UPDATE: This story was originally published on January 28.
You may remember corduroy from the '90s, but truth be told, this "poor man's velvet" has been in vogue since the 18th century — and it's not going away anytime soon. Case in point: We've pulled 12 of the latest and greatest ways to wear this soft, durable fabric without making you look like you're retreating back to the grunge days — no matter how much you loved Nirvana.
If you have yet to try out the brightly colored jeans trend, this comfier counterpart is your shining (upgraded) opp. Feeling feminine? A cord dress is a fun alternative to that sweater version you're already rocking this season. But, if you're still not convinced, there's always the option to accessorize with a bag or pair of kicks. After all, vertical lines flatter everyone.