The 27 Best Sweatshirts For Women

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by Andrea Hannah
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I'll say it: Few things are better than sweatshirt weather. But, not just any sweatshirt will do the job. When shopping for the best sweatshirts for women, you'll want to keep your style in mind and decide whether you're looking for a lightweight, mid-weight, or heavier design.

With so many clothing options on the internet, it isn't always easy to pick out the most comfortable sweatshirts from the rest. That said, there are a few key things to look for when shopping. First and foremost, you'll want something that's soft and comfortable. Look for a sweatshirt that's made of 100% cotton or a cotton blend, or one that is made with spandex for added stretch. Rayon and cotton are great options if you tend to overheat, whereas polyester tends to offer less airflow. But, if you're looking for a warm sweatshirt, you may want to invest in a "mid-weight" sweatshirt — bonus points if it has a fleece layer that can help to lock in heat or a sherpa design that's soft and warm.

Other than that, it all comes down to how you plan to wear it. If you need an extra layer when you're headed to the gym, you'll want to look for athletic sweatshirts made from performance materials to keep you warm and dry. If you just want to rock a cute cropped sweatshirt with your high-waisted jeans, a regular cotton blend in fun colors can do the job.

Not sure which sweatshirt (or sweatshirts) to go with? I've got you covered. Here are some of the best sweatshirts for you to choose from.

1. This Everyday Pullover With 58,000+ Reviews

— Also available on Walmart, $8

Not only is this best-selling sweatshirt super cozy, but it's a total steal, too. For around than $10, you can snag this pullover that goes with just about anything. It's made from a 50/50 cotton-polyester blend, so it's super soft and has some stretch. It also features a crew neck and a relaxed fit, making this sweatshirt perfect for wearing out to run errands, on your way to the gym, or even while relaxing at home. Reviewers love the short, boxy cut, though they noted that it does run a bit small.

One fan raved: “This is perfect. Not too heavy nor too light. I went and ordered 2 more in white and grey. My office is cold so this is great. I can either dress it up or down. Totally recommend.”

  • Available sizes: Small - XX-Large
  • Available colors: 11

2. This Oversized Hooded Sweatshirt That’s Fleece Lined

This oversized hoodie is an editor favorite, and truly feels like a dream to wear. With a roomy and comfy fit and a warm fleece lining, this will be a sweatshirt you constantly reach for on cozy days. The oversized fit is no joke, as well. Size to your standard size for a large and long fit, or size down if you want it to fit more snug.

Bustle editor says: “This is by far the best sweatshirt I’ve purchased in years, and I have since bought it in a second color and bought the matching sweatpants. The fleece lining is so soft and the fit is so oversized, it’s my new favorite comfort piece of clothing.” — Amy Biggart, Bustle editor

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 12

3. An On-Trend Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

Add a fun pop to any outfit with this soft sweatshirt, which has cool a tie dye print. Wear it with jeans for a casual weekend look, or buy the corresponding shorts or pants to rock a matching set. Whether you wear the whole outfit or only the sweatshirt, you’re sure to feel super comfy in the cotton and polyester-blend fabric. It has a crewneck style with no hood and comes in a few color options, including neon and dawn blue. Complete the look with a pair of matching fleece shorts.

One fan raved: “LOVE this sweatshirt. The material is soft and comfy. The print is totally on trend. The colors are bright and happy. The top's fit is oversized but runs a little short. I'm 5'2" so the length doesn't bother me, but it might matter for someone taller. I wear it with the matching tie dye sweatpants. I would buy this set again and again in other colors.”

  • Available sizes: XX-Small - 3X
  • Available colors:

4. This Lightweight Zip-Up That's Perfect For Layering

— Also available on Hane’s, $22

With over 19,000 reviews on Amazon, this stretchy zip-up sweatshirt has earned a 4.5-star overall rating. It features a lightweight, loose fit that easily layers over everything from a tank top to a thicker sweater. It also has extra-long sleeves that cover your wrists to keep them warm, plus a drawstring hood. The full-zip closure makes it super easy to take off. Constructed with a cotton-poly blend that'll be lightweight and durable, this sweatshirt also gets bonus points for its comfortable tag-less collar.

