Corduroy enjoyed status as a fall and winter staple in the ’80s, ’90s, and early aughts, but somewhere along the line, it got a bad reputation, and no one wanted to wear it anymore. All of the sudden, somewhere in the 2010s, you wouldn’t be caught dead in it, poor thing.
Well, that’s all over now, because designers and retailers are betting big on the fuzzy fabric this season, and it’s looking damn cute, if I’m being honest. Here’s why you should invest in cords as the temps cool down this year.
It’s no coincidence that the fabric is back on the rise as the ’80s and ’90s simultaneously have their fashion resurgence. With that aesthetic showing no signs of waning for fall and winter, embracing cords is a great idea for anyone who wants to feel With It.
Get your ’80s and ’90s on:
They’re cozy as hell.
Cords are fuzzy and velvety, which already gives off a snuggly aura. But they’re also super warm, meaning they’ll keep you nice and toasty through the colder weather.
Comfy vibes right this way:
They’re so versatile.
Cords are basically the velour version of denim, which is to say you can get corduroy E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G: pants, skirts, shirts, dresses, jackets, shoes. With so many options, you surely can find a way to fit them into your wardrobe.
All the cords:
They’ve got built-in texture.
Texture is a huge element of a successful outfit—it adds interest and depth to something that otherwise would seem one-dimensional. Following this line of thinking, incorporating cords into your ensemble will make you look more put-together and polished. If you’re not sure how deep you wanna dive into the corduroy universe, start small—try an accessory or a layering piece.