Apparently cords are back on trend (I don’t think they ever left). The thick and strokeable fabric means it’s a classic go to in the colder months. I love how they look on children, Phoebe has a favourite red corduroy dungaree dress, and Daniel looks edibly cute in his dark cord trousers and bright character tops. You can vary the thickness of the stripes to make it more versatile. I have had several favourite corduroy clothing items as favourites through the years, I wonder what my staple will be this year? Maybe a jacket. What do you think?
I’ve never really thought about the history of corduroy fabric, the name comes from the French meaning Royal Fabric. Take a look at this infographic designed by Chums,they take you through the whole history of cords from ancient Egypt to present day. Who knew?
I think the cord jacket looks good on a man, although I’ve always had a thing for intelligent, glasses wearing bookish types with glasses and elbow patches, so the look works for me. According to Vogue, there is a way to wear corduroy this season, and it’s been seen on the catwalk of all the major fashion houses this year. I’ll leave you with a few different ways you can rock the cord look.
If you don’t want to embrace the cord trouser, grab a hat!
The corduroy dress is everywhere this season
Add a splash of colour with a cord jacket. Image courtesy of Boden
What’s your favourite way to wear corduroy? I love the comfort and warmth from trousers but I’m keen to try the hat and jacket, although all three together would be a bit overkill I imagine. Do you have a few old items from your capsule wardrobe you could resurrect to be on trend this year? Let me know in the comments, or if you’ve invested in some key pieces I’d love to see.
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