14 corduroy pants trend you need to try on for size.
If a pair of jeans or chinos feel like too boring of a cotton weave for you, it might just be the time to start thinking about re-visiting the corduroy pants.
With slim high-waisted styles that were popularized in the ‘70s to the youthful, slouchy, wide-wale options of the ‘90s, it’s likely a look that you favored throughout your childhood and then stopped thinking about for decades. Until now.
Pro Tip 😎
With its wales (or grooves), corduroy is a durable fabric that has been crafted in wide and smaller pin scales alike.
With a velvet-like feel, it’s both luxe and soft as well as utilitarian and strong, depending on the size of the wale and the silhouette of the pants.
the corduroy trend
This enduring trend reached the popularity you now know today in the world of ready-to-wear (as opposed to uniforms during WWII…) during the 1970s, where you might recall flared pant silhouettes and matching blazers for both women and men alike.
In the 1990s, the wale became more pronounced, finding its way into the world of slouchier pants, mom jean silhouettes, and the like, resting comfortably today not only in the embrace of both of those ends of the spectrum but also back with the utilitarian vibe from which it began.
how to style corduroy pants
From high-waisted wide-leg trousers to slim ankle-crop 5-pocket styles, shop our favorite corduroy pants here.
We will guide you how to style corduroy pants and what to wear with below.
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Opt for a utility vibe with these elongated patch front pockets on AMO’s light-toned army corduroy pants.
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Slip into a bright ‘90s look with these Wrangler 5-pocket corduroy pants in a bright red hue with a mid-rise and wide leg flare.
Keep it casual cool with a pair of straight-leg ankle crop corduroy pants that look equally great with a pair of sneakers and a tee as they do with heels and a bralette top.
Rock white for winter by opting for a more traditionally cold-weather material, like corduroy.
With these high-waisted flares, you’ll feel like Farrah Fawcett in an instant. They’re best styled with a slim top like a bodysuit.
For a velvety feel, shop a corduroy pant style that’s super pinwale, with a narrow texture that feels like butter.
Go for a masculine look with this wide wale, diagonal pocket corduroy pants that are styled like suiting trousers, with a slim but not skinny fit.
Be bold with not only color but also texture by shopping these Ganni corduroy pants that remind you of the straight-leg styles of your youth.
With a pleated front and ankle cuff, these Fiery Red pants will have all eyes on you. Style them with chunky loafers or platform boots.
Slip into a ‘70s feel with these high-waisted, wide leg, cropped pants with a 5-pocket style—in corduroy. They are great for a casual day out, with a tucked-in, boxy tee.
Wear a beanie to complete the outfit for a colder weather.
Borrow from the boys when it comes to your corduroy pant style with this pair of ankle-cropped, straight-leg pants that are slim, yet not skinny; casual, yet tailored.
Be bold with color, texture, and silhouette with these wide leg flares crafted of a super soft turquoise corduroy texture.
This style has casual front pockets but a trouser fit, making it the perfect head-turner for day or night.
While these corduroy pants look from afar like a great pair of vintage denim, they’re actually super soft corduroy.
They have a youthful ‘90s fit, 5-pocket design, perfect blue tone, and fun stylized ankle cuffs.
Leave it to J.Crew to craft the perfect day-to-night corduroys. They have a slim fit, mid-rise waist, and come in a slew of rotating colors.
Meet the most elegant corduroy pants you’ve ever seen. In deep black, they are a cotton-cashmere blend with a high waist and retro pleat front.
It’s a more casual take on a pair of evening pants, styled effortlessly with a silk camisole and heels for a party look you’ll love.
For those looking for an even more eye-catching style, shop these bright pink corduroy pants from & Other Stories.
They boast wide legs with ankle slits that make them feel like a cross between whimsical track pants and tailored 5-pocket jeans, all in one.
How to pick a perfect corduroy pants?
Shop a pant style that you already love and feel is flattering, just choose a corduroy instead of another material. Whether dressed up or down, it will make the look worlds more interesting in an instant.
Shop the favorite corduroy pants in every style under the sun to throw it back to a retro trend that has spanned decades of style.
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