall women’s sweatshirt) to a more sophisticated rayon and nylon mix that would be equally at home in the office, or paired with jeans for a pulled-together weekend look.
Rounding out our collection of tall men’s sweatshirts and sweaters is our neat and tidy quarter-zip sweater. It’s fitted without being too tight, and unzips down to the center of the chest to offer breathability and casual elegance. It’s available in classic shades like navy and black.
Nothing says comfort like an oversized hoodie, made from soft fabric that feels like a giant hug. We carry oversized hoodies for both men and women, but just because they’re slouchy doesn’t mean we’ve skimped on the sartorial details. Each hoodie has a generously sized kangaroo pocket and is made from medium-heavy weight 80-20 cotton-poly blend.
The Textured Knit
Want to add a little homespun comfort to your wardrobe? One of our favorite pieces from our collaboration with LongJohn & Sons is the acid-wash tall men’s sweater. It’s made from vintage acid-washed cotton and knitted up contrasting textures to ensure a stylish yet casual look. Since it’s made from cotton, you get the look of a traditional woolen sweater, but made from a lighter fabric that can be worn from Fall until Spring.
There are tons of options for both men’s and women’s tall sweatshirts at American Tall. Shop online today to check out your next cozy favorite.