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The Corduroy Set

Jane Birkin loved the look. Princess Diana, too. Carolyn Bessette, J.Lo and Bella Hadid—they’ve all rocked the style to supremely chic effect. We’re talking about corduroy, that humble, nubby fabric from the Seventies—which, yes, is trending yet again.

What’s not to love? The fabric is as durable as denim, as soft to the touch as velvet and feels excitingly fresh for fall. While our statement set of the season—the corduroy Miller dickey jacket and Barrie skirt—mines all the cool nostalgia of the look, including its rich cognac color, we’ve updated the combo so it reads less Annie Hall and more sleek sophistication.

Impeccably tailored and engineered to flatter, the suit fits like a dream. We added stretch for ease, wrapped the buttons in leather and incorporated super-fine needlecord ribbing for a more elevated, luxurious feel. The result is a wardrobe MVP you’ll wear for seasons and years to come.

Here, a primer on three ways to wear it.


Rethink the power suit. Pair our best-selling Miller dickey jacket—now in corduroy, complete with 100% lambskin elbow patches—with the Barrie skirt, an elongating midi silhouette. Finish with heels in a neutral hue to complete the leg-lengthening effect.


Lean into the nostalgia of corduroy, with Seventies prep. This is a look that says "Can I walk you to class?" Capture its bookish charm by contrasting the streamlined silhouette of the tailored Barrie with layers and proportion play—a cropped knit over a crisp oxford, for instance. Or even better, get the layered look—without the bulk—with our 2-in-1 mixed-media top. Finish with ballet pumps in a matching cognac color.


Telegraph texture—and add some edge—by pairing the Miller with leather pants. Here’s the key: Opt for a relaxed straight-leg silhouette, like our vegan Coolidge, instead of a skintight style for a more effortless vibe. And keep the palette minimal—we’re partial to all black—so the corduroy jacket pops.


Need more inspo? Here are a few of our favorite corduroy-clad muses through the ages…

Clockwise from top left: Catherine Deneuve; John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette; Brigitte Bardot; Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg; Prince Charles and Princess Diana; Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando