If you’re a woman living in today’s society, you’ve probably heard the term “plaid shirt” at some point. But just because plaid is having a moment on the fashion front doesn’t mean that it’s actually something that women should be flaunting on their bodies. Here, I’ll be discussing why women should not wear plaid shirts as part of their wardrobe rotation.
Plaid shirts have made a resurgence in recent years and are even popular among those who are otherwise style-shy — but there is one major issue with this trend: they don’t look good on most people. When you think of plaid, you probably think of lumberjacks or Scottish Terriers — and yes, there is definitely a “cutesy” hipster vibe to them that lends itself to hipster girls. But they’re no good for a woman’s wardrobe.
The plaid shirt is currently experiencing a major comeback, but it doesn’t mean you should run and buy it. This fashion trend has been included in many television shows and movies, which may have contributed to its currently high popularity level. In addition, this shirt has been popular with numerous famous celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez. Another reason why plaid shirts are popular at the moment is due to their versatility; they can be worn on any occasion and go with just about any type of clothing item possible.
Plaid can be an elegant pattern in certain shades, but most people wear a style that looks more like an ugly piece of furniture from the ‘80s than something fresh and appealing. And when you take a step back and actually look at it, plaid is just a nice print that can be worn in pretty cool ways.
When you actually look at different plaid shirts, you will notice there are some that are shabby-looking and have patterns that make them appear as if they haven’t been properly cleaned in years. So remember: if something looks cheap, try to avoid wearing it because it will only make you look cheap too.
Finally, plaid shirts are not “in,” and they will likely be looked at as “uncool” in the future. When you think of what women wear today, you do not see plaid shirts — and when you think of what fashion will look like in the future, it’s pretty obvious that plaid won’t be in style, but for now they do look okay. So, if you still have no plaid shirts in your closet, then you definitely can go and buy one for yourself.
No matter how much I try to convince myself that there’s going to be a revival of plaid, I just can’t believe it. They’re one of those trends that tend to come back around every once in a while and then trend away for a long time until they’re popular as new again. But it’s pretty clear to me that the trend is going to come back but not very soon.
So please, don’t think it’s a great piece to invest in — the only time you should wear them is when you’re with other hipsters who think plaid shirts are “in.” Otherwise, stick to solid colors that are actually flattering for your shape.