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Elegant Plus Fashion Trend Report
Fall for Plaid
September 22, 2015

Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Curves on Trend, Size 12 +

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All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships and available at date of posting.  Please be advised that popular selections can sell out quickly, especially at trendier Fast Fashion outlets. Options are available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over. 

 

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ELOQUII
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NORTH STYLE
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LORD & TAYLOR
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ASHLEY STEWART
Fringed Plaid Poncho, One Size Plus Split-Back Windowpane Blouse, 12 -26W
$44.90 $54.95 $169.00 $39.50
Fringed Hem Poncho
One Size Plus
Mixed Plaid Shirt
Size S - 3X
LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Sweater Dress
Size 1X - 3X
Split Back Windowpane Blouse
Size 12 - 26W
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While plaids are considered a modern classic for fall and winter, the last few years has seen a strong plaid trend throughout fashion in every style category and price point.  Sleepwear, especially during the Christmas holiday season, remains a favorite in this pattern.

Tartan patterns, especially from the red family, are especially popular with the young, trendy fashionistas in dressed down, casual looks including flannel shirts that can be worn with jeans.  Some looks have a punk, rock-and-roll flavor while others move more towards Western cowboy chic.  Leather and fur are frequently layered with these looks, in addition to denim.  Quilted barn jackets that came on the fashion scene last year remain exceptionally popular, adding a classic preppy look to the mix.

Youthful, flirty dresses range from classic shirt dress styles that finish above the knee to shifts and retro styles.  Leggings and footwear are also appearing in plaids for the trendier set.

 

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LANE BRYANT
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NORDSTROM
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eSHAKTI
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DRESS BARN

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Plaid Flannel Dress, Size 0 - 36W
$54.95 $148.00 $54.95 $56.00
Window Pane Turtleneck
Size 14 - 28W
A-Line Coat
Size 1X - 3X
Plaid Flannel Dress
Size 0 - 36W
Avg - Petite - Tall
Leather Trim Sweater Coat
Size S - 3X
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NEIMAN MARCUS
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TORRID
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MOD CLOTH
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SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
Plaid Skinny Jeans, Size 12 - 28W
$238.00 $78.50 $64.99 $1260.00
Eileen Fisher
Cashmere Plaid Poncho
One Size Plus
Plaid Skinny Jeans
Size
12 - 28W
Coach Tour Dress
Size XS - 4X
Marina Rinaldi
Window Pane Duster
Size 14 - 22W
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More sophisticated and designer styles using plaids are dominated by window pane patterns this year, with work appropriate looks ranging from sweaters to jackets.  Minimalist black and white grids are some of the most striking and popular, with neutral camel adding to the color way for an extra punch in some designs.

Oversized proportions layered over slim leggings, skinny jeans, and lean midi skirts are available in both generously sized cardigan sweater jackets and wool poncho blanket wraps. These can be belted to keep body lines sleek, or worn free flowing and swinging.  Heavier coats and jackets for colder weather are using a variety of plaids this year ranging from menswear classics to lumberjack buffalo checks.

 

 
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MACY'S
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FOXCROFT
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DILLARD'S
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WILLOW RIDGE
Black Watch Tartan Plaid No Iron Shirt, Size 4 - 24W
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$59.99 $79.00 $44.00 $87.95
Converse
Women's Chuck Taylors
Size 5 - 10
Tartan Plaid
No Iron Cotton Shirt
Size 4 - 24W
Plaid Leggings
Size 1X - 3X
 
Reversible Walker Jacket
Size
S - 3X
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LANDS' END
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SERENGETI
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ZAPPOS
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LA REDOUTE
Plaid Down Vest, Size 2-26W
$69.00 $49.95 $295.00 $167.70
Down Vest
Size 2 - 26W
Petite & Tall to 18
A-Line Skirt
Size 6 - 22W
Burberry
Brit Check Biker Boots
European Size 35 - 41
Retro Coat
Size 12 - 30W
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In addition to a strong neutral palette, and classic red tartan plaids which are both carry overs from previous seasons, this year is seeing an injection of vibrant blues, greens, and teals in both trendier casual and more up market, professional looks.  Furthermore, although the strong vertical horizontal dynamic of grid and window pane, and tartan patterns dominate we are beginning to see more plaids used on the bias to create a more dynamic, diamond patterning effect.

 

 
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RUE 21
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BACK IN THE SADDLE
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BODEN
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APPLE SEED'S

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$21.99 $49.95 $148.00 $129.95
Button Down Shirt
Size S - 3X
Cotton Flannel Shirt
Size 6 - 28W
100% Wool Cape
55" x 73"
Black Watch Plaid Blazer
Size 6 - 20
Petite to 18P
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AVENUE
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HIP & CURVES
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FOREVER 21
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COLDWATER CREEK
Plaid Pullover Tunic, Size 14 - 32W
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$60.00 $49.95 $24.90 $109.95
Pullover Tunic
Size 14 - 32W
Plaid Corset
Size XL - 6X
Belted Shirt Dress
Size S - 3X
Buffalo Check
Boiled Wool Coat
Size S - 3X
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