A body-con silhouette can transform traditional tartan plaid into a sexy print.
Printed jersey dress, McQ Alexander McQueen, $420, netaporter.com.
Wool plaid dress, Alice + Olivia, $727, mytheresa.com.
This shift shape allows for wiggle room while serving your guests.
Shift dress, Mango, $80, mango.com.
Fresh design and a clean color palette takes plaid to a chicer level.
Draped wool-blend dress, Lanvin, price available upon request, netaporter.com.
Heavy metal accents like zippers and studs toughen-up tartan pieces.
Checked dress with zips, Zara, $119, zara.com.
"Annabelle" cross front dress, Timo Weiland, $552, modaoperandi.com.
Colorblocked pencil dress, Dorothy Perkins, $39, dorothyperkins.com.
This cozy boyfriend style plaid is perfect with pumps and a skinny belt for relaxing at home.
Flannel long sleeved dress, Uniqlo, $40, uniqlo.com.
Checked shift dress, Zara, $60, zara.com.
Fit-and-flare, Miss Patina, $95, modcloth.com.
Play with plaid by mixing in fun motifs and prints.
"Halton" draped printed cotton dress, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, $680, netaporter.com.
Ease into plaid with solid colorblocks.
Multi-color plaid houndstooth dress, Martin Grant, $272, modewalk.com.
Sheer applique dress, 3.1 Philip Lim, $297, lagarconne.com.
Size matters! Plaid proportioned on the right areas of the body will enhance, not hurt your frame.
Belted plaid wool dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors, $160, theoutnet.com.
Plaid placement and direction is also key! Lines that move inward versus straight up-and-down add curves to your figure.
Fit-and-flare dress, Dorothy Perkins, $35, dorothyperkins.com.