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How do you Dudley? How don’t I!? I find every opportunity to dress a Dudley up or down! My office is business casual, so I love being able to layer the Park Slope over a dress for a look that is both comfy and put together. Another one of my favorite ways to Dudley is to pair one (any style works!) with leggings to run errands or lounge around my home. It looks chicer than throwing on a hoodie—with all the comfort of one!
Favorite DS colors: My favorite is the Pink, hands down (pink is my neutral), but I also like the classic look of the Navy.
What’s your desert island Dudley? If you asked me a few months ago, I would say Park Slope without hesitation. I could never part with my pink Park Slope—I love that I can snuggle into the turtleneck and that the brightness of the color is usually a great contrast on grey, chilly days. However, now that I have tried the Greenpoint, I may have to switch teams. It really is the perfect length and the band-free hem makes it even better for tucking into skirts!
What size do you wear in DS? I wear an XL, which helps provide a polished look that is fitted, but not tight! I still have the option to tuck in or layer over dresses with ease.
How does DS sizing run for you? The Park Slope is true to size! I have broader shoulders and a larger bust so it is a little more fitted in those areas. If you are looking for a more relaxed fit, then I would recommend sizing up.
When it comes to the Cobble Hill, I have to admit that as a curvier woman, I was initially worried about a style that falls below the hips. I was pleasantly surprised to know that it fits my hips just fine! It is also the perfect legging length in that it covers my bottom. I have broader shoulders and a larger bust so it is a little more fitted in those areas. If you are looking for a more relaxed fit, then I would recommend sizing up. Otherwise, I would call this style true to size!
Also true to size, the Greenpoint is definitely a great length for anyone that is worried about whether the Park Slope will be too short. As someone with a larger bust, I find my true Dudley size of XL to be loose enough to be super comfortable but also fitted enough to look chic. If you also find that your tops tend to fit tight in the chest or shoulders, I don't think that you will regret sizing up for a more cozy fit.
The Brighton Boatneck is also true to size, a very similar fit to the Cobble Hill with the comfort of an open neck. I think my regular size is perfect, but if you have broader shoulders and a larger bust then you might want to size up for a looser fit.
What’s your favorite thing to pair DS styles with? I love the Park Slope layered over a dress or tucked into a skirt! For a fun, mixed-fabric look, tuck your Park Slope into a leather skirt.
I wear my Cobble Hill over leggings with Bean Boots, and the Brighton Boatneck pairs well with shorts or tucked into a skirt.
While I rarely wear jeans, one of my first thoughts when trying on the Greenpoint was that it would look great with a pair of pants! This style is also a great candidate for tucking and cozy days with leggings.
Any other DS fit tips? I find that Dudley is pretty true-to-size, but when in doubt, size up. You won’t regret a cozier fit, especially since you will be living in your Dudley as soon as it arrives.
It’s also important to note that I have a pretty average torso length, which helps the Park Slope and Brighton Boatneck end at what I think is the perfect location. Quick style tip: Your Dudley is more versatile than you may think. Don’t be afraid to experiment! One of my favorite looks was monochromatic, with my pink Park Slope tucked into a midi-pleated skirt!