There is nothing worse than an ill-fitting jersey that either flaps in the wind or hugs just a little too tightly. At worst it can expose flesh that you don’t want the world to see, making for a distracted ride.
Just remember that panels are your friend in the world of cycling jerseys. Preferably the more the merrier as they follow the curves of your body, skimming the lumps and bumps we all have creating a flattering shape.
Admittedly road jerseys are tighter fitting than your usual sports clothing to make you more aerodynamic and to aid the wicking process. If you’re not keen on this skin tight feel, make sure you look for jerseys with ‘relaxed’ or ‘casual’ fit.
It’s also worth noting that European brands tend to come up on the small side, so if you’re purchasing online from the likes of Assos and Giordana remember to order a size up from your usual.