When my friend Karen was in Paris last month, she mentioned that she noticed a LOT of corduroy. Here too, I’ve been seeing some iteration of it in just about every collection.
Striking A “Cord”
On the plus side, corduroy can be an alternative to denim that looks more refined but is still often washable. There’s often a high percentage of cotton in the fabric, which makes it more breathable.
I loved and wore corduroy in the 70’s, but not much since. Now I’m taking another look and have seen some good pieces that are pushing aside my “nerdy professor” associations. Here are a few styles of women’s corduroy pants and jackets that won’t give you bad flashbacks. ✌️
I’ve seen women of all sizes wearing this “swing” chore coat in Mahogany, and it looked great on everyone. I went back and forth on this one a few weeks ago. The style is really cute, but the color had just a little too much blue in it for me. Offered in sizes XX-Small to 3X.
Though it’s not described as “corduroy,” the flat, wide wale texture on this organic cotton coat is “corduroy-adjacent.” This would be a perfect piece for mild winters or transitional season wear. Yes, it’s spendy, but it’s fully lined, and the fabric is soft and drapes beautifully.
Corduroy Pants (and a Skirt)
These have just enough stretch for comfort, and are a flattering cut. They’re offered in several colors in Misses, Petites, Plus and Plus Petites. (The color I wanted wasn’t available in Petites or would have purchased.)
It’s not easy finding a corduroy skirt that’s knee length or longer, but I did turn up this one.
I tried these on recently in the Black Coffee color and really liked them! They’re as comfortable as loungewear, but look polished. They could be a good option for travel days. Offered in Misses, Petite and Plus sizes.
How do you feel about corduroy? Is it a fabric you regularly wear?