As the colder weather rolls in you need to plan what sort of fabrics are going to be practical in the Autumn and the one fabric that stands out is corduroy. It’s light enough to be worn in jacket form, looks great as pinafore dress or pair of classic trousers on the milder days, but also works as a layering piece in winter paired with knitwear and Winter coats. It’s been a go-to for style fashionista since the ’60s, so to celebrate its return for the new season, we look back at the best cord looks ever…
Alexa Chung (2015)
If Alexa Chung likes it, so do we. At London Fashion Week in 2015, the Brit designer paired a cord skater dress with some patent leather boots and a boxy handbag. Take note.
Diane Keaton (1978)
Diane Keaton, here pictured with Warren Beatty in 1978, was always a fan of the cord two-piece – and so are we this season.
Mary-Kate Olsen (2003)
Corduroy flares paired with an adidas three-stripe jacket? If anyone can pull this look off, it’s Mary-Kate Olsen.
Keira Knightley (2006)
Keira Knightley’s cord fedora is peak noughties fashion. Go for a cord bucket hat this season to update it for 2018.
Jane Fonda (1966)
Ribbed and velvety – Jane Fonda’s favourite coat in the ’60s would be just as cool today.
Doris Day (1967)
We will definitely be copying Doris Day’s combo of a corduroy blazer, V-neck jumper and silk scarf.
Princess Diana (1981)
Princess Diana wore her cord trousers with a colour-pop knit and wellies for a walk in Scotland in 1981.
Claudia Schiffer (2000)
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer wore cord with a tailored denim-style jacket in 2000. Today, we’d wear a similar style with a matching skirt.
Billie Piper (2002)
If a cord outfit is too much for you, go for a handbag or accessories instead. Billie Piper’s cute baker boy hat should be enough to convince you.