Grace Bernal’s California Style: Cord

Style 11 03It doesn’t come around that often but a little at a time is good. I don’t always do too much cord, but it’s part of the autumn trend 2017. There are choices: tan cords, brown cords, grey cord, black cord, and the cord overalls. And, if you want the skirt in cord, that’s in, too! Cord is perfect to style your weekend. You can take a pair of ankle boots with, a sweater. You can mix cord from casual or dressy, so for the office try a corded skirt and blouse with a sweater/blazer and look fabulous with boots or pumps. You can combine cord with just about anything and you can be professional or casual in it, too.
The word corduroy is from cord and duroy, a coarse woolen cloth made in England in the 18th century. Corduroy is a textile with a distinct pattern, a “cord” or wale. Modern corduroy is most commonly composed of tufted cords, sometimes exhibiting a channel between the tufts.
Both velvet and corduroy derive from fustian fabric. One way to think of it is that corduroy is a ridged form of velvet.
The fabric looks as if it is made from multiple cords laid parallel to each other and then stitched together.
So as things continue to get interesting with regard to fashion, have fun mixing the cord with your favorite pieces.

My favorite outfit is baggy black corduroy pants and a baggy T-shirt. -Cameron Russell

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