One fan raved: "I bought this because I was looking for something comfortable to wear over short-sleeved scrubs that wasn't a lab jacket. I purchased one of these in blue and then another in black. The fit is perfect, the sleeves are long enough, and it fits comfortably without looking frumpy. The fabric is soft and not as thick as a sweatshirt. If you're looking for a lightweight, casual jacket, this is it!”

  • Available sizes: Small - XX-Large
  • Available colors: 4

5. This Oversize Sweatshirt With Side Pockets

If you're looking for something a bit dressier, this color-block sweatshirt is an excellent pick. It's made from a lightweight cotton-polyester blend that drapes comfortably. It's also a bit longer than a lot of other sweatshirts — this one covers your seat so you can easily wear it with any pants or leggings. Pair it with a cute statement necklace or earrings to dress it up.

One fan raved: "I love this sweater so much I ordered it in three other colors! It’s super soft and comfortable. It’s nice and lightweight so it can be worn basically all year long! I love long sweaters and of course pockets, and this has both. Seriously, if you’re debating, just buy it! You won’t regret it.”

  • Available sizes: Small - X-Large
  • Available colors: 8

6. This Oversize Sherpa Sweatshirt With A Hood

For a warmer style, this sherpa sweatshirt offers a cozy oversize fit, a quarter-zip design, and a hood. Those are just a few reasons it has won over thousands of Amazon fans. Constructed with a plush fleece polyester fabric and a touch of spandex, this soft sweatshirt stretches with you. It also has cuffs on each sleeve as well as a band around the hem to trap heat inside when the temperatures drop. You can get it in one of five colors, depending on your style.

One fan raved: “I rarely love clothing when I buy it. I LOVE this sweater. I could wear it all the time. It is soft and comfortable and has plenty of length. I hate clothes that are short or tight. This is generous and comfy and fits really well!”

  • Available sizes: Small - 3X
  • Available colors: 29

7. A Fleece-Lined Hoodie That's Just $16

— Also available on Walmart, $18

There's so much to love about this fleece-lined sweatshirt it's hard to know where to begin. First, the price. This is one of the most affordable sweatshirts you'll find out there, and doesn't sacrifice any quality in the process. The warm fleece lining is perfect for cold weather (or to stay cozy indoors), and it has two generous pockets and a zip-up design that make this sweatshirt a functional basic. The fabric is comprised of a cotton-polyester blend that is soft, durable, and machine-washable. And, oh, did I mention it has nearly 16,000 reviews and a 4.5-star overall rating?

One fan raved: "I will be purchasing this in every color, it’s AMAZING!! You can’t beat the price and it was a perfect fit! Honestly love it so glad my Mom found this item. I can never find hoodies that fit me everything runs small on here but these were a score. Must buy!”

  • Available sizes: 1X - 5X
  • Available colors: 9

8. This Easy-To-Style Crewneck That’s An Editor Fave

There are few layers as versatile as a solid crewneck sweatshirt, and this fan-favorite style is fleece lined for maximum coziness. Despite its cozy interior, it’s not too heavy so this makes for a great sweatshirt for cool nights or lounging around the house. Reviewers say it gets even softer with regular washing, too.

One Bustle editor says: “This comfy fleece sweatshirt is pretty much the perfect sweatshirt and it’s become a go-to. It’s thick and cushy, providing a good amount of warmth on breezy evenings, and feels high-quality and well-made. No complaints. The price is hard to beat, too!” — Cassandra Seale, Bustle editor

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 32

9. This Oversize Quarter-Zip Pullover

This casual quarter-zipper pullover is perfect for chilly fall days or cool summer mornings. It’s super loose-fitting and easy to throw over your head — yet also chic enough to dress either up or down. Wear it with a pair of biker shorts and sneakers or even a pair of leather pants. Either way, you’ll be comfortable and warm in this skin-friendly sweatshirt.

