Mom of 3 boys, Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer @dudley_stephens
How do you Dudley? I created our styles along with my sister and Mom based on our desire for comfortable clothing that can be worn anywhere, every day—and they have delivered (and then some). I wear our pieces to work for the brand every day, of course, but I also wear them during my downtime to chase my boys around. And currently I’m expecting and appreciating our pieces even more for their easygoing versatility!
Favorite DS Colors: So hard to choose but usually gravitate to Green, Cobalt and Marigold
Desert Island Dudley: The Brighton Boatneck
What size do you typically wear in DS? I usually wear a medium in both the Park Slope and Cobble Hill Turtlenecks. This allows me to layer a button down under my Park Slope to dress it up a little more for meetings. The Cobble Hill in medium is a comfortable and relaxed fit, so I can wear it with leggings to drop the kids off at school or with skinny jeans to last me throughout the day.
Early in my pregnancy I found that my typical size was pretty forgiving, especially in looser fits like our ponchos and dresses. In the later months, however, I do size up in our turtlenecks and the Prospect Pullover. I found they are wearable right up until the last weeks of pregnancy—and then much appreciated in that “fourth trimester” after the baby arrives, when sleepless nights and unpredictable days mean comfort is key!
How does DS sizing run for you? Our Cobble Hill and Park Slope turtlenecks are typically true to size, but for later-month maternity—or even if you’re just looking for a roomier fit—I recommend sizing up and sticking with the Cobble Hill (later in pregnancy, the bump outgrows the shorter Park Slope).
What’s your favorite thing to pair DS styles with? For me, the easiest mom/expecting mom uniform in the colder months is a Cobble Hill Turtleneck with leggings while at home, or a comfortable pair of maternity skinny jeans while out and about.
Any other DS fit tips? For expecting moms looking at our pieces, I would say consider the full span of your pregnancy. If you’re heading into cooler months later in your pregnancy, you may want to stock up early in one size up so you have your choice of fleece fabrics and colors!
Don’t forget the post labor “fourth trimester” when you’ll want to live in your DS Fleece while snuggling with your newborn.