Best hoodies for women to wear around-the-clock

These are the best hoodies for women that are both comfy and stylish, as chosen by our fashion experts

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The best hoodies for women have been the unsung sartorial hero of the past couple of years and even though we’re heading back to the office, we’re not quite ready to part with our hoodie comfort blankets just yet.

Well, the good news is that we don’t really have to. When styled right, hoodies can blend both comfort and style so you can still give them a leading role in your everyday life and your capsule wardrobe.

Keep as nature intended and wear as part of the best loungewear for those work-from-home days and Netflix Sunday sessions or dress up with a pleated skirt and your best knee-high boots for a high-low mix of sporty meets glamour. Working out how to style a hoodie for different occasions will guarantee you plenty of wear out of the best hoodies.

Give them a luxe edge and look for plush fabrics such as cashmere and velvet or keep it sporty in lightweight cotton. From vibrant colors to a pared-back palette, the stores are jam-packed full of chic hoodies to slot into everyone’s style and budget.

The best hoodies for women as chosen by our fashion expert

H&M Hoodie

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1. H&M Hoodie

Best budget hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $19.99 / £17.99
Sizes: XS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Budget-friendly
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Lots of colors

You can always rely on H&M to bring out the wardrobe essentials, and this simple yet sleek hoodie is no exception. With an affordable price tag, it has an oversized fit for a slouchy aesthetic. Available in five muted colors from black to lilac, you’re bound to find one to suit you. The relaxed fit makes it a loungewear dream, so lean into it and team with the best leggings and a trench coat to pull it all together when you dash out to the shops.


Everlane The Organic Cotton Hoodie

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2. Everlane The Organic Cotton Hoodie

Best zipped hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $68 / £65
Sizes: XXS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Zip design
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Organic cotton

If you prefer a zip with your hoodie then this is the one for you. Crafted from organic cotton, it’s super soft and breathable making it wearable all year round. We love the zingy green hue but you can also snap it up in grey and beige if you’re after something more low key. It has an oversized silhouette making it perfect for layering but if you want a tighter fit, go a size smaller.


Zara Embroidered Sweatshirt

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3. Zara Embroidered Sweatshirt

Best knitted hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $69.90 / £49.99
Sizes: S-L

Reasons to buy

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Pretty floral design
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Cozy knit texture

The sporty sweater gets an elegant makeover with this embroidered beauty from Zara. The statement flower detail gives it a feminine flair that will see you straight through to spring whilst the knitwear fabric will keep you cozy during chilly evenings. Pair with the best jeans and add a blazer on top for a brunch-ready look.


The White Company Cashmere Rib-Neck Hoodie

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4. The White Company Cashmere Rib-Neck Hoodie

Best cashmere hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $259 / £179
Sizes: XS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Premium cashmere
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Long-lasting

There’s nothing as luxurious as super-soft cashmere so indulge in this fancy fabric with this 100% cashmere knit, certified by The Good Cashmere Company. One of the best cashmere sweaters, this minimalist design has a relaxed fit with ribbed detailing along the neckline for a high-end finish. Keep it looking luxe in winter white and team with the matching joggers.


Skims Velour Zip-Up Stretch Velour Hoody

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5. Skims Velour Zip-Up Stretch Velour Hoody

Best velour hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $107 / £91
Sizes: XXS-XXXL

Reasons to buy

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Soft velour fabric
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Figure-hugging fit

The early noughties is one of the top fashion trends 2022, so it’s no surprise that the velour tracksuit has made a comeback. This velour hoodie from Kim Kardashian’s brand Skims is a must-have if you want to tap into that Y2K look. It has a slim-fit with a bit of stretch for added comfort and comes in several neutral shades. Go all-out and team with the matching tracksuit bottoms and channel your inner Kim K. 


Ganni Software Wave Isoli Oversized Hoodie

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6. Ganni Software Wave Isoli Oversized Hoodie

Best oversized hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $215 / £165
Sizes: XXS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Slouchy and relaxed
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Bold design

One of the best Scandinavian clothing brands, Ganni are masters at cool, effortless dressing and this hoodie epitomises that aesthetic. In an oversized fit, it has a vibrant color block wave design and the Ganni signature stamp on the chest. Crafted from 100% organic cotton it has a fleece-like inside for extra snugness. Offset the slouchy fit and team with a more fitted bottom half.


