This just might be fashion’s biggest comeback!
In the past, corduroy has often been perceived as stuffy, unflattering, and difficult to wear, but for Fall/Winter 2017 designers breathed new life into the ‘70s fabric staple, making it fresh and fun and, yes, totally easy to pull off. We were stunned, and pleasantly surprised, by the corduroy jackets, wide-leg trousers, and skirts we saw on the runways at labels like Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten, Mulberry, and Kenzo. There were monochromatic looks in shades of rust, burgundy, blush, and even lime green, and updated silhouettes that looked anything but stuffy.
Nina Ricci Fall 2017, Adam Lippes Fall 2017, Tory Burch Fall 2017
And now that corduroy is trending again and designers have made it cool this season, we’re seeing more and more celebrities and tastemakers sporting the look. Fashion darling Alexa Chung not only sells super cute cords on her website, she’s also a fan of the ribbed fabric, having worn everything from corduroy trousers to coats to swingy dresses; singer Selena Gomez was recently spotted coming out of her trailer in a Marc Jacobs A/W ‘17 corduroy mini skirt; and stars like Vanessa Hudgens, Amanda Seyfried, and even Kate Middleton have all been photographed on more than one occasion rocking cord pants.
NYC Bambi blogger Christie Tyler rocked wide-leg cords to NYFW, Model Elsa Hosk in pink corduroy, Kendall Jenner’s wide-leg corduroys
Want to try the trend? This time of year the stores are stocked with cute cords, like jackets and pants, so it won’t be hard to find something that suits you. Instead of corduroy skinnies, which have often been seen as the only way to pull off corduroy pants, try a wide-leg pant, like the ones we saw at Prada, Tory Burch, and Public School. A corduroy skirt or jumper is also a cool way to wear this trend; pair with a chunky sweater or ribbed turtleneck and you’ve got the perfect ‘70s-inspired fall outfit. And, as it is getting colder every day, a corduroy jacket is a no-fail way to incorporate this fashion must-have into your wardrobe. We love a good trucker jacket ‘cause it’s slouchy enough to layer over a thick sweater, but you can also consider a tailored blazer to wear over dresses. If you’re not ready to fully embrace this trend there are other corduroy options; we’ve seen cute corduroy flats, boots, backpacks, and caps that’ll help ease you into wearing cord.
Kick Flare High-Rise Cropped Corduroy Pant, urbanoutfitters.com; Corduroy Trucker Jacket, nordstrom.com; Corduroy Skirt, ae.com