Plaid pattern in apparel is a fashion trend that never goes away!
It’s associated with winter as it is mostly found in warm clothing but now we find it on other materials too. Tartan traditionally is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors.
Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Tartan is often called plaid pattern in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed or as a throw on a sofa. The patterns were simply different regional checked-cloth patterns, chosen by the wearer’s preference – in the same way as people nowadays choose what colors and patterns they like in their clothing.
Plaid is generally found in red, black, green and navy tones traditionally, but today we find many textile designers have molded plaid pattern into their design with different tones.
Nishat Textiles comes up with lovely plaid shawls every year. They even make three piece suits in plaid, casual wear shirts, pants, and this year they have launched really cool accessories. Other brands also have pieces in plaid as plaid is an essential pattern when it comes to designing winter collection for any brand.
Coats in plaid look very elegant paired with black pants and boots. Head scarves would also look very chic, I would suggest all those who wear head scarf to try plaid patterns for head scarf, for a different yet chic look.
Plaid is not only popular in women’s apparel but also in men’s wear too. Shoes and casual wear canvas shoes look really cool in plaid pattern. Bags and other accessories are also really interesting if they are paired with plain dress.