With more people than ever working from home, comfort is key when it comes to clothing. But after a year of living in sweatpants, you may be looking for something a little more versatile—still comfortable enough for lounging while also sophisticated enough to wear outside of the house. Enter the sweatshirt dress, a standout style for spring that offers effortless appeal.
According to Pinterest, “athflow” is the new athleisure. Think flowy pants, oversized tops, cotton jumpsuits, and—you guessed it—sweatshirt dresses. “When athleisure meets elegance, that’s athflow,” the Pinterest trend forecasting team explains. “Athflow is professional enough for the ‘office,’ stretchy enough for the yoga mat, and comfy enough for the couch.”
That’s the appeal of the sweatshirt dress. It can be easily dressed up or down. Wear one with cozy slippers while hanging around the house, then simply toss on sneakers or sandals before heading out. And when you really feel comfortable stepping back out into the world, you can even pair a sweatshirt dress with heels. We love the look of a hoodie dress with sexy, strappy sandals for a night out on the town.
Sweatshirt dresses are so easy to wear, you really can’t go wrong when styling. They’re also a great transitional piece. As chilly temps linger into spring, you can wear one with leggings or layer on an oversized denim jacket (a hoodie dress looks especially cool with a jean jacket). Finish your outfit with combat boots or sock booties for effortlessly chic vibes.
So if you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe for spring, without giving up that comfort you’ve come to crave, sweatshirt dresses are the style worth investing in. From short hoodie dresses to maxi sweatshirts, scroll down to see some of our favorite iterations of the fit this season.
Mini Sweatshirt Dresses
D-AKRON Cut-Out hoodie dress ($275; diesel.com)
Electric & Rose Sunday Sweatshirt Dress ($124; bandier.com)
ASOS Design Mini Sweatshirt Scuba Hooded Dress in Oxblood ($50; asos.com)
Short Sleeve Sweatshirt Dresses
Maxi Sweatshirt Dresses
Topshop Tall Sweatshirt Dress in Gray ($67; asos.com)
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