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What is Tartan Plaid? (+ Best Tartan Plaid Women's Clothing)

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These tartan plaid women's clothing styles make for the most festive fashion for Fall through Christmas. I like to call fashion like this "Home Alone chic" and I usually add at least one new tartan plaid women's clothing item to my very preppy, classic and traditional wardrobe each holiday season.

This post answers what tartan plaid is, tells you where to buy tartan plaid for women, highlights some featured picks, and gives you even more options to shop.

Tartain Plaid: Explained

What is tartan plaid?

Tartan is, historically, Scottish patterned cloth consisting of crisscrossed, horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors designed by the local region. The weaving technique forms visible diagonal lines, repeating vertically and horizontally in a distinctive pattern of squares and lines.

In North America, it is known as tartan plaid and worn during the Christmas season.


Where to Buy Tartan Plaid Style

Below are my favorite retailers for tartan plaid each and every year:

Shop Tartan Plaid Women's Clothing

Although it was *so* hard to choose favorites, as there are so many gorgeous tartan plaid women's clothing styles this year, below are some of my favorite tartan plaid women's clothing styles, including dresses, skirts, pants, shirts, blazers, jackets, midi dresses, cocktail dresses, tops, skinny pants, maxi skirts, long sleeve dresses, short sleeve dresses, sweaters, and shoes.

A few highlights:

Each year, I layer with this poplin shirt.

I also wear these tartan pants each year to make a bold, preppy impact.

I have this ruffle blouse in my closet just waiting to be worn. I will pair it with black velvet leggings for sure!

I've had my eye on this neutral tartan wrap for years! Maybe this year?

I plan on buying these jammies for Christmas and beyond (this brand has great jammies -- true to size).

And I think this dress is a real standout for warmer climates.

Here's to a festive holiday season!

And, since I always pair lifestyle with a book, I am pairing this post with one of my favorite books, Classic Style. Black watch plaid is classic style at its finest, and this book perfectly defines classic style through words and beautiful watercolor pictures.

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