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If there’s one thing in our closets that never goes out of style, it’s none other than the classic hoodie. Known as a functional alternative to bulky jackets, the outerwear staple has a long history in fashion, dating as far back as the early 1900s. But it didn’t reach commercial success until the ’70s when the silhouette became synonymous with underground street subcultures and the skateboarding scene, and soon, rappers in the ‘90s and the early ‘00s. Brands like Champion pioneered its rise into the fashion zeitgeist and today, hoodies remain one of the most timeless essentials.

Not only are hoodies a go-to transitional style but there’s an endless number of ways to wear hooded sweatshirts, whether that’s more relaxed such as a head-to-toe athletic outfit, or something a little more dressed up like an oversized hoodie paired with boot-cut leather pants and strappy sandals.

But like many classics, finding the right one can be an overwhelming task when there are thousands of options to choose from. For editor and content creator Kelsee Majette,quality is of utmost importance. “Hoodies are not cheap, so I choose quality over style most times,” she tells Byrdie. “The thickness and durability of the material are two key factors in determining if I will purchase it or not.”

No matter the occasion, there’s a hoodie out there for whatever you need that’s just as stylish as it is equally comfortable, casual, and cool. We rounded up 19 of the best hoodies on the market right now and tapped Majette and fellow content creator Jennifer Graham for more intel.

Best Overall

Reformation Paige Zip Hoodie


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The best overall pick is none other than Reformation’s Paige Zip Hoodie for a few reasons. The LA-based brand has nailed the cozycore look, making it one of its most popular pieces to shop. Made from 100% organic cotton, the classic oversized style has everything you’d possibly need from a hoodie like a front zipper and drawstrings at the neckline. Plus, who doesn’t love good side pockets? The Paige Zip Hoodie is available in a slew of muted colors and pairs well with any look, from joggers and leggings to mini skirts and more.

  • Price at time of publish: $78
  • Material: 100% organic cotton
  • Size Range: XS–XL
  • Colors: Black, Seafoam, Almond, Vintage White
  • Care: Machine wash cold

Best Budget

Hanes Womens Full Zip Slub Cotton Jersey Hoodie


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These days, there are quality hoodies available at a budget-friendly cost and Hanes’ full zip one is just that. At just $15, the lightweight style is described as “Part t-shirt, part pullover hoodie, part zip-up jacket,” perfect for when you want an athletic hoodie look without the warmth or bulk of fleece. With almost 47,000 reviews on Amazon, this hoodie is a fan-favorite for many reasons, and you can count on its cotton jersey fabric, wide cuffs and waistband, roomy split pockets, and a drawcord hood for the ultimate casual comfort.

  • Price at time of publish: $15
  • Material:100% cotton textured jersey
  • Size Range: S–XXL
  • Colors: Black, White, Navy, Eco Teal +more
  • Care: Machine wash

Best Splurge

Dion Lee Layered Cotton-Jersey Hoodie


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If you’re looking for a designer hoodie, look no further: Dion Lee’s layered construction version makes it look like youve zipped it on over a ribbed tank. Resembling a corseted waist, the sage green hoodie is cut from cotton jersey and a paneled waist to create a slim fit.

  • Price at time of publish: $720
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size Range: UK4–UK14
  • Colors: Green
  • Care: Not listed

Best Logo

Telfar Cap Hoodie


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At this point, Telfar has become easily recognizable not only for its coveted shopping bags but its “T” logo as well. The New York designer offers a range of sporty streetwear pieces, and the label’s loose-fitted zip hoodie stands out from the rest with a built-in baseball cap featuring embroidered Performance and Afro-Sport insignia.

  • Price at time of publish: $189
  • Material: 74% cotton, 26% polyester
  • Size Range: XS–XXL
  • Colors: Black, Heather Gray
  • Care: Not listed

Best Graphic

Praying “Dont Give Up” Hoodie


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Since its inception in 2020, the New York label Praying has quickly captivated a niche crowd of Lower East Siders, and its existential styles have been co-signed by the ranks of Rosalía, Jennifer Coolidge, Megan Thee Stallion, Heidi Montag, and Olivia Rodrigo. One of its most coveted designs is the “Don’t Give Up” hoodie that’s a meme in itself—no wonder it remains the brand’s most sought-after design. The all-cotton sweatshirt is not only Instagram-worthy but it’s also ultra comfy featuring a ribbed knit hem and a loose fit.

