Corduroy is having a fashion moment. These are the cord pieces we’re making space for in our wardrobes right now.

Corduroy has had a rebrand. Forget its dusty college professor or country pursuits image; cord has been reimagined this winter as the fashion fabric de jour. It has featured across the high street and indie brands alike in sharp tailoring, in boho dresses and in every hue, from jewel brights to organic neutrals.

We’ve put together twelve of our favourites to pair with your cosiest knits this winter for a fashion twist on a classic fabric. ‘Tis the seaso to fall back in love with corduroy.

Main image: Dilli Grey


Wide-Legged Cord Trousers, £29.99

Available in joyful Crayola brights including this bubblegum pair, these boot-leg cord trousers from Zara are the perfect foil to the winter blues. Team them with head-to-toe tonal shades for a modern take. Buy it here.


Ellen Tiered Shirt Dress, £130

This shirt dress, in the aptly named ‘figgy pudding’ seasonal shade of corduroy makes the perfect winter day dress. Paired with knee-high boots and layered over a contrast ribbed knit, the flattering cinched waist-tie and A-line tiered skirt make it a dream to wear for a casual, yet feminine winter look. Buy it here.

Wyse London

Sandrine Cord Jacket, £195

Blush pink cord: what’s not to like? This slim-fit, retro-feel blazer from Wyse London can be worn alone with denim or paired with matching cigarette pants for a sharp work look with real personality. Buy it here.

Marks and Spencer

Pleat Front Mini A-Line Skirt, £29.50

This cord mini in versatile khaki has a charming vintage vibe to it. We’d pair it with a big Aran knit, merino tights and chunky ankle boots to give it a cool, up-to-date twist. Buy it here.

Sea Salt

Nave Point Jumpsuit, £89.50

An instant outfit, this black needlecord jumpsuit from Cornish brand Seasalt has that utilitarian look, but in super-soft, velvety organic corduroy for a luxe feel. A perfect blank canvas to be paired with a bold knit or layered over a Breton stripe. Buy it here.

White Stuff

Abby Cord Shirt, £55

A pretty cornflower blue to brighten your winter wardrobe. With its on-trend puff shoulder and full sleeve, it would pair perfectly with dungarees, or winter whites. Buy it here.


Corduroy Jacket, £39.90

This great ‘shacket’ mid-layer from Uniqlo in a seasonal rust colour can be worn alone, over skinny knits or under wool coats for a mix of winter textures. The options are endless. A great versatile piece at an accessible price. Buy it here.

Dilli Grey

Bushra Reversible Cord And Block Print Jacket, £149

Two jackets in one, this fully reversible wrap jacket from Dilli Grey has a GOTS-certified organic cord outer in inky midnight blue with a block-printed organic cotton reverse to suit your mood. Buy it here.


Cord Tapered Trousers, £140

These tapered cords from Toast have a Bloomsbury Set vibe and we’re here for it. Great with a Fair Isle knit and conker-coloured Chelsea boots to complete the look. Buy them here.

Kemi Telford

Naija Cord Dress, £155

Kemi Telford has taken its fashion offering to the next level this season, complimenting its signature print styles with equally bold fashion shapes, like the Najia dress. With a 1980s vibe puff shoulder and nipped-in belted waist, it is the perfect winter party dress for pairing with sparkly socks and sandals, ready to hit the dancefloor (even if that’s in your own kitchen). Buy it here.

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Corduroy Mini Dress, £65

With its voluminous batwing sleeve, Tuxedo-style buttoned waist detail and cropped, wrap skirt, this jumbo cord mini dress in on-trend lilac is perfectly balanced proportionally and has a great 70s feel to it. Pair with tights and thigh-high boots now or bare legs and sneakers come spring. Buy it here.


Cord Maxi Skirt, £129

If you’re looking for an easy way to dip your toe into the cord trend, this maxi skirt from Poetry has a comfy jersey waistband, kick splits at the side to show off a little leg and keep it the right side of prim and is available in deliciously autumn shades of chocolate and sage green. Define your silhouette by tucking in a blouse or knit and pair with chunky biker boots to toughen up the look. Buy it here.

By Lydia Mansi
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