Assistant / Blogger, @simply_elsa
How do you Dudley? Where don’t I Dudley?! I love to wear my Dudleys while we are by the water in Bay Head—they are perfect for that Summer breeze! No matter what we end up doing, they are the perfect layer.
Favorite DS colors: Camel, Navy and Natural Blush! I have the Brighton Boatneck, Park Slope and Cobble Hill in these colors and reach for them time and time again.
What’s your desert island Dudley? The Cobble Hill! I love it so much, plus it has pockets which is a major win. The Greenpoint is my new favorite, the perfect in-between to the Park Slope and Cobble Hill, hitting at the perfect spot.
What size do you wear in DS? I am an XXL in all my Dudleys! I find that this size works well with my body and larger chest. When it comes to fit, I find the Park Slope and Cobble Hill Styles to have a looser fit, and Brighton Boatneck is a slimmer, more feminine fit.
The Greenpoint fits true to size, similarly to the Cobble Hill or the Park Slope!
In the boatneck, I would size up if you would like to tuck it in, but I prefer the untucked, layered look in this style. In the Park Slope and Cobble Hill, my regular size allows me to tuck or untuck as I please—which I absolutely love!
How does DS sizing run for you? I find the Brighton Boatneck generally runs true to size but is a more fitted silhouette in general. In the Brighton, I would size up one if you are between sizes, or have a larger chest or longer torso. The Cobble Hill definitely runs true to size! I love my normal size here, it is not too fitted but I still get that clean, structured look. The Greenpoint runs true to size but has less length than the Cobble Hill, so it feels more sleek but you get that same comfort and room.
What’s your favorite thing to pair DS styles with? I love to pair my DS goods with a crisp pair of white jeans with a fun accessory like a scarf or headband, or over a fun patterned dress. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of denim and flats either! I think the silhouettes are so polished that they elevate any easy look! I refuse to travel without one because they can pull anything together at the last minute.
Any other DS fit tips? If you have a larger chest or broader shoulders, I would size up one, but if you prefer that classic, clean Dudley look, I would go with your regular size!