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Fashion sweatshirts: The new must-have piece we keep getting letters about

Not exactly what you might think of as a fashion staple — until now.

By Glamour Magazine Apr 3, 2013 10:38PM
by Christina Draper

As fashion credits editor, I get tons of mail about what pieces you're loving (and want to snag off the shelves ASAP) in the magazine. The big hit from our March 2013 issue? The Kenzo sweatshirt Miroslava Duma wore on Page 163, in our "Glam Girl" feature — even though you could see only a fraction of it on the page! Here's the full pic of Miroslava's look. (Warning: Prepare to love it even more!)

Photos: Courtesy

Sweatshirts are soft, cozy and comfy, but not exactly what you might think of as a fashion staple — until now. Thanks to brands like Kenzo, they come in a slew of different prints, embellished patterns and fabrics (think neoprene, leather and lace) that are far from boring.

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I prefer the styles with a graphic center image. I love the retro vibe it gives (like your favorite college sweatshirt), and it works well with bold jewelry and unexpected bottoms like a printed skirt and heels. Regardless of what style you chose, make sure it fits well. Too big and it will look frumpy; too tight and it'll look childish.

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OK, let's shop! Miroslava's exact style is sold-out online, but Kenzo has new versions in its collection every season (here's one coming out later this summer). Plus, look how many other designers are experimenting with the trend!

HM-sweatshirt
H&M, $40, hm.com for stores.

These flamingos will complement spring's pastel shades.

 

FreePeople-sweatshirt
Free People, $198, freepeople.com.

Vintage is always in and even better when it looks this good.

 

IsabelMarant-sweatshirt-lagarconne
Isabel Marant, $340, lagarconne.com.

Muted black is perfect for a downtown-girl look.

 

Zara-sweatshirt
Zara, $90, zara.com.

Mixed prints and materials give this sweatshirt an edgy vibe.

 

APC-sweatshirt
A.P.C., $167, farfetch.com.

This pattern reminds me of a ladylike tweed — just add pearls!

 

Kenzo-sweatshirt
Kenzo, $289, kenzo.com.

Kenzo's latest offering in its signature cool take on leopard print.

Tell me: Are you into this trend too, or are sweatshirts strictly for lounging around the house on weekends?

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34Comments
Apr 10, 2013 7:00AM
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Are you nuts? I would take a guess that not all women are like Ann Romney wearing a $1,000 T-shirt, where do you people get this stuff?
Apr 10, 2013 5:06AM
Apr 10, 2013 3:46AM
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I think I saw those at Good Will for 25 cents....and passed.
Apr 10, 2013 2:55AM
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I don't care how wealthy a person is, if you pay 300.00 for a sweatshirt, you are an idiot.
Apr 10, 2013 2:40AM
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These weren't ugly, they were fugly. YIKES! And the prices. Seriously?
Apr 10, 2013 2:24AM
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Apr 10, 2013 1:21AM
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Sweatshirts $100.00 to $340.oo  My wallet is sweating already..
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