The 20 Best Hoodies & Sweatshirts for Women, Cool Picks According to Vogue EditorsOn December 01,2021 by Tom Routley
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It’s not every day that Vogue editors are dressed in casual attire, let alone cool hoodies and sweatshirts, but as we’ve spent the last year and a half working remotely, we’ve been able to get an inside look into how our coworkers are dressing for life at home. And it’s cozier than you may think.
Whether we’re prepping for our next Zoom call or celebrating a birthday party for a loved one, our upper halves are front and center. So style is a factor, of course, but so is maximal comfort. The best hoodies and sweatshirts for women come in all forms, from classic black hoodies to fanciful sweatshirts in bright, cheerful prints and shades, as well as Vogue’s new classic varsity styles that just launched in our shop. As Alexandra Michler, Director of Fashion Initiatives, says, “I adore this Studio 189 pullover. Everything the brand does is sustainably and ethically made by artisans in Ghana. Their prints are an instant mood boost and this one is my favorite summertime color combo—navy and white.” For editor Chioma Nnadi, a sweatshirt can feel just as special as another garment. “I’ve been collecting long-sleeve tees and sweatshirts from this Los Angeles label Total Luxury Spa for over a year now,” she says. “I love that all their slogans reference Afrofuturism and mindfulness. I have a few of their ‘Wellness Crenshaw’ shirts. I’ve always liked the idea of urban foraging, and their Flora sweatshirt gives that vibe.”
In many ways, while our basic closet essentials can help bring us a sense of comfort as we reemerge, that doesn’t mean our style goes away either.
Below, shop the best hoodies and sweatshirts for women that Vogue editors swear by.
Willow Lindley, Accessories Director
I have two favorite sweatshirts, which are basically all I’m wearing right now. The first is the über-soft crewneck from Lou & Grey. It’s a great medium weight and is as cozy as a sweatshirt while just looking like a simple, clean pullover. The second is my new go-to, perfect green Vogue crewneck. It’s got that vintage varsity lived-in look that is giving me grown-up back to school as we look towards fall.
Lou & Grey Signaturesoft Plush Upstate sweatshirt
LOU & GREY
Vogue sweatshirt emerald green with logo embroidery
Rachel Besser, Market Editor
All sweatshirts are good, but an oversized cashmere sweatshirt is great—it holds the power to seamlessly elevate an otherwise casual outfit.
J.Crew everyday cashmere hoodie
Madeline Fass, Market Editor
There’s nothing like a really good sweatshirt. Some of my most prized hoodies come from brands like Madhappy and Thakoon, but right now Ganni’s heather grey classic (with a twist!) crewneck is my go-to. The puff sleeves are super low-key, and the heather grey color feels totally casual–exactly what I want out of an athletic-inspired pullover from a fashion brand.
Ganni software organic cotton-blend sweatshirt
Alexandra Michler, Director, Fashion Initiatives
I adore this Studio 189 pullover. Everything the brand does is sustainably, ethically made by artisans in Ghana. Their prints are an instant mood boost, and this one is my favorite summertime color combos: navy and white.
Studio 189 Mizuho pullover hoodie
Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director
It’s pretty hard to not wear this Mother sweatshirt whenever I am home. It feels like a T-shirt—slightly slimmer and lightweight. The Vogue sweatshirt is the latest addition to my closet. It’s a year round staple that pairs just as well with jeans as it does with my office uniform of A-line skirts!
Wol Hide easy sweatshirt ecru
Vogue navy sweatshirt with black logo patch
Lilah Ramzi, Commerce and Features Editor
A Breton with a hood? Say no more!
More Joy by Christopher Kane logo-patch striped cotton hooded sweatshirt
Julie Tong, Senior Commerce Editor
I’m a massive fan of Proenza Schouler’s sweatshirts. I’ve practically lived in them during all of 2020 and into 2021. They are chic, versatile, and exceptionally comfortable. What more could you want? Another favorite sweatshirt of mine is by Recreational Habits; I love to wrap it around my shoulders during traveling and flights for when it gets a little chilly.
Proenza Schouler tie-dye sweatshirt
Recreational Habits cream varsity crewneck pullover
Alexis Bennett, Commerce Writer
On a chilly day, there’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up in a cozy hoodie. When the temperature starts to drop, I love having playful prints on hand—like this Aliette beauty.
Aliette Riviera hoodie
Clarissa Schmidt, Commerce Producer
I can’t stand the cold! I may be from upstate New York and currently living in the city, but I never get used to it. My boyfriend knows that I am always stealing his hoodies for extra warmth, so he gifted me this Carhartt style last year that I wear constantly as soon as temperatures dip. My favorite part is the hand-warmer pocket!
Carhartt relaxed fit midweight sweatshirt
Liana Satenstein, Senior Fashion News Writer
I just need something simple.
Hanes comfort-blend ecosmart full-zip kids’ hoodie sweatshirt
Alexandra Gurvitch, Market Editor
My favorite sweatshirt is really a cardigan: the Agnes B. Le Classique snap cardigan. It is what I call French-girl hygge. It has steadily become a Zoom fixture for me.
Agnes B. Black Le Classique snap cardigan
Ella Riley-Adams, Senior Beauty and Living Editor
I’ve been eyeing Collina Strada’s sweatshirts since the pandemic started. Hand-dyed with natural dyes, they’re guaranteed to bring a bit of cheer to the day and a dose of originality to any outfit. I imagine throwing it on with a pair of shorts and some Birkenstocks for an early morning walk with the dog.
Collina Strada round hem flower patch crewneck
Steff Yotka, Senior Fashion News Editor
I’m not much of a hoodie wearer, but this cropped style from Lou Dallas is boxy enough to wear with all my big skirts and dresses without any hassle.
Lou Dallas cropped Savage hoodie
Emily Farra, Senior Fashion News Writer
Maria McManus designs the most beautiful tailoring, cashmere sweaters, and button-downs—even her hoodie is impeccable! It comes in ultra-soft, certified organic cotton and has subtle details like dropped shoulders and a slightly raised hem in the front. It’s exactly the kind of comfy yet non-sloppy sweatshirt I’d want to live in on the weekends and on long flights.
Maria McManus organic cotton trapeze hoodie
Fernando Dias De Souza, Global Design Director
Inspired by a classic Jacques Dutronc fit, this Celine sweatshirt is perfect for me. It’s made of a cashmere and cotton mix, making it very soft, thin, and lightweight. For the cut that I normally look for, I go for a women’s medium or large.
Celine “St. Tropez” sweatshirt in cotton and cashmere
Zoe Ruffner, Beauty Editor
I discovered Comfort Colors at a small country shop this summer, where I stocked up on the brand’s perfectly faded tees and crewneck sweatshirts. Best of all? The price tag!
Comfort Colors adult crew neck sweatshirt
Madeline Swanson, Accessories Editor
Mixing and matching colorful tie-dyed loungewear (like this bright Les Tien crewneck) is seriously helping me get through the dreary days of self-isolation by bringing me fun summer vibes without sacrificing comfort.
Les Tien tie-dye cotton sweatshirt