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#21DaysofTrends: Everything’s Coming Up Corduroy

Corduroy is the trendiest fabric of 2019 – here’s how to wear it yourself and use it at home.

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Corduroy first emerged back onto the catwalks in winter 2016, after a very long hiatus from fashionable status, and is now peaking as a fabric trend. The plush fabric might well remind you of the 1970s, or bring to mind the wardrobe of an obscure professor in a movie, but it’s now also emerged as a fully fledged mark of the moment in 2019. There’s even been speculation that the fabric might be this season’s denim…

Brilliantly textured and soft, 2019's corduroy trend it’s all about jumbo (think wide ‘stripes’) rather than needle-thin versions of the fabric. It’s a big fashion trend for both women and men, and here in South Africa, is going to be well suited to the winter months mid-year, as it is both warm to wear and comforting to the touch.

Seriously on-trend women should consider wearing it top to toe, by swapping out their usual trouser suit for a version in cord this winter. Go for wide-legged trousers to keep the look absolutely up-to-the-minute. A range of warm terracotta shades, as well as maroon, cream and dusty pink, are all ideal colour choices – and these will all also work beautifully if you decide to embrace the trend minimally with a cord blazer. (The especially cautious might want to go for a navy blue option here as well.) 

For men, adding either a jacket or pair of well-cut trousers in corduroy to your everyday wardrobe will work perfectly to indicate your awareness of the trend. We suggest avoiding a full-body look unless you’re actually attending a Fashion Week event.  

Corduroy 2019 | House and Leisure

And finally, the world of decor. Corduroy is velvet-like and luxurious yet also conveys a practical and everyday feel – which is why we think cord upholstery would be a brilliantly bold statement in the right interior scheme. Wouldn’t it make for a very cool upholstered headboard, for example? But again, should you not want to commit to covering an entire couch, experiment with the look and feel of corduroy at home by adding it in the form of one of these ultra-comfortable Fatsak beanbags or of course, a scatter cushion or two (we rather like this quilted version from Weylandts).

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