Winter is the time when nights are very cold and long, and cold winds begin to blow and the days are short. With the arrival of such season all the warm clothes come out of hiding as now clothing that keep us warm is the necessity of the season. One such clothing that is very important during winters is the jacket.
Jackets are short coats which are similar to the ones that were worn by the French peasants. The word jacket is a French word. Jackets are generally worn under a coat or in place of a coat during winters. Nowadays it has become fashionable to wear stylish winter jackets without any coats. Choosing a winter jacket is easy because jackets are available in colors and materials which eliminate the need of a coat altogether.
Jackets may be of different types but one thing that is common to all jackets is that they have zippers in the collars, pockets, sleeves and in the front part. They are usually worn over sweaters or over other clothes. Though coats and jackets are both worn during winters, jackets are a little different as they are shorter as well as lighter than coats.
Apart from a practical winter jacket, jackets may be used by those who indulge in sports like skiing or bike racing. Jackets that are worn doing skiing should be long enough to go under the waist. These Jackets usually have a cord that can be drawn from both edges along the bottom or elastic at the waist level. Due to the elastic and the cord snow powder cannot enter the jacket while skiing. But just a jacket does not suffice hence storm cuffs are also necessary on the wrists.
Sometimes a winter jacket is worn over a sweater. It is also a good idea to wear a polar fleece jacket in the inside so that it insulates the body from the cold that is felt outside during skiing. Fleece jackets are very warm like wool and very light, and they can be maintained very easily as they are easy to wash and can bear the hard weather as well.
There are certain things that need to be kept in mind before choosing a winter jacket.
One need to be practical and sensible while choosing the color and only such colors should be chosen which are universal and go with every sort of dress that is worn.
If the jacket has not been stitched properly and does not fit beautifully on a person it is not worth.
A practical winter jacket should always be a formal one.
While going for jackets one should always go for a classic style and avoid very dressy ones and jackets that have ultra trendy edges. Keep these factors in mind while choosing a winter jacket and be assured of making a good selection!Image Source : Pinterest