Polo T-Shirts For Women
What Are Polo T-Shirts?
A polo shirt, also known as a golf shirt and tennis shirt, is a form of a shirt with a collar, a placket with typically two or three buttons, and an optional pocket.
All three terms may be used interchangeably. Polo shirts are usually made of knitted cotton rather than woven cloth, usually a knit, or less commonly an interlock knit, the latter used frequently, though not exclusively, with Pima cotton polos, or using other fibers such as silk, merino wool, synthetic fibers, or blends of natural and synthetic fibers. A dress-length version of the shirt is called a polo dress.
One of the most versatile shirts any woman can own, the Polo Shirt is an ideal summer staple every woman should have at least a few in her closet. From sporting attire to leisurewear, polo shirts can be paired with many wardrobe items such as shorts, jeans, track pants. An exceptionally flexible shirt, it is predominantly worn in the warmer summer months due to its short sleeves and breathability. Perfect for the sportsperson, it is a common sight on golf courses, tennis courts, beaches and around town for leisurely strolls through the shops and an al fresco meal at a Bistro.
How Should A Polo T-shirt Fit?
Ideally, a polo shirt should be slim fitting with fitted sleeves that reach about halfway between the shoulder and the elbow. While it needs to be fitted, you also don’t want it tight. As mentioned, you can if you can slide a finger between the sleeve and your skin with ease you’re on the right track. Any less room and it’s too tight, any more room and it’s too loose. The neckline, while unbuttoned, should reach just down to the chest area.
Most polo shirts in the U.S. are sized the same as any other casual shirts in small, medium, large and extra large, etc. In the higher end of European brands, you might also find suit sizing based on your chest measurement. In either case, it pays to either try things on or to consult the sizing table of each brand because a size L from one brand be a size M in another.
Today, many manufacturers offer different kinds of fits, and while they are not absolute indicators, they will tell you how they fit compared to other polo shirts of the same brands. Ideal for women who aren’t in the best shape with a washboard stomach, the classic fit is earmarked by lower armholes with sleeves that reach closer to the elbow. They offer a very relaxed drape over the torso with a longer back hem allowing them to be tucked into a pair of pants or shorts. Great if you have some love handles you’d like to hide.
Perfect for the guy in great shape and for athletic use, these polo shirts have the trimmest fit throughout the torso and sleeves, with a shorter back and front hem that allows the shirt to be worn untucked.
Blended fabrics are often used for corporate polo shirts or grocery store uniforms because the blended synthetics increase durability and stain resistance at a low price point. At the same time, they are less comfortable than all cotton materials, and they sometimes make the wearer more prone to sweating. Usually right in the middle to low end when it comes to price, these are the most commonly found polo shirts on the market, and if you are on a budget, this is likely what you will end up with. If you can afford a better quality, you should do so because the feel and comfort of this type are just not desirable.
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