Corduroy
Dries Van Noten Fall 2023. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Sadly, corduroy sometimes gets a bad rap. It's often associated with the 70s in a negative way akin to leisure suits and wide ties. Truth is, the textured fabric defies decades. It hasn't really faded away because it's surprisingly versatile and ultimately cool. Need proof? Keep reading.

A quick survey of online retailers leaves no doubt. From faster fashion destinations like Zara and Mango to designer creations, corduroy is still trending. Obviously, it's most popular in pant form. There are some great pairs out there, too. Think flares, straight legs and even printed trousers. Both midi and maxi skirts are also on deck. We even managed to track down a cool skirt suit. Shirtdresses are another stellar option.

Then you have your blazers and coats. You don't have to stick with traditional hues, though. Ganni's purple jacket brings a delightful pop of color to any outfit. While Moncler's quilted down jacket is the most brilliant shade of aqua. Opt for Chloe's vest if you're going for a three-piece suit silhouette.

Next up we have corduroy shirts. Frequently outsize, they're usually worn as outerwear. See Dries Van Noten's version styled on the runway with matching pants and a see-through turtleneck. Although we want you to widen your horizons. Zara's pink pick looks great tucked into jeans, with or without the buttons being buttoned. Mango actually has a cozy sweatshirt in a neutral-esque moss color. Corresponding pants optional.

If you're a newbie or it's been some time since you've sported the misunderstood material, stick with one piece per outfit. If, like us, it's always been a vital part of your wardrobe, go ahead and go all out. You can even layer a coordinating coat on top of your complementary ensemble. Just stick with leather boots or canvas sneakers on the bottom.

Mango Corduroy Perkins Neck Sweatshirt
Mango

Mango Corduroy Perkins Neck Sweatshirt in Charcoal, $39.99 at Mango

Rick Owens Bolan Corduroy Flared Pants
Rick Owens

Rick Owens Bolan Corduroy Flared Pants, $468 at Net-a-Porter

Maeve The Colette Corduroy Maxi Skirt
Maeve

Maeve The Colette Corduroy Maxi Skirt in Ivory, $89.95 at Anthropologie

Etro Printed Corduroy Straight Pants
Etro

Etro Printed Corduroy Straight Pants, $558 at Mytheresa

Zara Limited Edition Corduroy
Zara

Zara Limited Edition Corduroy Blazer ($89.99) and Corduroy Midi Skirt Limited Edition ($79.99) at Zara

Petar Petrov Adelio Asymmetric Belted Corduroy Shirt Dress
Petar Petrov

Petar Petrov Adelio Asymmetric Belted Corduroy Shirt Dress, $392 at Matches Fashion

Chloe Cotton-Corduroy Vest
Chloe

Chloe Cotton-Corduroy Vest, $654 at Net-a-Porter

Mango Corduroy Culotte Trousers
Mango

Mango Corduroy Culotte Trousers in Wine, $79.99 at Mango

Urban Outfitters Salem Corduroy Fleece Jacket
Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters Salem Corduroy Fleece Jacket, $39.99 at Urban Outfitters

Zara Fine-Waled Corduroy Oversized Shirt
Zara

Zara Fine-Waled Corduroy Oversized Shirt in Pink, $25.99 at Zara

COS Corduroy Midi Shirt Dress
COS

COS Corduroy Midi Shirt Dress in Black, $67.50 at COS

Reformation Val 90s Mid Rise Straight Corduroy Pants
Reformation

Reformation Val 90s Mid Rise Straight Corduroy Pants in Fior Di Latte, $168 at Reformation

Dries Van Noten Corduroy Shirt
Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Corduroy Shirt, $492 at Mytheresa

Yvonne S Belted Floral-Print Cotton-Corduroy Jumpsuit
Yvonne S

Yvonne S Belted Floral-Print Cotton-Corduroy Jumpsuit, $339.44 at Net-a-Porter

Reformation Tazz Maxi Corduroy Skirt
Reformation

Reformation Tazz Maxi Corduroy Skirt, $59.40 at Reformation

Ganni Cotton-Blend Corduroy Blazer
Ganni

Ganni Cotton-Blend Corduroy Blazer, $271 at Mytheresa

Dries Van Noten Purple Pressed Flower Trousers
Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Purple Pressed Flower Trousers, $680 at SSENSE

Moncler Antre Quilted Corduroy Down Jacket
Moncler

Moncler Antre Quilted Corduroy Down Jacket, $1,755 at Net-a-Porter

The Frankie Shop Lydian Corduroy Flare Pants
The Frankie Shop

The Frankie Shop Lydian Corduroy Flare Pants in Brown, $90 at The Frankie Shop

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