The Low-Key Flattering French-Girl Style Trick We're Seeing Everywhere

corduroy pants


Style du Monde

French girls have a knack for breathing new life into wardrobe staples. And this time, they’re doing it with a piece that’s been buried in our closets for a while: corduroy pants. While this retro style has long been a fall basic, we haven’t seen it as much in the last few years. But make no mistake—it’s one of the biggest trends this fall.

The difference we’re noticing is that instead of modified versions with a skinny leg like we’ve seen more recently, there’s a return to a retro silhouette. Stepping out in wide-leg and boot-cut versions, French girls like Jeanne Damas are making a case for the classic style. And we’re also on board. This means the return of corduroy pants, but could this also suggest a rising popularity of boot-cut pants? We’re interested to find out.

Go on to shop our favorite corduroy pants from Isabel Marant, Reformation, Topshop, and more.

Style these trousers with a black turtleneck sweater.

French girls love a pair of statement colored pants.

Show off the hem of these pants by wearing ankle boots.

Dress these pants up with heeled booties.

Style these with your favorite white tee and black boots for an effortless look. 

Wear a mustard-yellow sweater with your pair.

We love the front pockets on these cropped trousers.

French girls are wearing brown boots with their flare corduroy pants.

Pair all-black accessories with these brown corduroys for a fashion-forward look. 

Tuck a white button-down shirt into these trousers for a sophisticated look.

A graphic tee goes great with these corduroy pants.

Keep your outfit simple yet chic by wearing just a white T-shirt and corduroy pants.

Wear a pop of color in your outfit by rocking these pink corduroys. 

Wear a bright orange sweater with your pair.

You need these white pants in your wardrobe.

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