One of the your childhood's most cringe-worthy fabrics has made a comeback. That one pair of corduroy pants that not too long ago you would have preferred to leave in the cabinet? Well, they’ve been given a new lease on life on the catwalk. What’s more, only good things are on the horizon with wide-wale corduroy this winter: it's soft, warm and totally on trend now too.
It all got started with the 2017 winter collection, where countless designers put corduroy on display for the public. Not that the world of fashion was really too surprised though. After all, corduroy is finally getting the credit it's due as a fabric that really does have fashion appeal. One of Marc Jacobs’ head-to-toe outfits in corduroy comes to mind, along with Nina Ricci's incredibly gorgeous corduroy color palette and a Dries Van Noten jacket combining corduroy with fur. And don’t make the mistake of seeing it as a one-hit wonder; corduroy will be retaining its choice fabric status in the coming winter as a trend favorite.
Corduroy often shows up in warm or dark shades because it's simply a top notch winter fabric. That said, you can still brighten up your outfit by going for a soft pastel shade, beige or even ocher. For instance, the Constance overalls have been made in a heavenly shade of pale sea green in wide-wale corduroy. This fabric isn't just available in different colors, but in shapes too. Pants no longer have the monopoly on corduroy. You'll find it used from skirts, to coats to trendy dresses. To spark your imagination we've already put together a selection of some different corduroy garments.