This Princess Diana ‘70s Trend Is Making an Unexpected Comeback — and It’s Selling Out Fast

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Princess Diana's Corduroys
Princess Diana's Corduroys

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I’ve been sitting on a pair of corduroy pants in my online shopping cart ever since I saw Bella Hadid wearing an under-$100 style from Free People months ago. More recently, she wore a similar (but pricier) pair at Gigi Hadid’s birthday. I don’t know why I didn’t pull the trigger, but I regret it frequently because the style has since sold out.

Corduroy is a timeless trend that comes in and out of mainstream style frequently, but it’s definitely hot at the moment. Especially since it was beloved by Princess Diana herself.

There’s a famous photo of Princess Diana in the countryside wearing a pair of brown corduroy pants, green Hunter boots, and a colorful striped sweater. She was the blueprint for so many trends we’re seeing right now, and staring at the photo for more than a couple of minutes will single handedly convince you to invest in a pair.

Corduroy trousers have a retro feel because they are so often associated with the ‘70s. The fabric itself is also comfortable and soft to the touch. Cords adds texture to a look instantly, which would explain their prevalence in so many fashion shows for the past three seasons. They’re essentially an under-the-radar wardrobe staple that people often forget about

Considering corduroy is having a bit of a moment right now, the increased popularity y has led to a bit of a shortage. But luckily, we found a handful of corduroy pants still available at Nordstrom and Amazon for as little as $29. Everlane also has a pair of best-selling corduroy pants for just $58. And while they aren’t the pair I initially fell in love with, Free People does have some really good options on Nordstrom for under $100.

So if you don’t feel like getting all up in arms about the skinny jeans or low-rise jeans debate, corduroy pants are a perfect alternative. They’re essentially beloved by all — royalty and supermodels alike.

Shop the Princess Diana-approved pants trend, below.

Mistrophy Women High Waist Corduroy Loose Pants

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Corduroy Easy Pant

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Corduroy Carpenter Pants

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Corduroy Easy Pant
Corduroy Easy Pant

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Corduroy Carpenter Pants

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Corduroy Carpenter Pants

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Corduroy Carpenter Pants

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Corduroy Carpenter Pants
Corduroy Carpenter Pants

BDG Outfitters Cord Mom Jeans

Corduroy Carpenter Pants
Corduroy Carpenter Pants

Free People High Waist Corduroy Flare Leg Pants

Corduroy Carpenter Pants
Corduroy Carpenter Pants

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Corduroy Easy Pant
Corduroy Easy Pant