Tartan is Back in a Big Way
The Scottish print first became the look de rigueur after King George IV visited the Highlands and was welcomed by local wearing kilts. Later, Chanel’s fashion house brought tartan back to the fashion forefront. And last year, Karl Lagerfeld continued the trend last year with Chanel’s checked-out show at the Metiers D’art.
Now, tartan is back to being all the rage. You can find the pattern everywhere, worn by your favorite celebs and on the runways of your favorite designers. I must say I’m not the biggest fan of tartan. I still think it’s strictly for Catholic school girl uniforms, kilts and lumberjacks.
4. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Tartan Leopard Iris Dress – Love this dress, because like the Tiger pant it’s not a traditional tartan print. Also the cut of the dress is perfect for curvy girls. Shop: Avenue 32 Cost: $585
6. Ralph Lauren Blue Label Shearling-Trim Tartan Coat – When I said tartan was for Catholic school girl skirts, kilts and lumber jackets I should have added coats to that list. A nice plaid coat is always a nice piece to have, whether it’s a hot trend or not. Shop: Ralph Lauren Cost: $779