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May 23, 2018updated May 22, 2020

The Season’s Prettiest Plaid Designs

By Kristen Shirley

This story originally appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Elite Traveler.

Plaid takes a feminine twist this season, appearing in ladylike silhouettes and colors. At Oscar de la Renta, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia showed an oversized plaid navy-and-white top whose dramatic grid contrasted beautifully with its nipped waist and trailing asymmetrical hem. Christian Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri, meanwhile, impressed us with a take-no-prisoners plaid power suit amped up with an off-the-shoulder collar. Known for his strong yet feminine clothing and political stances supporting women’s empowerment, Prabal Gurung offered one of the season’s best plaids: a pink ruched dress worn atop matching wide-leg pants, perfectly encapsulating the trend. Also using soft pink, Nina Ricci’s Guillaume Henry paired a pink-and-gray blazer with a full gray skirt and a delicate lace top.

Christian Dior plaid wool serge jacket, $4,100, turtleneck, $4,100, plaid wool serge pencil skirt, $1,650, available at Dior in New York, +1 212 931 2950,

Prabal Gurung plaid twill v-neck dress with hand-draped twist front, $1,495, drawstring pant, $795, available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, +1 212 753 7300,

Oscar de la Renta peplum top, $2,190, cropped trousers, $1,790, available at Oscar de la Renta in New York, +1 212 288 5810,

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