For most of us, the mere mention of corduroy reminds us of badly dressed teachers from our days at secondary school. But, right now, the textured fabric is having a bit of a moment. With the right cuts, it takes on an immediate fashion edge. Follow these new ways to wear it and leave those hazy school-day memories firmly in the past.
Culottes add a fashion stamp to an outfit in an instant, and they’re perfect for winter in sumptuous cord. Ideally, they should fall just before the ankle (allowing a slither of skin to show when teamed with boots). Have yours taken up to achieve the most flattering length for you. A block-heeled or Western boot adds just enough height to balance the more substantial fabric and wider silhouette.
Sharpen your pencil (skirt) by adding corduroy’s tactile feel to the mix. The self-tie waist of this one ensures that the thicker fabric is still sleek and streamlined, and is the perfect shape to tuck in a slim knit.
Winter-proof a mini wrap skirt with a chunky roll-neck tucked into the front, then ground your look with trainers to keep it modern and ready for wherever the day takes you.