  • Price at time of publish: $94 (originally $165)
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size Range: XS–XXL
  • Colors: Black
  • Care: Not listed

Best Cropped

BDG Becky Zip-Up Hoodie Sweatshirt

Urban Outfitters

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Cropped silhouettes are in nowadays and we don’t see it leaving our closets any time soon. Luckily, there are so many tiny hoodies to choose from including Urban Outfitter’s Becky Zip-Up Hoodie, the retailer’s signature sweatshirt that comes cropped at the waist complete with a cozy hood and ribbed trim. It’s also available in classic colorways like black and gray, plus vibrant ones like lavender.

  • Price at time of publish: $59
  • Material: 58% cotton, 42% polyester
  • Size Range: XS–XL
  • Colors: Lavender, White, Black
  • Care: Machine wash

Best Oversize

TKEES Core Fleece Oversized Hoodie


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Leave it to TKEES to create a batch of soft-felt hoodies, perfect for those chilly days. The Toronto-based brand’s best-seller includes its oversized fleece hoodie, which is not only plush at the touch but it just above the knees with a full hood, side pockets, dropped shoulders, and extra-wide bottom band for maximum comfort. Wear this staple with the brand’s matching leggings or over a pair of baggy jeans. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong!

  • Price at time of publish: $125
  • Material: 80% cotton, 20% polyester
  • Size Range: 0–5
  • Colors:Midnight Navy, White, Eggshell Mix, Grey Mix
  • Care: Machine wash cold

Best on Amazon

Amazon Essentials Womens French Terry Fleece Pullover Hoodie


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Amazon Essentials is home to everyday clothing that’s affordable, high-quality, and long-lasting. Of course, that means there’s also a slew of hooded sweatshirts to choose from, and according to customers, the fleece pullover is a fan-favorite. The Amazon hoodie is soft and thick and fits true to size. With the site’s two-day Prime shipping, it makes an even more enticing purchase.

  • Price at time of publish: $22
  • Material: 60% cotton, 40% polyester
  • Size Range: XS–6XL
  • Colors: Black, Light Yellow, Burgundy +more
  • Care: Machine wash

Best Zip-Up

lululemon Scuba Half-Zip Cotton-blend Hoodie


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The cult-favorite brand Lululemon knows a thing or two about athleisure. Its Scuba hoodie specifically masters comfort and style, as it’s made from a cozy cotton blend with thumbholes through the cuffs. There are also a couple of caveats to the design, like an elasticated zip pull that doubles up as a handy hair tie and a hidden compartment for your phone in the front pocket (so fun!)

  • Price at time of publish: $118
  • Material: 70% cotton, 30% polyester
  • Size Range: XS–XL
  • Colors: Black
  • Care: Machine wash

Best Heavyweight

Carhartt Womens Clarksburg Full Zip Hoodie


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Carhartt never fails when it comes to functional fashion. Customers rave about the brand’s Clarksburg hoodie, which is a heavy-weight cotton blend style that’s perfect to throw on when the temperature drops.

  • Price at time of publish: $55
  • Material: 55% cotton, 45% polyester
  • Size Range: XS–3XL
  • Colors: Black, Navy, Blackberry Heather +more
  • Care: Machine wash

Best for Travel

Old Navy Oversized Full-Zip Hoodie for Women

Old Navy

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Packing for a trip is a job in itself and for many, finding what to wear is the most daunting part of the process. For $40, Old Navy’s oversized zip-up hoodie is your future go-to travel staple—it has a signature drawstring hood, baggy drop-shoulder sleeves, and a full-zip front that’s easy to slip on and off on the plane. The popular silhouette also comes with hand-warming pockets and is made with soft fleece that’ll keep you snug.

