Finding the right
size woman's jacket or sweater as a gift for tiy or some
other special person!
At www.AlpenStyle.com, an on- line European clothing store,
we specialize in wool and cotton outerwear for women. AlpenStyle
has a full range of sizes from small to plus/oversized women’s
jackets, sweaters and coats. Our natural fibers from Icelandic
Design, Geiger of Austria and Skjaeveland of Norway provide
the ultimate comfort and style, but we also want to make
sure that you get the ultimate fit! Please consider that
fit, size and measurements are not synonymous with each
other. A woman’s fit is more of a personal preference.
A woman’s measurements will help determine what size
should be purchased. All three work together to help you
find exactly the right jacket, sweater or coat.
First let’s address the purchase for yourself. European
women tend to prefer their outerwear oversized. Which may
also be what you want; however, on plus sizes, you may not
want the extra weight of added material on an oversized
jacket or sweater. For a great fit make sure you consider
the type of material used in addition to its measurements.
Depending on the material and the weight of the material,
you will have a different woman’s fit. Wool for example
can still retain its warming qualities without the weight,
if it is created using the boiled wool or worsted wool manufacturing
method. As opposed to the woven wool or Loden wool method,
boiled wool is knitted and creates tiny air chambers retaining
body heat for a regulated, comfortable body temperature.
Depending on the actual thickness or gauge of a material
used, often a draping affect is achieved which creates a
nice, looser but not frumpy, fit.