One fan raved: “Absolutely love the fit and feel of this sweater. Worth the purchase! I dress it up for the office or dress down with yoga shorts for day-to-day activities. I’m tall and long so the cut fits perfectly on my waist and cuffs.”

  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
  • Available colors: 12

10. This Classic Pullover Sweatshirt With A Hood

This basic hooded sweatshirt from Carhartt is a high-quality staple in any closet. Available in six different colors and a wide range of sizes, this sweatshirt is made of a cotton-polyester blend that is durable but so soft. It's designed with a large pocket and drawstrings to customize how it fits your neck — some functional features that not every sweatshirt on this list can claim.

One fan raved: My new favorite! So soft inside, just the right thickness, generous hood, and a cool secret pocket inside the main pocket. Very well made and super comfortable! Sleeves are not crazy long like with men’s hoodies.”

  • Available sizes: 1X — 3X
  • Available colors: 4

11. This Fleece Tunic That Pairs Perfectly With Leggings

A simple tunic sweatshirt is a wardrobe staple that can perfectly pair with an equally comfortable pair of leggings. This classic tunic from Amazon Essentials is made from breathable cotton material and super soft fleece. Shoppers also note that the scoop neckline adds a unique touch compared to a traditional crewneck line.

One fan raved: I wanted a new sweatshirt that was more feminine and flattering than my old generic gender sweatshirts. This one is so soft and pretty. It fits perfectly and comes down below the waist to hip level. It is smooth on the outside and soft fleece on the inside, against the skin. I love it!”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 14

12. This Soft, Color-Block Sweatshirt In Plus Sizes

This color-block striped sweatshirt comes in 21 different styles and colors (some similar to this color-block look, and some different patterns), and is made with a polyester and spandex blend that makes it stretchy and super durable. One note: Reviewers say it's a bit on the lightweight side, so keep this in mind if you're shopping for a warm sweatshirt.

One fan raved: "It’s soft, a little stretchy, and super comfy. I like the colors a lot. I wore it with black jeans to a puppy birthday party yesterday and it was perfect. I think I can also wear it to work on a more casual day. It would be cute for a casual date night, too.”

  • Available sizes: 1X - 5X
  • Available colors: 21

13. This Comfy Turtleneck Sweatshirt That You Can Dress Up

It’s rare to find a sweatshirt that can be dressed up, but this turtleneck sweatshirt is exactly that. Available in four colors, from classic black or white to a fun pink, this is made of a polyester, rayon, and spandex blend that’s super comfortable, has a light stretch, and is easy to launder. And while some longer sweatshirts and sweaters may look shapeless, this one has a drawstring that cinches it at the waist.

One fan raved: "Soft, flattering, looks [and] feels expensive.”

  • Available sizes: Small - X-Large
  • Available colors: 4

14. A Cropped Hoodie That Comes In A Set

Whether you opt for the pastel colors or classic black, this cropped hoodie is the perfect transitional piece when the weather starts to change. Layer it under a leather or denim jacket for some extra warmth or throw it over your favorite dress when the night gets chilly. This couldn’t be simpler to style. Best yet, you can invest in the matching joggers for a sweat set perfect for errands, lounging, or your next workout.

One fan raved: "Bought it to be comfortable on a trip earlier this month and was pleasantly surprised by how soft it is. Even after being washed since it’s so comfy.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small - 5X
  • Available colors: 5

15. This Everyday Crewneck An Editor Owns In Three Different Colors

Bustle editor Caroline Goldstein owns this boxy-cut crewneck in three colors and describes it as “the perfect basic crewneck sweatshirt.” She says, “The fleece lining is so cozy, and the fit strikes the right balance between relaxed and streamlined. In a neutral color, like dark brown, you could even get away with wearing it to a low-key dinner with some elevated accessories (I've done it!).” Reviewers agree that this crewneck is an everyday go-to — or as one shopper says, “it’s a wear-everywhere shirt.”

