Friday, December 18, 2015

Fashion Tip Friday....What exactly is plaid?

Everyone is mad for's everywhere....Everywhere!

So what exactly IS plaid?
It's actually a type of fabric, usually made of wool, with a tartan print on it.
Tartan is the print we mistake for the name plaid.

Plaid and the tartan print originated in Scotland way back when.

Tartan is often called plaid in North America, but in Scotland, a plaid is a tartan cloth slung over the shoulder as a kilt accessory, or a plain ordinary blanket such as one would have on a bed.~ Wikipedia

The literal Gaelic meaning for plaid is "blanket".

Today there are a bazillion different prints we put into the category of "plaid".
Here's a little cheat sheet to help you sound more pattern savvy when
you're out shopping for "plaid".

{the "check plaid" is also referred to as Buffalo Plaid...which is the pattern on Frankie's hat}

It's the last weekend before Christmas!!!
Happy Friday.

1 comment:

  1. OK, he is just too cute in that hat! I am astounded that I still like plaid, because I grew up wearing it to school every day!