Plaid is back

Yes the plaid is back…I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but now I’ve pointed it out you will see it everywhere….
The good old plaid shirt of the 70’s and 80’s or Truckee and biker fame and the original famer, has now become the latest thing in Fashion. Much like the trackie dacks making their come back the Plaid has revamped and swept the catwalks of Milan and Paris…and I don’t mean it was worn by the cleaner!
Everyone’s wearing them. Tucked in with jeans, over leggings or just as a dress. The different fabric and colours will bridge the new season trends, and I think once you get over the shock you will realize just how wearable they are.
Every high street store is stocking them from Marcs to Glassons, Target and Country Road…so what looks best on who?

If you are a Pear Shape go for the longer, button up shirt, with smocking or pockets around the bust. This will fall nicely over your hips and cover your ‘behind’. This Plaid from Glassons works nicely.

For the Rectangle is best to have something with a bit of shape you can tuck onto your jeans and wear with a belt. The higher neckline works well on the rectangle shape. The detail on the pockets, accentuate the bust. This Ben Sherman Shirt is a classic and could even be worn with a suit.
The Hourglass is advised to look for a shirt with a natural V neckline that doesn’t button up to the collar. Tucking into jeans will show off your main asset of a great waist, but wearing it longer with leggings works beautifully. This small plaid from Marcs is a great mid season buy.
For a Cone Shape it is nice to have something that elongates you. This very traditional Plaid looks good as there is no detail on the bust, and the sleeves are longer so this balances out your figure. The larger defined squares work well with plain leggings, however this particular shirt looks a little short to wear by its self with leggings, you would definitely need to layer with a longer T shirt.
However if after all this info you are still of two minds about Plaids, there is an easier solution. A scarf is a great alternative or a pair if Ballet flats could introduce the Plaid into your Wardrobe.

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