Chances are, your summer headwear routine hasn't changed much from season to season -that floppy raffia hat is a great go-to for the beach and a sleek straw fedora never fails to top off any sunny daytime ensemble.

If you feel like switching things up though, why not try on a new kind topper? A hood isn't just for that ratty old sweatshirt you work out in anymore, now it's fast becoming a bonafide trend.

Seen on Karolina Kurkova at Monday's CFDA Awards, the hooded gown (hers by Diane Von Furstenberg) is blazing the trail for more pieces to rock the built-in head gear. Stars like Lindsey Lohan and Kim Kardashian have worn sexy mini versions by Brian Lichtenberg, while stores like American Apparel and J.Crew are selling sporty hooded swimsuits and tops.

The best part? You don't have to put the hood up if you don't want to - it looks just as good down and fallen into a cowl back. So whether it's red carpet ready or just ready for a chic city stroll, it's definitely good to be in the hood this season.