12.07.2018

5 Reasons To Wear a Hoodie as a Dress

Make like Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin in our favourite streetwear trend

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Words: Zoya Pon | Photography: REX Features

ICYMI hoodies are no longer reserved for casual gym-wear or days off when you're running to the shops. This winter, a hoodie is more than an additional layer, it can be the main star of your #ootd. Tired of layering them, cropping them or tying them casually around your waist? Here's another way to rock this athleisure cover up: wear it as a dress! 

It's simple: Step 1 Get yourself a hoodie or sweatshirt two sizes up from what you usually wear or borrow one from bae. Step 2. Wear it. An oversized hoodie or sweatshirt is our latest favourite winter streetwear trend, and it's so damn easy to rock.

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Glorious pockets. We’re fans of pockets, so are you. Who isn’t? You don’t need a bag (although you should probably double up like Talia Storm with a cute micro-bag) and you have a place for your hands to rest when you’re out and about doing your thing. Add the hood and you have protection from the rain, too. It’s not just feshun, it’s functional. That’s reason enough but scroll down for four more.

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It's cosy. We know it’s cold outside. And who doesn't love something transitional? Add stockings, shorts (for peace of mind) and you’ve got yourself an outfit you can wear the whole day –from bed, to work, Netflix-and-chill or drinks. No one has to know ;)

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It works hard. We love a multi-tasking item, and the hoodie is one that works for most occasions depending on what you pair it with. Wear it with boots for coffee dates, under a tailored coat with stockings and boots for work, or with thigh-high boots and a micro-bag for a night out. Match your lipstick to your coverup and you’ve got a look that packs a colour punch.

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Athleisure, baby! In it for the streetstyle cred? Cross two trends off by pairing your oversized hoodie with the latest must-have sneaker collection. Add knee-high socks or quirky ankle socks, sling a moon bag on and you have a lewk that's so relevant it hurts.

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It's a look worn by all your faves. Which is why it’s fine by us, too. Whether you choose a sweatshirt or a hooded cover up, there’s something for the Rihanna or Bella in you. Make a statement with printed or bright options or keep it classy with monochrome and nude. This look lets you explore your add-ons so have fun and let your accessories, hair and makeup do the talking.

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