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Stay Quarantine-Cozy With 11 of the Best Sweatshirts for Women Over 50


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If you’re anything like us, your style has taken a serious turn in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. There’s just something about being quarantined with the couch in such close proximity that lends itself to more casual wardrobe. We’re making a valiant effort to give up our pajamas by embracing the next best thing: a good old-fashioned sweatshirt.

With an often-oversized fit and an über-cozy lining, these leisure tops are familiar, comfortable, and easy to wash. In short? There’s no piece of apparel we’d rather be swathed in in the midst of a national pandemic. Make no mistake, however: The sweatshirts we have our hearts set on are far from the grass-stained variety your kids used to wear. Instead, the designs we’ve rounded up below are suited for a more mature women who values presentation every bit as much as she values comfort.

The History of the Sweatshirt

Sweatshirts have evolved by leaps and bounds from that first versions of the garment that emerged in 1926, when football player Benjamin Russell Jr. reportedly invented them as an all-cotton practice football jersey. As legend would have it, the “sweat” part of the shirt’s came from the high-intensity workouts that were happening on the field.

By the 1930s, these tops began making the rounds on the retail scene, with Champion putting its own spin on the attire while introducing them as staple clothing items for athletes and laborers. And the rest, as they say? History.

The Best Sweatshirts for Women Over 50

From traditional zip-up sweatshirt styles ($79, L.L. Bean) and colorful hoodies ($39, Venus) to attractive embellished half-zips ($132, The Outnet) that will make you feel like you still put some effort into your look, these pieces represent the most pulled-together lounging styles we could find.

Keep scrolling to shop Woman’s World’s picks for the best sweatshirts for women over 50.

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