14 Dressy Sweatshirts That Will Elevate Any Type of Loungewear

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Over the past 12 months, our sweatshirt collection has really stepped into the spotlight. And while we don’t see the “all loungewear, all the time” trend fading anytime soon, we’re starting to miss getting dressed up. Plus, the basic grey crewneck we’ve been wearing multiple times a week since March 2020 has definitely seen better days. Enter: Dressy sweatshirts. With features like ruffles, embellishments, exaggerated sleeves and fancy prints, they make any outfit look a bit more elevated—without sacrificing comfort. Here, 14 dressy sweatshirts we’re eyeing right now.

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1. Everlane The Renew Fleece Raglan Sweatshirt

This slightly cropped fleece sweatshirt will quickly become your go-to on chilly mornings and cool nights. If you want to go trendy, opt for the pale sage or oatmeal hues but whatever color you choose, know that this pullover will look great layered over a thin turtleneck or under a swingy wool coat. Bonus: Each sweatshirt is made from 32 recycled plastic water bottles, hence the name ReNew.

Available in sizes XXS to XL

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2. Agolde Extended Rib Sweatshirt

Ditch your boring turtleneck in favor of this chic funnel-neck number. The voluminous sleeves are totally statement-making and the relaxed fit ensures that it’s comfortable enough to wear for a full day of Zoom meetings.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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3. Madewell + (re)sourced Cotton Oversized Sweatshirt In Tigerized Print

Behold, a modern take on tiger print. The unique marbleized pattern is sure to liven up any blah winter wardrobe. It’s meant to be a little bit oversized, but we suggest sizing up for an extra cozy fit.

Available in sizes XXS to M

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4. The Great Shrunken Ruffle Sweatshirt

The ruffle detail makes this otherwise basic cotton sweatshirt feel totally polished. Dress it up with leather pants and booties or down with sweatpants and slippers for an easy WFH outfit.

Available in sizes XS to L

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5. Maje Palm Tree Embellished Sweatshirt

Dreaming of a tropical vacay post-pandemic? These sparkling palm trees will make you feel one step closer to lazy days on the beach. Pair this sweatshirt with an oversized denim jacket and pleated skirt for a lunch date, or pajama pants for days spent at home.

Available in sizes 2 to 8

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6. Lucy Paris Pearl-embellished Sweatshirt

Thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris, pearls are making a serious comeback. Lean into the trend with this minimalist sweatshirt, which features voluminous, pearl-embellished sleeves.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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7. Sundry Tie-dye Puff-sleeve Sweatshirt

Sure, you already own five tie-dye sweatshirts, but do you have a short puff-sleeve version? We didn’t think so. This style is primed to become a staple in your spring and summer wardrobes.

Available in sizes 0 to 10

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8. Derek Lam 10 Crosby Lucie Sailor Button Sweatshirt

This nautical style will encourage you to toss your basic grey pullover for good. Between the sailor buttons at the shoulders and the soft cotton material, we’re totally enamored.

Available in sizes XS to XL

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9. Acne Studios Pink Crewneck Sweatshirt

It’s easy to write off oversized sweatshirts as frumpy and unflattering, but that’s not the case with this blush one from uber-stylish, Stockholm-based brand Acne Studios. Channel your inner Ariana Grande and throw this sweatshirt on over leggings for an effortlessly cool ensemble. Just add a high ponytail.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

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10. Marni Floral Sweatshirt

Even if your plans for the day only involve walking the dog, you’ll feel totally sophisticated doing so in this bold graphic design. The 100 percent cotton material is so soft, you’ll find yourself sporting it multiple times a week. Just keep in mind that it should be hand-washed to avoid ruining the floral logo on the front.

Available in sizes 38 to 42

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11. H&m Shoulder Pad Sweatshirt

At $15, you can’t beat the price of this modern silhouette, with padded shoulders and a ribbed neckline. Trust us, it’s the easiest way to make a pair of leggings look actually trendy.

Available in sizes XS to XXL

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12. Ulla Johnson Alair Cotton Sweatshirt

In our opinion, every loungewear collection should include at least one puff-sleeve because the silhouette is universally flattering and totally modern. This oatmeal-colored one isn't too heavy, so you can keep it in rotation well into spring.

Available in sizes XS to L

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13. Clare V Ruffle Sweatshirt

This standout sweatshirt is a statement piece for so many reasons: Ruffle sleeves! Tie-dye! Touches of bold marigold! Style it with the matching sweatpants for the easiest outfit ever.

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Available in sizes XS to XXL

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14. Zara + Embroidered Eyelet Sweatshirt

We j’adore this statement-making embroidered neckline. Think of it as a reinterpretation of the Peter Pan collar trend. And the pretty sky-blue color doesn’t hurt, either.

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Available in sizes S to XL

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