Fall Trend Alert! Don’t Get Mad, Get Plaid

September 24, 2008 • Fashion

I swear I did a post on plaid last fall, but for Fall ’08 the RTW runways showed it a little differently. Last year’s plaid was in the form of say a shirt….just a little plaid poking out. This year it’s full-on mix and match plaid, if you dare. Actually, as you can see anything goes.

Plaid_dg Plaid_oscar_de_la_renta Plaid_tibi_2                    (L-R) D&G, Oscar de la Renta, Tibi

Plaid_preen                   (L-R) Asprey, Karen Walker, Preen

Plaid_michael_kors Plaid_ralph_lauren
Plaid_alexandre_herchcovitch                   (L-R) Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Alexandre Herchcovitch

Plaid_thakoon                  (L-R) Nanette Lepore, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Thakoon

I love the look of a plaid dress poking out beneath a solid colored jacket or cardigan (see Preen above) or an elegantly tailored plaid jacket with black skinny pants (see Ralph Lauren above). Plaid coats are also huge this season (see Nanette Lepore above). Only the brave (and skinny) should try to mix plaids (see D&G above) or you could risk looking like a circus clown. I also adore dark grey stockings with plaid instead of the expected black opaque (see Thakoon above).


Shopping details:

1. MK2K Sleevless Plaid Dress $165

2. Gap Black Plaid Popover Dress $58

3. Michael Kors Lattice Plaid Silk Crepe Dress $1895

Thakoon Luiza Plaid Chiffon Dress $1375

L.A.M.B. Draped Collar Blazer $325

DKNY Plaid Bracelet Sleeve Dress with Bow $225

7. Banana Republic Silk Plaid-Print Sheath Dress $150

8. Marc by Marc Jacobs Script Plaid Dress $350

9. Lida Baday Tartan Flare Back Dress $1,230

11. Hanii Y Vincent Print Dress $670

12. D&G Dolce & Gabbana Plaid Shirt Dress $545

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Image by Jessica Piraro

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