  • Price at time of publish: $40
  • Material: cotton 90%, polyester 10%
  • Size Range: XS–4XL
  • Colors: Black Jack, Volcanic Glass, Berry Fine +more
  • Care: Machine wash cold

Best Size Range

Good American Sueded Fleece Boyfriend Hoodie

Good American

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When it comes to inclusive sizing, Good American gets it right, especially with its comfy basics. With sizing up to 5XL, the retailer’s signature style includes its Boyfriend Hoodie, which is made out of 100% cotton and will for sure keep you warm. The slouchy hoodie looks best paired with matching sweatpants or your favorite denim bottoms.

  • Price at time of publish: $95
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Size Range: XS–5XL
  • Colors: Blue Rinse
  • Care: Hand wash cold

Best Cashmere

The Row Jaspar Cashmere Hoodie


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Cashmere has a reputation for being the epitome of cozycore. The soft knit fabric isn’t just exclusive to sweaters but to hoodies as well, and Mary-Kate and Ashley’s The Row offers a unique spin on them. The Jaspar hoodie is designed to be layered and can be worn anytime like lounging at home or for casual days out.

  • Price at time of publish: $2,490
  • Material: 100% cashmere
  • Size Range: XS–XL
  • Colors: Taupe, Black
  • Care: Dry clean

Best Merch

Glossier Limited Edition Embroidered Cream Hoodie


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There’s an endless supply of merch hoodies but not all of them are as popular and coveted as Glossier’s embroidered hoodie. Aside from its usual light pink hue, the hoodie is now available in a limited-edition cream colorway. It also still maintains its super-soft, fleecy inside finished with an embroidered Glossier logo on the front, and a pink and red G-logo patch on the sleeve.

  • Price at time of publish: $65
  • Material: 70% cotton, 30% polyester fleece
  • Size Range: XS–3XL
  • Colors: Cream
  • Care: Not listed

Best Fleece

Girlfriend Recycled Fleece Hoodie


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Customers swear by Girlfriend’s fleece hoodie. Made from recycled plastic bottles, this relaxed-fit fleece popover is guaranteed to keep you warm during those colder months. It’s complete with side zip pockets, a hood, and an adjustable hem you can cinch in to trap in the heat. According to reviews, it runs a bit large (which won’t be a problem for those who want a baggy fit), and its neutral color options make the style all the more versatile.

  • Price at time of publish: $138
  • Material: 100% recycled plastic bottles
  • Size Range: XXS–6XL
  • Colors:Raisin, Dark Olive, Quartz, White
  • Care: Machine wash cold

Most Sustainable

Pangaia 365 Midweight Hoodie


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Harry Styles was onto something when he stepped out in this pink Pangaia hoodie in 2021. The eco-friendly fashion brand not only is transparent with its sustainable practices (reduced carbon footprint and water use? Yes please!), but it’s also just too darn cute not to own. Pangaia’s 365 Hoodie is raved by fans and stars alike, beloved for its 100% medium-weight organic cotton that’s ultra soft. It’s also made with natural peppermint oil to reduce the need for washing.

  • Price at time of publish: $165
  • Material: 100% organic cotton
  • Size Range: XXS–XXL
  • Colors: Tourmaline Pink, Maitake Beige, Stem Green, Andes Green
  • Care: Machine wash cold

Best Athletic

UNIQLO AIRism Mesh UV Protection Full-Zip Hoodie


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Hoodies can come in lightweight materials that work best for any kind of workout. If you want to be comfortable yet protected from whatever activity you’re up to, Uniqlo has an entire collection focused on AIRism mesh technology, including hoodies, that have UV protection and wick away sweat, making it one of the brand’s most sought-after styles.

  • Price at time of publish: $40
  • Material: 75% recycled polyester fiber, 13% spandex, 12% cupro (75% uses recycled polyester fiber)
  • Size Range: XXS–XXL
  • Colors: 00 White, 09 Black, 07 Gray +more
  • Care: Machine wash cold

Best Short Sleeve

TomboyX Hero Sleeveless Hoodie


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Not all hoodies need to have sleeves. Whether you’re working out or want something for warmer temps, the TomboyX sleeveless hoodie is ultra comfortable and easy to pull over, not to mention it shows off your biceps. Plus, it comes with zip pockets to store small items.

