Suddenly everywhere: Corduroy

Fashion / August 10, 2018

How to wear: Oversized A zesty pop of orange and slouchy fit modernises a 70s style brown suit.

Corduroy has become cool, who would have thought it? With the warm weather on the back burner, for now, thoughts have migrated towards chiller-weather dressing, and it seems corduroy is trending – hard. The traditional fabric has made a cool-girl comeback revitalized in soft shades of pale – from dusky pinks to baby blues and lighter variations that make it the perfect transseasonal texture.

But it hasn’t moved totally away from it’s 70s roots with shades of corduroy in tobacco, taupe and rust filling the rails. To keep it more 2018, than 1978, opt for corduroy in sharp cuts, contemporary colour-ways, or oversized slouchy fits.

The perfect starting point is a pair of trousers in the tufted fabric – teamed with transitional favourites like a denim jacket, silk blouse or cosy knit. A corduroy blazer is another solid way of incorporating the fabric into your wardrobe, and a seasonal update from the check blazers that dominate last season. Opt for a fitted style if you have the fear it will make you look frumpy. If you’re feeling brave, opt for a full corduroy suit, which can be broken into two separate pieces.

See below for where to shop the trend all the street-style inspo you need.

The White Tee

A white tee tempers bright shades of cord.

Lilac the official shade of the year, makes a cord suit more modern.


From tobacco to seafoam green, stick to one tonal colour palette throughout your look.


The trouser

Swap out your trusty denims for a cord trouser update.

The Blazer

A cord blazer doesn’t have to look boyish, style it up with a pussy-bow blouse and structured skirt.


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