We’re seeing checkered patterns absolutely everywhere lately — on blazer, skirt, boots, bags, pants, dress… the list is endless. From houndstooth to plaid, gingham, Prince of Wales check, we’ve handpicked the best-checkered pieces and outfits for the coming winter — scroll to learn more about different check patterns and see how we mix and match daily basics with these pieces!
The pattern resembles window panes, with the and light-coloured bands forming large checks against a solid background.
|Tory Burch||Emilio Pucci||Fabrizio Viti|
Formed by crisscrossed lines of various widths in different colours, while a plaid is traditionally a piece of cloth worn by the Scottish and features a tartan pattern. Plaid has become synonymous for tartan, especially in the US.
|Red Valentino||Ralph Lauren||Miu Miu|
|Roger Vivier||Paula Cademartori||Prada|
Originally a fabric made from cotton-blend yarn, but the word has become synonymous with its associated pattern. The gingham weaving process normally results in a monochrome check pattern against a white background.
|Dion Lee||Versus Versace||Gucci|
|Reed Krakoff||Roger Vivier||Tod’s|
Similar to gingham check except for the visible twill weave. The name is derived from the plaid by shepherds in the hills of Scottish borders.
|Caldene||T By Alexander Wang||Habitual New York|
|Martin Maison Margeila||M2Malletier||Sandro|
Pants and Bag:
Glen Plaid/Prince of Wales Check.
A pattern that is often seen on a woollen fabric with a woven twil design of small and large checks. Usually made in muted colours or black/white and grey. Popularised by the Prince of Wales as he liked it so much and wore it frequently.
|Loro Piana||See by Chloé||Céline|
|Céline||Thierry Mugler||Just Cavalli|
Tartan. (See Above)
|Isabel Marant||3.1 Phillip Lim||Bottega Veneta|
|Aquazzura||Tory Burch||Stuart Weitzman|
Tartan. (see above)
|Sandro||Isabel Marant Étoile||Saint Laurent|