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Word on the street is that corduroy is trending this season, and I’m pretty excited about it. Cords are a great alternative to jeans for those of us who live a casual lifestyle, and the corduroy of 2018 is not the rigid fabric of the 1970s. The cords that are out now are extremely comfortable and figure flattering.
Corduroy, that staple of 70s fashion, is making a serious comeback! And why not? The signature velvety texture and vertical ridges (called “wales”) have always been eye-catching, but now, with textures ranging from subtle to bold, and beautiful new designs including patterns and prints, corduroy is more versatile then ever. Like any fabric, however, corduroy has some quirks that can make it a challenge for those just discovering it. Check out these tips and tricks for working with corduroy!
CHOOSE QUALITY FABRIC– Whenever possible, opt for an all-cotton corduroy rather than a polyester blend. The blended fibers don’t tend to hold up well in repeated washings, and the pile (that’s the fuzzy bits) is more easily crushed and misshapen. Cotton also steams evenly and takes well to finger-pressing, which is an important feature since typical pressing methods would damage corduroy. If you’re not sure whether the fabric you’re looking at is high quality, try scratching at its surface with a fingernail. If this causes discoloration or raises a powdery substance to the fabric’s surface, you’re likely looking at an inferior product that’s been filled with sizing to try to disguise the fact.
To finish off the look, I went with bright brown Who What Wear Top and polka dot bow heels and a light brown bag — one of my favorite fall combos — and I accessorized with a pink earring. This outfit is super simple, but I like how the coral cords are a little unexpected and the fur coat from Ivanka trump keeps it classy.
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