One fan raved: “Exactly what I was looking for. It’s not the softest in terms of plushness but it’s still fleece and soft, just not the *softest* sweatshirt in the world. Love the fit and the length. It’s comparable to REI sweatshirts I’ve bought in the past. I got a medium.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 31

16. This Tunic Hoodie With A Curved Hem

Made from rayon material and described as “buttery soft” by one reviewer, this medium-weight hoodie feels silky smooth against your skin. The front and back feature a curved hemline which adds a bit of flair compared to other tunic-length hoodies. A comfortable close fit makes this hoodie perfect for exercise or just lounging around.

One fan raved: “I absolutely LOVE this hoodie. It is buttery soft and has stayed that way for at least 3-4 washes. The hem is very flattering on my curvy body and gives it that little something extra to elevate it above the traditional hoodie so you don't feel frumpy or too casual when wearing it.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small - 3X
  • Available colors: 10

17. This Laidback & Sporty Sweatshirt Dress

Skip wearing pants altogether with this sporty hooded sweatshirt dress — it’s the epitome of comfort! Pair it with your favorite pair of sneakers or slides for a laidback, casual look. As a current wardrobe staple, trendy sweatshirt dresses aren’t too hard to come by. However, reviewers can’t stop talking about how soft this particular sweatshirt dress from The Drop is. Made from breathable cotton rather than thick fleece, you can feel comfortable sporting this dress during any season.

One fan raved: “I am so obsessed with this hoodie dress! it is soooo comfortable but so chic - perfect material (not normal heavy sweatshirt material) and it lays perfectly. Perfect for errands or casual days.”

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 12

18. This Super Warm Sherpa Hoodie With A 4.6 Rating

On frigid cold days, you’ll be wishing you had a fuzzy fleece sherpa hoodie like this one to keep you toasty. According to shoppers, it feels like a giant hug! It’s also designed with a kangaroo pocket to keep your hands warm as well. And despite its incredible warmth, reviewers attest that this hoodie is certainly not bulky. However, if you’re in between sizes or you’re wanting a more oversize fit size up. With a 4.6 rating, this sherpa hoodie is a must-have for the fall and winter.

One fan raved: “So happy with my purchase! It is nice, warm, and comfy! It's ideal for those who work in a cold environment. Working for 8 or more hours in an uncontrolled climate during the winter months, I needed a super warm sweatshirt. So happy I chose this one because it has kept me very comfortable.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large
  • Available colors: 9

19. This Mid-Weight Hoodie That's Super Soft

For an added layer of warmth, this cozy hoodie is an absolute must. It's made from a mid-weight cotton-polyester blend and features a soft fleece lining that keeps you toasty by helping to retain body heat. It also features a standard drawstring hood and a kangaroo pocket in front, as well as a stretchy, banded bottom that hugs your hips. This hoodie also comes in a whopping 34 different colors, so you can mix and match them with your wardrobe.

One fan raved: "I like this a whole lot more than I expected to! It's super cute and fits well, and is also way softer than I imagined. I May have to get a few more in different colors”

  • Available sizes: X-Small - X-Large
  • Available colors: 34

20. This Soft, Cotton Crewneck From Champion

— Also available on Champion, $30

From a trusted brand, this soft cotton polyester graphic hoodie has a comfortable fit and the classic Champion logo across the front. Though it’s on the more lightweight side, Amazon reviewers say it's comfortable and generous in length, and it features raglan sleeves for more freedom of movement and light distressing at the sleeve cuffs. It comes in six colors, and is machine-washable for easy care.

One fan raved: "I love this sweatshirt! It's great quality and really cute for the price. I take a size 2x and I ordered a 3x, which fit perfectly. I'd totally recommend it! I'll probably order more colors of it in the future.”

  • Available sizes: 1X - 4X
  • Available colors: 39

21. This Cropped Hoodie That Goes With Everything

You can wear this cropped sweatshirt with pretty much any outfit. It features a raw hemline that hits at your natural waist, making this hoodie perfect to wear with a cute pair of high-waisted pants. It also has extra-long sleeves and a drawstring hood, and it's made from a blend of cotton, polyester, and spandex that offers cozy comfort with a bit of stretch. It also comes in sleeveless and patterned options.