  • Price at time of publish: $59
  • Material: 61% organic cotton, 39% recycled polyester
  • Size Range: XS–6XL
  • Colors: Black, Smoke, Chrome Blue
  • Care: Machine wash

Best for Everyday

Mattel Creations Official “I Am Kenough” Unisex Hoodie

Mattel Creations

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The "Barbie" hype still lives on and people can agree that Ken was the most iconic character in the film. He also had impeccable style, and his “I am Kenough” hoodie really solidified our need to indulge in even more of the Barbiecore trend. The multicolored tie-dye hoodie, a replica of what Ken wore in the film, comes with its aspirational messaging on the front and is made from a cozy sherpa material.

  • Price at time of publish: $60
  • Material: 65% ringspun cotton, 35% polyester
  • Size Range: S–3XL
  • Colors: Blue, Tie-Dye
  • Care: Not listed

Final Verdict

You can’t go wrong with any of the hoodies on this list, but Reformation’s Paige Zip Hoodie ranks best overall as it checks off all of the sought-after qualities in the silhouette. If you’re on a tight budget, Hanes has a full zip style available on Amazon that customers swear by for its easy-to-wear fit. There are designs that go beyond the typical pullover look like TomboyX’s short sleeve hoodie that works well, especially in warmer weather.

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What to Look For in Hoodies


When it comes to hoodies, it’s recommended to look for the best material that will be in your closet. According to Graham, she suggests shopping for 100% cotton styles as they offer the best long-lasting comfy fit. Majette adds tips to maintain the quality of your pieces, especially hoodies, by opting to wash them with cold water. “Youll want to consider the maintenance of the clothes you buy, after all, you dont want your money being wasted,” she says. “Normally I will wash my hoodie with cold water (especially if its a vibrant color) to avoid it fading, dry it on cool for a little while, and take it out before the cycle ends to allow the hoodie to air dry the rest of the way. I find that air-drying my hoodies keeps the arms from shrinking, and I have long arms so thats the last thing I need happening.”


Hoodies are synonymous with laid-back, oversized fits but not all hoodies have to be baggy (though, we love them too.) Majette usually opts for a slightly bigger design as it’s easier to wear it out. “The best way that I can easily style every outfit is by remembering this method: baggy at the top and fitted at the bottom, or fitted at the top and baggy at the bottom,” she suggests.

When it comes to cropped hoodies, Majette recommends being selective with your choice of bottoms. “When styling anything cropped—let alone a hoodie—youll want to consider what bottoms you are pairing it with. Cropped hoodies always look great with a low-riding bottom, whether it be a cargo mini skirt or boyfriend jeans, the goal is to look effortless. If this is a look for your pilates class, then maybe consider wearing the cropped hoodie lying over your shoulders as an accessory rather than on your arms. This will elevate your athleisure aesthetic from plain to preppy.”


Hoodies are available in a range of designs and silhouettes, and there’s not one type of hoodie that is right or wrong. Ultimately, it’s about finding the right one for whatever occasion, but Graham suggests purchasing more timeless styles to wear out every day. “Look to add hoodies of different colors to your wardrobe as its the perfect way to add color to an outfit but I tend to avoid pattern hoodies as theyre less versatile in your wardrobe,” she says.


How do you style a cropped hoodie?

Hoodies pair well with just about any outfit. For Graham, she says, “I would style a cropped hoodie with high-waisted trousers, where the bottom of the hoodie meets the top of the trousers. Cropped hoodies are more suited to smart casual than a big hoodie would be. I would partner a cropped hoodie with cargo pants and a vest top underneath. And again, you could wear it with a leather jacket on top.”

How do you style an oversize hoodie?

For oversized hoodies, Graham believes it’s such a staple item in everyones wardrobe that’s perhaps the easiest item to wear. “You can dress it under a denim jacket as layering even,” she explains. “Oversized hoodies can be dressed up by using a belt, and it can be worn with cycling shorts and biker-style boots or just with a more casual outfit as a throw-on before running out of the house.”

How do you wash hoodies without shrinking them?

Similar to Majette’s suggestion, Graham says that washing and drying a hoodie on a low-heat setting is the best way to maintain its quality without shrinking it. “I treat a hoodie like a jacket, when its used for layering it doesnt need to be washed after every use. Hang it up on a hanger or on a line after washing so that it keeps its shape,” she says.

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