Whether you dig into the back of your drawer to pull out your collection of this fabric or head out to get a brand spankin’ new piece, it’s time for corduroy. Believe it. As a personal stylist for women, I know how much so many of you have been pining for the days when this soft fabric makes its comeback. The time is now.
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Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Corduroy
Keep it current.
High waisted pants, 70’s inspired skirts and skinnies are all on deck for fall. If you are looking at your pants from a few years ago, just make sure the cut feels modern before you reintroduce them to your collection.
2. Make sure it’s you.
Don’t sacrifice your personal style regardless of the trends. Does this piece feel like you? Does it make you more confident or happy when you wear it. If not, it’s time to reassess.
3. Make sure it’s flattering for your frame.
The wave of corduroy pieces tend to have a few themes. First, a number of them are masculine-inspired. Think traditional Levi’s jacket, but in corduroy. Or the same jacket lined with sheepskin. Masculine styles work best for women with triangle, diamond and hourglass shapes. Lots of pieces right now are 70’s inspired. This is awesome, if that’s your jam. As far as fit goes, flare styles are great on all body types (as long as your legs are long enough to wear them full length.) Go with a heel to look your best.
We’re seeing lots of mini skirts. If you are short waisted, these are great for you as they elongate your legs. Petite women, women with a diamond shaped or rectangle frame also look stellar in short skirts. You’ll see lots of a-line options. Those are ideal for, well, nearly everyone. Boxy jackets and dresses work well for women with a diamond shaped frame and skinnies are glorious on women with hourglass, rectangle and diamond shapes. If you have an inverted triangle shaped figure, go with flared pants or a bold color for skinnies.
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