Popular Plaid Pandemonium!

Create a whirlwind of fashion frenzy. Hot for spring? Plaid! Plaid has made a splash back into mainstream fashion (did it ever really go out?) both on the runway and on the streets.

Plaid prints have vitality, life, color, design and a unique pattern that gives plaid its one of a kind look. To see plaid is to know plaid.

A plaid pattern is checkered or tartan figured. Plaid lines can run symmetrical or asymmetrical, different from squares or rectangles, where the lines generally stay the same (square: height and width the same size, rectangle: height and width different lengths).


Plaids clothes are often times made of wool, but can be found in cotton, polyester and other popular materials.

Plaid Fun Fact: Plaid is worn in Scotland and in England by both men and women. The early Celtic people excelled in dyeing and wearing multi-colored, checkered plaids, woven or sewn together in asymmetrical squares of different colors.

Plaid Types:

  1. A shepherd’s plaid is black and white.
  2. A tartan plaid has crossbars of three or more colors combined in designs distinctive of the different Highland clans.
  3. Modern plaid refers to any plaid pattern, as a plaid gingham.
  4. Checkerboard plaid is red and  black.

Popular plaid pandemonium! Live the look!


Plaid is a pattern that radiates youthful, yet looks appropriate when worn at any age. The style, cut and length of the garment can change, but if the material is plaid, an element of young shouts out. Sophisticated and fun wrapped in one: plaid!

Flannel shirts are typically plaid.

Plaid Fashion Tip: If head to toe plaid is too much for you, wearing one plaid garment with solid colors subdues the strong effect of the plaid, yet still exudes style, i.e., a plaid skirt with a solid color blouse, plaid pants with a solid color sweater, etc.

Let’s face it, plaid looks rad! Solid or single.



Plaid creates an almost theatrical look: strong, playful, noticeable!

Plaid Fun Fact: Through the Middle Ages, and until the 18th century, the people of North Britain belted their plaids about them, the lower part forming the kilt, the upper part the cloak.

It’s hard to feel down when dressed in plaid. Upbeat, colorful pattern – cheery mood! Wear plaid with attitude!


There’s just something grand about wearing plaid. Plaid is a distinctive look that let’s you own it when you are dressed in plaid patterned prints. Jump on the plaid bandwagon: you’re all that and then some!

Walk proud, walk plaid!


Plaid Fun:

  1. Plaid pattern is a general textile pattern.
  2. Plaid is the name of an album by guitarist Blues Saraceno.
  3. Plaid Cymru is the largest political party advocating independence for Wales.
  4. Plaid is the name of a general purpose, object oriented computer programming language.

Plaid, always in fashion, never square!

Plaid in your closet? A great garment to wear!

Plaid stands out, makes one stop and stare!

Author Nancy Mangano is the author of two riveting Natalie North murder mystery novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Nancy has blended her love of detective work and her flair for fashion into her books. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, her fashion/style/beauty/book blog http://www.passionforprying.wordpress.com, Twitter @nancymangano and her author “like” Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano.


About authornancymangano

Nancy Mangano resides in Orange County, CA. She has blended her love of detective work and style in her novels, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy.
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