From September to April, I wear Dudley Stephens fleece turtlenecks for approximately 80% of my waking hours. If you watch my Instagram stories, you know that is not an exaggeration! I live in them over leggings and paired with jeans for a reason: They’re comfortable, warm, and flattering. Plus, their fleece is made from recycled bottles, and last time I checked, they had reused over 500,000 plastic bottles for the product.
On top of all that, they’re made by a good friend of mine, Lauren, and her sister Kaki, two of the nicest, hardest working women I know. I get asked about these cult-favorite fleeces on a daily basis, so when I found out they were restocking their core colors/styles at 12pm EST today, I had to share the news!
And for the real inside scoop, I’m here to tell you that next Monday they will be adding a bunch of new colors and styles to the site (including a restock of my light blue pictured above as well as lavender and some other new beautiful colors). But if you’re looking for something classic, I suggest buying it now because they always sell out really quickly! Navy and black are the colors I wear most often and they’re available in all sizes at the moment.
Dudley Stephens FAQs
1. What is the difference between the Park Slope and the Cobble Hill styles?
The Park Slope Turtleneck is the shorter of the two options and currently my favorite. I love my Park Slopes with jeans and skirts because I think they’re a chic and a warmer alternative to a sweater. I also have a major love for Cobble Hill which is more of a sweatshirt alternative. I usually wear mine with leggings for daycare drop off, after a workout, or for working at home. I will throw it on over PJ pants on Saturdays for a cozy morning at home.
2. Do they fit TTS?
I get asked about DS sizing constantly. They fit TTS for me but I’ve heard other people say to size up. The arms can be a little tight but I like a more fitted look because I think it’s more flattering. I wear a small in the Park Slope and and an XS in the Cobble Hill. Amalia wears a 2T in the kids fleece which is still slightly big on her but we just roll the sleeves. She is currently in 18-24 months so it should fit a lot better soon. When I was pregnant, I sized up and wore a M.
3. Are they warm?
Literally I don’t know of anything warmer. I prefer the fleeces made from thinner fabric because sometimes their traditional fleece is too warm for me. I also run hot so that might just be me. I also think the thinner fabric is more flattering because it’s less bulky.
4. How do you wash them?
I personally like the fleece as it washes more. The lived-in look is my thing so I put mine in the dryer. If you want them to stay fresh and fluffy, don’t dry them but wash on cold.
5. Why are they so expensive?
They are committed to making and manufacturing everything in the US and keeping the brand sustainable. The fleece is made from recycled bottles, which is really incredible and something to be so proud of! I know these girls and their story really well, and I promise they’re not marking up their clothing just for profits. As they grow as a company, I assume they’ll be able to produce more in bulk and eventually lower the prices but
6. Why are they always sold out?
They are a small but growing company and are experiencing growing pains in the best possible way. They never could have predicted how popular they would be. I’m beyond proud of their success! I promise that Lauren and Kaki are working hard to keep more product in stock for their customers.
Photo by Julia Dags.