Types of Hoodies | A Visual Guide

When ever you hear the word “hoodie”, most people automatically envisage a pullover hoodie. But what other styles are there? Well, we are going to introduce you to as many different types of hoodies that we could possibly think of.

Wether you are just shopping styles or looking to design your own collection. You are really going to want to stand out from the crowd. Fashion with a unique spin or just any form of design creativity will always turn heads.

Without further ado. Let’s dive in and take look at the different hoodie styles and see if we can inspire you.

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Pullover Hoodie

Pullover Hoodie

The pullover hoodie is a loose fitting hooded sweater that you simply pull over your head to wear. The fabric is also usually heavier than a normal sweater for added warmth.

Pullover hoodies are the most common style of hoodie due to it being both practical and comfortable at the same time.

Common features include:

  • A hood with draw strings
  • Long sleeves
  • Kangaroo pocket
  • Very relaxed fit

Zip Up Hoodie

Zip up hoodie

Zipper hoodies are a hooded sweatshirt similar to a pullover hoodie. However there are a few key differences in features.

A zip up hoodie has a full length zipper running from the neck to hem line. This makes it easy to get in and out of. In addition, zip up hoodies can be worn unzipped and open to regulate temperature or to be styled differently. They are also notably made with lighter fabric.


Fitted Hoodie

Fitted Hoodie

As the name says suggests, this style of hoodie is more fitted than its relaxed cousin. The slim fit style offers more mobility which is also assisted by being made with a medium to light weight fabric.

It’s also common to see a fitted zip up hoodie variation.

Color Block Hoodie

Color Block Hoodie

Hoodies with two tone colors or variations of color across different parts garment are referred to as color block hoodies.

The garment is constructed by sewing fabric patterns or blocks together to form a completed hoodie. Usually 1 color is chosen to make a garment. However with color block hoodies, combinations are of colors are chosen and sewn together giving it a distinct appeal.

You can apply color blocking to just about any style of garment.

Raglan Hoodie

Raglan Hoodie

The raglan sleeve hoodies are unique due to distinct shoulder and sleeve finish. A sleeve would normally start form the shoulder. However on raglan styles the sleeve starts from the neck of the collar. It then extends right the way through covering the shoulder and finish’s under the arm.

Raglan hoodies can be one solid color however it is very common to have a contrasting color combination.

Sleeveless Hoodie

Sleeveless Hoodie

Cut off hoodie or sleeveless hoodies come in a variety of styles. However the most notable feature is that they don’t have sleeves. This gives the wearer greater mobility and can help regulate temperature for active users.

Let’s face it, they look very cool too.

Cropped Hoodie

Cropped Hoodie

The cropped or crop top hoodie is a female style of sweater. The most pronounced feature, is that the bottom of the sweater (hem) is cut short. It sits around the belly button line exposing the belly.

The cropped feature can be applicable to any style of hoodie.

Oversized Hoodie

Over sized hoodie

Similar to an oversized t shirt, over sized hoodies are designed to look like the wearer is wearing many sizes larger. This is what is referred to as a streetwear style. However the garment is specially made to the size of the wearer. Common features include drop shoulders and a roomier fit.

Athletic Hoodie

Athletic hoodie

Athletic hoodies fall under the category of performance hoodies. Performance hoodies are designed to give the wearer greater movement, regulated temperature control and more functionality. They are manufactured for specific sports, climates and terrains.

Knitted Hoodie

Knit Hoodie

A knitted hoodie is most recognized by its fabric. The fabric may appear like it has knitted by hand. It has thick yarns and loose knits, similar to a cardigan. Knitted hoodies can come in all shapes and sizes.

Baja Hoodie

Baja Hoodie

Synonymous with Mexico and surfing, baja hoodies came into trend from the 1970 and are now popular amongst many subcultures. They are made from a thick durable woollike fabric called jerga.

The fabric is often decorated with distinct patterns.  They are easily recognized by the horizontal stripes on the sleeves and hood. It also has vertical stripes running down the body of the sweater.

Fur Hoodie

Fur Hoodie

Faux fur hoodies are generally made from synthetic fibers that replicate real fur. They are designed for warmth and aesthetic appeal.

Cardigan Hoodie

Cardigan Hoodie

Hooded cardigans are often made with loose knitted fabrics. They are a nostalgic and timeless garments that offers warmth and comfort for any occasion. They are a loose fitted garment often longer in length and are buttoned up with large wooden buttons.

Flannel Hoodie

Flannel Hoodie

The button up flannel hoodie is a staple casual wear garment popular in North America. They are a regular fitted garment which either comes in button down or zip style. The are easily recognizable by the contrast colored plaid patterns.

Tunic Hoodie

Tunic Hoodie

A tunic hoodie can come in various loose or fitted sizes. However the most distinguishable feature is that it finish’s between the lower hip and the knee area.

Asymmetrical Hoodie

Asymmetrical Hoodie

An asymmetrical hoodie is a very stylish garment. Asymmetrical meaning that the garment does not appear equal on both sides of the body. One side is cut higher while the other side is noticeably lower. This make them lines look like they are diagonally cut.


As you can see there are many different kinds of hoodies to choose from. You can easily use these different types of hoodies as inspiration for your next collection.

If you think we have missed any style, we would love to hear from you in the comments section below.

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