How To Wear Plaid
Are you still in search of your favorite pattern? You don't have to look no more, plaid is the quintessential print that makes its appearance in every season. More prominently or on the under layers however its universal aspect is unquestionable. Learn how to wear plaid with style.
02 Nov, 2009
An all time favorite of grunge style fans, Scottish people and also Preppy style devotees plain is the universal print that seems to make its well deserved place in all seasons and even decades. There's nothing more funky and at the same time girlie than embedding the most stylish plaid pieces into our basic wardrobe. From the hats, pants, skirts and coats all became evergreen elements of style conscious people's wardrobe.
Celebrities make no exception when it comes of checked craze, from the more prominent to the subtle influences the print of the century seems to win the heart of even the A-list style icons. The trend embedded itself in both casual and more formal looks busting the rule of the intolerable 'all plain outfit faux pas'.
There are however some style tips that would further polish your knowledge on when and how to wear plaid.
Choose Pattern Size
Indeed plaid is already a pattern however it is also a golden rule to choose the size of checks according to your body shape. This is one of the most efficient tricks to sport a spotless plaid outfit. Proceeding according to the rules of style opt for little and rare patterns if your are short and you would like to elongate your figure. The bigger ones will efficiently blend into your whole outfit.
If you are taller you are free to experiment with the dense and more vivid colored checks. These would fabulously mingle with the other pieces of your outfit. There's no need to limit yourself to one uniform print when you have all those options to sport gorgeous items of different plain patterns.
Again, if your wish to play with proportions because your are not completely pleased with your look or height you can also use plaid pieces to reach your goal. Neutral and earth colors were designed mostly for those who are short and would like to sport plaid but more discretely. Tall people who are real trend-trotters can go for the bright colored checks that add a colorful streak to their apparel.
For a long time it was considered that plain pants are pretty intolerable only in the case of models. The reason behind this misconception is that the busy sight of the trousers might make us look larger than we really are. Fortunately some disregard this misconception and decide to still sport these basic clothing pieces.
In order to pull off the style with mastery pair the tartan skirt or pants with stylish tights and over-the-knee boots or ankle-boots that would further elongate your legs.
Wearing double plaid was for a long time considered faux pas. However it seems that designers have a different opinion and present complete collections of plain accessorized with plain outfits that look indeed a bit bulky still seem to score public praises. Those who are keen to break the golden and a bit moth-eaten rules of fashion might consider matching different plain styles into one single attire as illustrated above by the famous fashion house D&G.
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