It’s hard to think of a time when we didn’t wear hoodies. They have moved from being an item that was for gym wear, or after sports wear, to being something that is an actual fashion item. Beloved by celebrities, they can be worn with jeans, pleather trousers and heels as a going out look, and are something we carry with us, even in Summer, for when the temperatures drop. Their baggy nature means they are fabulous for layering, and the hood adds a layer of warmth on a cold day, or a cover when it decides to rain. Yes, a hoodie is clearly an item for all seasons.
But what about a hoodie dress? This is the latest development when it comes to wearing hooded clothing, a cute mini item that can be worn with tights and Doc Marten style boots for a fierce outfit, or with trainers for the sporty look. Alternately, you could style it over leggings or jeggings for a look that is ultra warm and stylishly casual. Either way, it is a new addition to your wardrobe that actuals gives you a myriad of looks, making it hard working and a bit of a no-brainer for all manner of occasions, from a bit of shopping to the school run (so much better than pyjamas).
Femme Luxe always excel at this time of the year in loungewear and cosy co-ords that promise to keep your warm and snug all through Winter. This Autumn/Winter they have also introduced a range of oversized hoodie dresses in a wide variety of colours ranging from classic black and neutral stone, to pretty pastel shades.
I have been wearing the Everly oversized long sleeved mini hoodie dress from Femme Luxe over the past few weeks, and I love it. It’s been very cold, so rather than wear it as a mini dress on its own, I have been layering it over a pair of Love Leggings jeggings and wearing it with a bodysuit underneath to keep out the cold. I’ve worn it for a daytime visit to the cinema, and also to watch my son play Sunday morning football, showing that it is very versatile.
So, a few things about this hoodie dress. The first is that it is very oversized. I am wearing the XL which is meant to be 10-12. I am at least a 14 in a dress or top and this fits really well, so you can certainly take a chance if you are a bigger size and are happy to wear this a little more fitted. There is a drawstring detail on the hemline of the dress if you want to pull it in to change the look, but I removed mine as I prefer the dress to be worn looser.
The dress is a lovely. soft cotton and this means it washes really well. It also has plenty of stretch in the fabric to make it comfortable to wear, it moves with you. The hood is not bulky, so can be tucked inside a coat on a cold day, although you can wear it outside as a style statement.
Being in the classic black shade means you can pretty much team this with any colour and it will look great. Red jeggings could make this a more Christmassy look, whilst you can’t go wrong with black and white – monochrome is always a good look. I went for a head to toe black look, but then added a pair of classic Stan Smiths and a camel coat I picked up at Vinted to finish it off.
Win! Stone Oversized Long Sleeve Drawstring Detail Mini Hoodie Dress – Everly
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