From lumberjack chic to farmhouse aesthetic, the plaid print is steeped in stereotypes. But it’s worth a treat because it’s up there with the hottest summer trends. Whether it’s the daring creations of Alexander McQueen’s Highland-themed A/W95 show or Copenhagen’s Ganni summer show, it’s a model that has long been trusted by fashion circles. , and this year it seems to be back in full force.
Inspiration, after all, can come from anywhere, and whether it’s a royal Prince of Wales check pattern, a plaid pattern or a chic checkerboard, there is a certain number of different models to try – and that’s just the beginning of the list.
Yes, it may be a bit reminiscent of that old school uniform – or worse, your grandma’s old tea towel – but it all depends on the style you choose. Can we tempt you to see it as a retro throwback? Maybe not. But, there are plenty of more modern styles to choose from that are sure to make that terrible tartan kilt a thing of the past.
From dazzling graphics to more muted solid tones, we’ve rounded up a selection of minis, midis and maxis for every occasion. And, of course, our favorite retailers didn’t disappoint. Rixo combines an American restaurant with the Italian chic of the Riveria, Allsaints brought the check to its classic 2-in-1 style, and Kitri’s Cheongsam-inspired act was something we never imagined.
So whether you’re dressing up with a pair of platforms, with a classic sneaker, or adding a little edginess with a biker boot, these are our Stylist selects the best summer plaid dresses. Checkmate.