Corduroy

Corduroy clothing has been a winter staple for as long as we can remember, but it’s having a major moment right now thanks to the likes of Saint Laurent, Totême and Gucci. Scroll to shop our favourite pieces that will add a retro edge to your winter looks, from high-end investments to high street heroes.

The 1970s have been dripping into our sartorial conscious for quite a few seasons now, from the return of the knee-high boot to the ultra-flattering frilled midi dress and the hero piece of the moment, a shearling jacket. Another nod to the iconic decade is corduroy and it’s everywhere, from three-piece suits to warm shackets, bohemian-inspired dresses to leg-lengthening flares. But with corduroy clothing, there’s something about the thick twilled fabric that feels indicatively retro. Whilst you can add the other ’70s-esque pieces to existing looks for just a touch of nostalgia, corduroy feels very much like a full, committed look. Embrace it and have fun with the look – a corduroy waistcoat with corduroy flares and a pussybow blouse, or corduroy dungarees layered over frilly sleeved blouse.

If your style errs more on the side of simple, a pair of flared corduroy trousers are this season’s unsung hero of flattering pants. A great alternative to denim, cord is generally more structured, making it more flattering and the vintage-feel plays well to a flared cut which comes with bonus leg-lenghthening wins. We love a classic navy flare paired with a classic cashmere crewneck or statement sweater. Plus, the thicker fabric will keep you toasty during the winter months.

Scroll to shop our favourite pieces, from dresses to tops, bottoms and even corduroy accessories.

The Best Corduroy Tops

Embrace your inner boho with FreePeople's flattering babydoll shaped tunic in soft corduroy. Pair with flared jeans or leather pants and a paisley print neckerchief for a nod to '70s cool.

The Best Corduroy Trousers, Shorts & Skirts

We love a pair of leather shorts with tights in winter but switch up your fabric to corduroy for a softer look. These IKKS Paris pair in teal will add a pop of colour to classic black.

The Best Corduroy Dresses

From the vintage appeal of Alémais’s lace-trimmed dress to Cefinn’s puff-sleeved midi, corduroy dresses are everywhere right now and are not only versatile but warm for the cooler months.

The Best Corduroy Suiting

Lean into the retro feel of corduroy with some power suiting. We love Bella Freud’s Bowie-inspired Chrissie suit for a cool take on evening dressing, and The Frankie Shop’s oversized brown blazer for an update on your favourite weekend looks.

Mango's burnt orange blazer will add a pop of colour to a classic black polo neck. Pair with the matching flared bottoms for a hit of nostalgic style.

The Best Corduroy Dungarees & Jumpsuits

For relaxed days you can’t go wrong with a pair of dungarees layered over your favourite fuzzy knit, whilst jumpsuits in sumptuous cord will add new edge to your winter evening wardrobe.

The Best Corduroy Accessories

Cementing its place as a bonafide Autumn/Winter trend this season, corduroy has made its way into accessories too. From Sporty & Rich’s baseball cap to Saint Laurent’s Studio 54-inspired Bianca heels, there’s something for everyone.

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