First Look: Transition Plaids and Checks

Emphatically for no particular reason precursors of Autumn, plaids and checks return.

Dresses left to right

Tracy Reece Patchwork Plaid Sheath Dress – Asymmetrical patchwork of clashing plaids makes this uber-contemporary. Jewel neck. Hidden back-zipper closure. Back slit. Raw edges. Lined polyester/viscose/ elastane. $298.00

Theory Stretch Wool Sheath Dress – Perfect office wear polished and unfussy. Seam-detailed midi-dress. Jewel neck, sleeveless. Concealed back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Virgin wool/elastane. $375.00

Weekend Max Mara Loretta Plaid Wool Dress – Conservative is as conservative does. Boat neck, three-quarter sleeves, ruched side. Allover plaid pattern, concealed back zipper closure. Virgin wool/elastane; lining: polyester. $425.00

Akris Crosshair-Print Belted Shirtdress – A patrician interpretation in luxe silk/satin with trompe l’oeil plaid print. Spread collar; concealed-placket button front. Long sleeves; barrel cuffs with straps. Self-tie belt at waist. Slim silhouette. Hidden zippers adjust length of side slits. $1990.00

Not Shown: Pandora Drawer Red Plaid Midi Skater Dress $32.99


Left: Efterpi Long Sleeve Boat Neck Plaid Blouse – Feminine. Big sleeves. Wear with narrow bottom for best effect. Polyester. $29.99

Right: Tibi Plaid Tess Top with Removable Neck Piece – No kidding, the funnel neck comes off revealing a scoop. Removable shoulder pads as well. Updated with metallic weaving throughout. Invisible back zipper closure. Cotton/polyamide/polyester. $495.00

Tunics (they call them dresses?!)

Left: Venus Long Sleeved Midi Shirtdress – honestly, wear it with leggings. Button down, collar shirt with tails. Cotton blend. Sale $24.00

Center: Rosiepinkinn Patch Pocket Shift Dresswell, this one might be a dress. Shift silhouette, round neck, thigh length. Cotton/linen. $28.99

Right: Tymber Black and White Plaid Shirt Dress – Lightweight, unlined rayon for transition or wafting around the house. collared neckline, trendy bell sleeves, and a shift bodice with full button placket. $49.00

Skirts left to right

Tibi Jasper Asymmetrical Ruffle Skort –  A nod to the ’90s. Cut from suiting fabric. Layer over tights or leggings. Hidden zipper closure. Front yoke lined. Wool/polyamide/elastane.  $345.00

Tibi Jasper Asymmetrical Ruffle Skirt – The grown up version. Mid-length skirt features asymmetrical pleating creating a ruffling effect down the front. Hidden zipper closure. Unlined. Wool, polyamide/elastane. $445.00

Plaid Paneled Flounce Skirt – A fit-and-flare skirt with intricate godet-panel flounces at the hem.  Four-button closure at side. Invisible zipper closure at back. Fully lined. Fitted through the waist, flare skirt. Polyester/ acrylic/ rayon/ wool/elastane. Grey glen plaid  Sale $59.50

Tibi Asymmetrical Ruffle Hem Skirt – Classic brown, glen plaid with modern silhouette. Lined. Back zipper closure. Polyester/rayon/spandex. $79.00

Not Shown: Yvette Plaid Pencil Midi Skirt in black and white $16.99

Not Shown: Yesenia Diagonal Plaid Mini Skater Skirt $28.99


Left:  Gucci Leopard-appliqué Wool Tartan Gown – Perfect for a glamorous holiday party at home. Wool-gabardine gown detailed with a gathered bow at the fitted waist, raw edges, and an asymmetric, waterfall hem that pools on the floor. Bead and crystal-embellished leopard appliqué. Center-back gold-tone metal zip fastening, ring zip pull. Black silk crepe de Chine mini skirt lining. $8500.00

Right: Polo Ralph Lauren Plaid Twill Cotton Shirtdress – Kind of prairie casual. Fit-and-flare silhouette intended to hit above the ankle. Point collar, buttoned placket. Long sleeves with buttoned barrel cuffs. Two chest buttoned pockets Side on-seam pockets. Back yoke. Front and back darts. Princess seams at the skirt. All cotton. Machine washable $245.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.