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Corduroy

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Corduroy

Corduroy fabric is comprised of chords in vertical lines, a soft, thick and very durable fabric. Cosy and comfortable on those cold days. It is a very versatility fabric making it easy to wear as a part of a formal and or a relaxed casual ensemble. But it can be tricky to style as it can be more masculine then feminine.

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Corduroy can give off a retro vibe. You can pair your miniskirt with classic pieces like a button-down shirt, striped t-shirt and ankles boots for a relaxed casual day look.

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For a more formal office look go for above the knee skirt

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When choosing corduroy pants, go for a slim-fitting style that look like jeans or a straight-leg or skinny leg. These styles in solid colours will be more versatile and stylish and you can pair it with anything. Try darker browns, tan and black, grey for the office wear it with button-up shirts, knits polo necks/turtlenecks and structured jackets. 

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Try flare corduroy pants for a bohemian look

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Corduroy dresses can look chic and sophisticated in the right colour and style. The slight flow of the fabric gives it a preppy look and can make a great statement with the right accessories.

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Corduroy overalls for easy casual style, as with any overalls keep in mind your body shape. If you are short go for vertical cords to add length to your frame. If you are curvy avoid wide cords as it will add volume to your frame making you look heavier. Rather go for smaller finer cords that has a slimming effect.

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Wearing a corduroy blazer, jacket or coat, make sure that it is finely ribbed. Also keep an eye on the cut and style, make sure that it flatters your body shape. It is best to stay clear from fabrics that are textured or overly patterned when wearing your corduroy jacket. Opt for classic shades such as red, burgundy, blue, black, brown as it will complement the rest of your outfit.

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