How To Rock All Types of Checkered Patterns

How To Rock All Types of Checkered Patterns

by HULA on Nov 24, 2020

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
Loewe Gucci Delvaux



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


Gingham Check.

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


Shepherd Check.

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

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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
Céline Proenza Schouler DKNY