One fan raved: "Perfect. Exactly what I expected. A shorter raw edge crop, perfect for the gym. Bright white and the material was nicer than I expected!”

  • Available sizes: X-Small - Large
  • Available colors: 3

22. This Performance Hoodie That's Great For The Gym

— Also available on The North Face, $59

You can't beat this performance hoodie for running outdoors or commuting to the gym. It's made from soft, recycled materials that are not only good for the environment but actually help regulate your body temperature, too. This sweatshirt also features a double-layer hood to help trap in heat, as well as a kangaroo pocket for your hands. It's the perfect weight to wear alone but also layers well. Reviewers noted that it runs small and recommended sizing up.

One fan raved: “I love everything about this hoodie! It’s soft and comfortable, and the color is great. I’m about 5’ and 100lb, the small hits right below my bottom. Good to pair with some leggings.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small - 3X
  • Available colors: 57

23. A Striped Sweatshirt That Has Over 5,000 Reviews

This chic striped sweatshirt comes in a bunch of classic colors and strikes a great medium-weight cotton blend that is soft and stretchy. It has a drawstring hook and stripes on the sleeves. The fleece lining is great for cooler temperatures, and it has a loose, comfy fit.

One fan raved: “I'm a short woman with short arms and a short torso. Finally found a hoodie that isn't too long and the sleeves are perfect too. It's soft with just enough thickness. Love it and will buy another color.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large
  • Available colors: 31

24. A Sweater That Wears Like A Sweatshirt

For the comfort of a sweatshirt with a slightly more dressed up feel, this pullover is a great pick. It features a few buttons at the collar so you can open it up, and ruffles at the neck and sleeves. The result? A chic everyday sweater that looks and feels like you’re favorite sweatshirt.

One fan raved: “It’s almost sweatshirt-like. Very soft and comfortable. The ruffles and buttons make it a little dressier. I’ve worn it twice now and get compliments, it’s soft, comfy and has washed well thus far.”

  • Available sizes: Small - X-Large
  • Available styles: 27

25. This adidas Crewneck That’s An Athleisure Wardrobe Staple

— Also available on Adidas, $40

Add this adidas crewneck to your athleisure collection. It’s super cozy and is made of 100% cotton for a soft and medium-weight feel. This has a relaxed fit and longer length which makes it perfect for layering. And the ribbed cuffs and collar keep the sweatshirt in place even underneath other jackets or during a workout.

One fan raved: “I love it. Looks cute with leggings or jeans.”

  • Available sizes: 1X — 4X
  • Available colors: 2

26. This Sherpa-Lined Zip-Up That Will Keep You Toasty

If you tend to get cold quickly, you need this sherpa-lined sweatshirt in your winter wardrobe line-up. The entire interior is lined with plush sherpa fabric that helps to trap body heat, even in the most frigid weather. It's made from a cotton-polyester blend and features a full zipper and sherpa-lined drawstring hood. You can easily wear this sweatshirt over a lightweight tee, or even over a thicker shirt on colder days.

One fan raved: “If you don't have one of these, you need to buy one. Pronto. They are soooo soft and cozy. Absolutely the most comfortable thick sweatshirt I have ever owned.”

  • Available sizes: X-Small — 6X
  • Available colors: 15

27. This Loose-Fitting Cozy Pullover That’s Perfect For Fall & Loved By An Editor

Hundreds of shoppers claim this loose-fitting pullover sweater to be incredibly cozy and even soft enough to sleep in. Bustle Commerced Editor Adeline Duff agrees and adds that when paired with The Drop’s matching ribbed sweater paints, “it’s the coziest set for fall.” The sweater’s oversized fit, long bell sleeves, and rayon ribbed-knit fabric make it the perfect piece for lounging around the house all day in.

One fan raved: “Literally OBSESSED! The sweater is incredibly soft. I went up a size so I could get a more oversized look. Paired it with the sweater pant to get a monochromatic vibe. 10/10”

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 5X
  • Available colors: 8

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