A deserving shout-out to Talbots for supplying a diverse set of sizes. They stock petite, regular, plus, and petite plus in most of their items. Furthermore, they are one of the few retailers to showcase a large component of their petite collection in brick-and-mortar stores. A number of my petite clients have had a ball shopping there this season, and with big discounts too. 

Corduroy bottoms are having a fashionable moment. Here are some classic and trendy corduroy pants silhouettes that have been winners on my clients. Many are on sale. There’s one velvet style too.

1. Talbots Velvet Slim Ankle Pants

These velvet pants have been magical if you enjoy a slim and lean but not too skinny fit on bottoms. They fit like a tailored cigarette silhouette and are not “calf-sucking”. They’re longer in person, and fit full length on petites in the petite size. Surprisingly, they’ve worked well on curvier figures and straighter figures because the fit is that good. Luxe substantial quality, and cosy warm. They come in red, and no other colours for now.

Velvet Pants

2. Talbots Stretch Corduroy Straight Leg Pants

These are the winning classic corduroy pants of the season. They are slim, but not overly skinny. Tailored in a lovely flattering way. Easy to style with a sweater, boots, or loafers, They come in twelve colours, and span petite, regular and plus sizes. They also come in a curvy fit. Cosy and nice quality.

Classic Corduroy

3. Maeve’s The Colette Wide Cropped Corduroy Pants

The corduroy Colette is a repeat style that continues to be great on clients who enjoy a cosy, warm, super soft, and very comfortable pair of on-trend wider corduroy pants. Comes in ten colours across petite, regular, plus and tall. They work on a range of body types because of slightly stretchy fabric and a forgiving fit. Rise is not too high. Some straight-hipped clients sized down. The crops look fantastic with high-shaft booties, or taller boots. They come in full length across fewer colours if crops aren’t your thing.

Corduroy Colette

4. Gap High Rise Corduroy ‘70s Flare Pants

These ‘70s flares aren’t that high rise. The front rise is 11 inches. They work well on curvier and straighter body types, and fit a little roomy. Might need to size down. They don’t grab tightly onto the knees like many flared styles seem to do this season. A welcome skimming fit on the thighs and knees, and come in short, regular and tall lengths. The brown is lighter in person, and there’s a Winter white too.

'70s Flares