Unsolved Mysteries: Topshop’s mesh hoodie

For those looking for all the style of a hoodie, but none of the actual function of one (i.e. warmth), Topshop’s mesh version is a bargain at £30.

We guess there are probably situations where people would find this a suitable item of clothing (are there?), though, so actually, the real question here is whether a sheer hoodie should be referred to as a “shoodie”. We think we’ll probably do that anyway. Readers, meet the SHOODIE. Would you wear it?

10 Comments

  • March 19, 2010

    Amee

    Yes. In fact, I have a fishnet one as well. It’s all for style, or for people who hate showing their arms.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I think sheer overgarments are OK, as they don’t make you look you didn’t realise your underwear would show through whatever you’re wearing, and they do make you feel a bit warmer by trapping some air (as long as you’re not in a windy place).
    And of course, as Amee said, there’s the arm-covering aspect, which is why I also have a sheer long shirt/jacket thing to hide the eczema on my arms. (Or at least make it less obvious looking.)

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  • March 19, 2010

    lizvocal

    I have one in fishnet, too, but slightly longer. It was sold as a swimsuit cover up. I am always amazed to find I am fashionable without any conscious effort on my part… 😉

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  • March 19, 2010

    Diandra

    I like it, I think it is cute!
    I think it would be nice for working out, maybe it will keep you cooler?

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  • March 19, 2010

    Janelle

    It’s not that bad. Still, I think this would likely be found on Rihanna or Amber Rose.
    .-= Janelle´s last blog ..Pre-Spring Break Fever! =-.

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  • March 19, 2010

    Kate

    I have one that’s sorta similar, from the GAP a few years ago. It’s a larger mesh pattern, and it’s great for a little extra layer in over-airconditioned buildings during the summer and such. Although it’s cotton, not poly (as the one above seems to be), so not as likely to get gross and stinky. The poly turns me off more than the style.
    .-= Kate´s last blog ..Daily Outfit – Jen – 3/18/10 =-.

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  • March 20, 2010

    rina

    I think it’s aesthetically acceptable. The hood drapes nicely too, and is big enough to protect a hairdo from light rain or mist…

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  • March 27, 2010

    lyrebirdgully

    Yes. I have a number of sheer longsleeved tops, they are really flattering and classy and look way expensive on, when you wear them right. i am on the lookout for more. Also, a hoody style always looks good on me.

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  • April 3, 2010

    Anastaciya

    As long as you’re planning wearing something under it, I think it would look fine.

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  • August 19, 2010

    B

    I just ordered this hoodie off the TopShop website after falling in love with it as soon as I stumbled upon it. I’ll review it once I get it in the mail.

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