Get on board with cord: 5 of the best pinafore dresses and how to style them

Get on board with cord: 5 of the best pinafore dresses and how to style them

While floaty floral dresses – and a certain spotty frock – dominated summer,  now that autumn is in full swing, we’ve got the perfect solution if you’re looking to switch up your style.

Corduroy is a major trend for AW19 and there’s one item we’re loving more than any other: the cord pinafore.

This cute but cosy dress is the answer to many an autumn/winter wardrobe conundrum, and there are so many gorgeous options in the shops right now.

While corduroy has traditionally been a bit of a fusty fabric, associated with the archetypal ‘geography teacher’ fashion faux pas, these days it’s become as cool as leather or suede.

The cord pinafore is a prime example of how the tactile texture has had a modern makeover – no wonder it’s become a fashion blogger fave.

So, how to style it? The coolest combo for AW19 is a pinafore with a rollneck or funnel neck top, which will keep you warm on wintry days.

For something a bit dressier, team your pinafore with an off-the-shoulder knit.

With most cord pinafores coming in autumn leaf and night sky colours, you could add something tonal such as tan or moss green, or lighten your outfit with a cream or white top.

Complete your look with a pair of heeled hiking boots – the season’s hottest footwear, FYI – and your autumnal outfit is complete.

Ready to shop the look? Here are five of our favourite cord dresses…

(Fat Face/PA)
(Fat Face/PA)

Fat Face Sabrina Cord Pinafore Dress, £28 (was £52.50); Selina Lunar Sky Roll Neck Top, £29.50; Hadlow Hiker Boots, £75

(Miss Selfridge/PA)
(Miss Selfridge/PA)

Miss Selfridge Black Jersey Cord Pinafore Dress, £25

(Oliver Bonas/PA)
(Oliver Bonas/PA)

Oliver Bonas Corduroy Rust Red Mini Pinafore Dress, £65; Alma Shimmer Striped Knitted Jumper, £45 (other items, stylist’s own)

(Roman/PA)
(Roman/PA)

Roman Rust Button Corduroy Pinafore Dress, £38

(M&Co/PA)
(M&Co/PA)

M&Co Cord Belted Shift Dress, £35; Cream Roll Neck Jumper, £18

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