Sweaty Betty After Class Relaxed Hoody

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7. Sweaty Betty After Class Relaxed Hoody

Best workout hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $78 / £65
Sizes: XXS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Cheery hue
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Breathable fabric

Inspired by their best selling After Class sweatshirt, this hoodie iteration is perfect for throwing over the best sports bra or a post-workout brunch. The sunny yellow hue will lift your look and it has a slouchy, relaxed fit that looks great paired with leggings. Crafted from organic cotton and stretchy modal, it’s breathable and soft on the skin.


Gucci x The North Face Logo-Print Hooded Sweatshirt

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8. Gucci x The North Face Logo-Print Hooded Sweatshirt

Best designer hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $1,181 / £850
Sizes: XXS-XL

Reasons to buy

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Designer style
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Investment piece

Combining the great outdoors with the eccentric-ness of Gucci, the Gucci x The North face collab is one not to be missed. If you buy one thing from the collection, make it this oh-so-chic oversized hoodie. Featuring the brand’s logo and the designer’s signature green and red Web stripe for that vintage edge, it sports luxe at its finest.


& Other Stories Boxy Sleeveless Zip Hoodie

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Best sleeveless hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $89 / £65
Sizes: XS-L

Reasons to buy

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Good for layering
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Unfussy design

For something a bit lighter, this sleeveless hoodie will work like a charm. Sweater vests are having a moment and this taps into that trend but with a more casual edge. It has a boxy silhouette for a laidback look that can be layered over the best t-shirts for extra coverage. Available in two versatile colors - gray and black, we’re tempted to snap them both up.


Arket Fleece Hoodie

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10. Arket Fleece Hoodie

Best fleece hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $79 / £59
Sizes: XS-L

Reasons to buy

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Trendy half-zip fastening
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Recycled polyester

This ticks all the trends in one stylish swoop with a half-zip design, a practical hood and an oversized fit. The fleecy material adds texture and interest whilst keeping you warm too. Made from recycled polyester, it does its bit for the planet whilst remaining suitably stylish too. There are six shades to choose from but we love the sky blue hue to remind us of warm, sunny days.


Ninety Percent + Net Sustain Tie-Dyed Organic Cotton-Jersey Hoodie

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11. Ninety Percent + Net Sustain Tie-Dyed Organic Cotton-Jersey Hoodie

Best tie-dye hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $170/£115
Sizes: XXS-XL

Reasons to buy

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'90s tie-dye design
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Easy to dress up

Tie-dye hoodies were a huge lockdown trend and they’re still going strong. The soft, artful tie-dye design gives the '90s print more of a grown-up look. Crafted from organic cotton jersey that's grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, it has a slouchy fit. Wear with a pleated skirt and half-tuck in the hoodie to help streamline your shape.


Gap Vintage Soft Cropped Hoodie

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12. Gap Vintage Soft Cropped Hoodie

Best cropped hoodie

Specifications

RRP: $59.95/£44.95
Sizes: XXS-XXL

Reasons to buy

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Affordable
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Super versatile

We all loved the GAP logo jumpers of the nineties and the brand still nails it when it comes to stylish and affordable loungewear. A cropped hoodie looks great teamed with high-waist mom jeans to show off your shape and a dream for petites who may feel overwhelmed by oversized styles. Stick to the beige hue if you want to create endless outfit options.

How to style a hoodie

street style images of people showing how to style a hoodie

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You may instantly reach for a classic hoodie and leggings combo for your off-duty days but the best hoodies for women are actually incredibly versatile and can be worn a multitude of ways. Once reserved for workouts and lazy Sundays, hoodies are now seen as a key player in our everyday wardrobes giving any outfit a sporty twist.

"There's no need to assume hoodies are banished for duvet days or running errands. Mixing casual wear with smart separates will instantly up your fashion credentials," says Joely Chilcott, acting fashion editor at woman&home.

“Consider new ways to wear them, like layering under a smart tailored blazer. The juxtaposing items give a contemporary spin to the humble hoodie.

“Swap your jeans for wide-leg trousers and heels to instantly elevate the loungewear piece. Or why not look for long-line hoodies? Rip up the fashion rulebook and wear an oversized hoodie as a dress with tights and boots.”

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.


She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.


With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.