Corduroy wafts in and out of fashion. It has gained momentum since 2018, and is once again a big mainstream trend. You can find corduroy in just about anything these days, and in home decor too. The ‘70s vibe lives a stylish life in 2022.
You’ll find corduroy pants, jackets, skirts, dresses, shorts, coats, bags, hats, jumpsuits, overalls, shoes, and pantsuits. And corduroy is also used as a trim. Most of it is solid, but patterns are available too. Items are available in all sorts of colours, and across a variety of wales. The collection shows an assortment. To my eye, the corduroy pantsuit and wide-leg silhouettes look the “newest” and freshest.
Most of my clients, friends, and family members wear some sort of corduroy item. It’s generally pants or a jacket, and sometimes a skirt. Colours are both neutral and non-neutral. They find corduroy pants a nice casual bottoms alternative to jeans. Cosy and comfy. A corduroy jacket or shacket can be just the right weight for Autumn or a very mild Winter.
I used to have a bit of poison eye for corduroy, but that is a thing of the past. These days I can appreciate corduroy in any item, especially when it’s worn with verve and makes the wearer happy. It has a ‘70s look to it, which is the part I like best.
Three years ago I bought a turquoise pair of straight leg corduroy pants. I was so smitten by the colour that the fabric became secondary. They became instant workhorses because I have a perfectly matching turquoise pullover and coat, and the combination creates a column of colour. A year after that I bought a cream pair of straight leg corduroy pants. I don’t wear those as frequently because I prefer wearing corduroy bottoms in bright colours. It adds a richness to the fabric that on some level makes a difference to me. Lesson learned. It would be fun to get a pair in Dutch orange, lime green, or shocking pink at some point. And in a wide leg silhouette.
For now, I’m sticking to wearing corduroy as pants. But you never know, I might branch out and wear a corduroy jacket at some point. How about you? Do you wear corduroy items?