Can a Man Buy Female Hoodies?

For some odd reasons, girls always want to borrow their boyfriend’s hoodie and wear it. There are also girls who opt to buy male hoodies than female hoodies. But the question is, can it happen vice versa? Can a man buy female hoodies for him?

Well, we can’t see why not. Man can definitely buy himself a hoodie from the female section of a clothing store. But there are things that you first need to know and consider so you’ll get the best one.

Find the Right Size

Yes, sizing does matter. You can definitely buy a female hoodie, but you need to understand that the size of a men’s hoodie is different from a women’s hoodie size. So, suppose you already decided that you want to try buying hoodies from the female section. In that case, you need to know and consider the difference between men’s and women’s hoodie or sweater size.

Below is a chart that would help you find your right size.

Men’s Hoodie Size Guide in Inches

S36″ to 38″29″ to 31″36″ to 38″
M39″ to 41″31″ to 33″38″ to 40″
L42″ to 44″33″ to 35″40″ to 42″
XL45″ to 47″36″ to 38″43″ to 45″
XXL48″ to 50″39″ to 41″46″ to 48″
3XL51″ to 53″42″ to 44″49″ to 51″

Women’s Hoodie Size Guide in Inches


Note: Sizes vary depending on the brand of the hoodie you’ll buy. So, to get your correct size and the size of your hoodie accurately, you should consider using a measuring tape to measure your size.

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How to Measure Yourself

If you have someone else measure you, your measurements will be the most accurate. Ensure that your feet are directly beneath your shoulders and that your arms are at your sides.


Measure the circumference at the fullest part of your chest and across your shoulder blades.


At your natural waistline, measure the circumference of your waist. The crease that forms when you bend to the side is your natural waistline.


Over your hip bones and around the fullest part of your buttocks, measure the circumference of your hips.


Measure your sleeve length from the center of your back neck to the top of your shoulder, then down to your wrist.

Find a Great Style and Design

After knowing the sizes you can choose from female hoodies, it is now time to find a good style and design. There are numerous hoodies with the same print available in both men’s and women’s styles. The house sweaters are usually the same for both.

Gray, navy, and black are the obvious choices for the most wear, but khaki, off-white, and brownish tones are also viable options. Bold reds and yellows will make a statement, but a mint green, pink, or purple will make a more subtle statement.

You can also opt to purchase women’s hoodies with prints since you can find many such in the women’s section. Or you can go minimal, as women nowadays also love wearing minimalist hoodies for a great OOTD.

Female Hoodies Outfit Idea for Men

Now that you know how to choose some female hoodies for yourself, it is time to learn how to wear them. You’ll be surprised how good these outfit ideas are once you wear them.

  • The relaxed, casual outfit of a white female hoodie and your olive cargo pants comes together quickly and easily. This outfit will allow you to look great and be prepared for anything without having to spend too much time searching through your closet. If you’re stuck for a finishing touch, a pair of white leather low-top sneakers are a sure bet.
  • Matching a girl’s pink hoodie with your blue denim overalls will give you a contemporary and stylish outfit. On the shoe front, this ensemble is completed well with white athletic shoes.
  • A hot pink hoodie paired with white ripped skinny jeans is definitely a great off-duty outfit that every modern man should have in his wardrobe. Complement your look with tan suede Chelsea boots if you want to rev up your outfit with a pair of shoes quickly.
  • Pair a yellow hoodie from the women’s section with your favorite beige shorts for a laid-back yet dapper look. White canvas low-top sneakers complete your ensemble perfectly.
  • A casual look can be achieved by wearing a white print hoodie with great navy sweatpants. And to finish off the look, add white and red canvas low-top sneakers to the mix for a polished look.
  • To put together an exciting and urban outfit, grab that cool female black hoodie you bought and pair it with classic black cargo pants. If you’re not sure what to wear, pair your outfit with black print canvas low-top sneakers.
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The Bottom Line

The hoodie is indeed a wonder garment. It’s practical, comfortable, and stylish all at the same time. It’s also bang on-trend, thanks to fashion’s ongoing steamy love affair with streetwear. Plus, there are a lot of colors, designs, and styles both in the men’s and women’s clothing section giving you a comprehensive option.

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Jonathan B. Delfs

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