Plaid fabrics are a tried and true pattern that transcends both seasonality and context, making it a flexible and versatile choice. A mainstay favorite in both men’s and women’s wear alike, plaid is a prevalent pick for sleepwear, suiting and everything in-between. This season, plaid is seen in a plethora of color combinations from pastels to bold primaries, and in a variety of fabrics from lightweight sheer polyesters, to dress weight cotton flannels, to medium weight wool and linen blends. Here’s a look at popular ways plaid fabrics are being incorporated into this season’s collections.


Button-up Shirts

Plaid Shirt Short SleevePlaid is a popular pattern this season’s in women’s button-up shirts, from sleeveless to long sleeved styles. Dress weight fabrics like flannel and cotton are being used in fun, bright colors like Blue/Yellow Plaid Flannel, Pink/Brown Plaid Seersucker, and Fuschia/Gold Plaid Gauze to make breathable, super soft warm weather tops.

Plaid Shirt Long SleeveLightweight, slightly sheer silk fabrics like the Sage Green Plaid Silk Taffeta are giving a dressy twist to the typical plaid button-up shirt this season.


Womens Plaid shortsCrinkled cotton plaid fabrics like the White/Pink Plaid Seersucker and White/Beige Plaid Cotton are being used in loose-fitting styles to make comfortable, lightweight, and super breathable summer shorts.


Womens Plaid JacketLinen blazers are great for maintaining a professional look while staying cool in the summer heat. This season, linen blazers are getting a makeover with brightly colored plaid designs like the Brown/Pink Plaid Linen Suiting.


Button-up Shirts

Mens Plaid ShirtsPlaid button-ups are classic pieces, found in nearly every man’s wardrobe. This season, short-sleeved plaid cotton button-ups are ever popular, particularly in saturated colors like the Blue Plaid Cotton Shirting.

Boxer Shorts

Plaid Boxer ShortsBrightly colored men’s underwear is all the rage, so it’s no surprise to find plaid boxers in fun colors like Turquoise Green/Purple Plaid Shirting are a popular pick.


Men's Plaid ShortsBreathable cotton seersucker is a common fabric used in summer shorts, this year men’s seersucker pants will also have an added plaid pattern like in the Beige/Brown Plaid Seersucker and Brown Plaid Seersucker.

Pajama Bottoms

Plaid Pajama PantsSuper soft, dress weight cotton plaids like Gold/Purple Plaid Shirting are ever popular in the sleepwear category, especially in drawstring pajama bottoms

May 15, 2014 — Shopify API