In our part of the world, you find most schoolchildren wearing the tartan fabrics as their school uniforms. Perhaps, because the fabric is attractive and tough to withstand all the play around by children.
There are adults who also wear tartans as uniforms as well. Nonetheless, majority love to use them for fashion purposes.
Tartan is simply an historic piece of clothing which has stood the test of time. People who follow fashion, usually associate it with Scotland due to the kilts which usually come in tartans.
This time you can find tartan in designer collections, accessories, homewares, stationaries, children’s wear, among others.
Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.
Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials.
The story of tartan goes all the way back to 18th century and originally gets associated with Scottish and Gaelic Culture.
Fashion historians say tartan (plaid) became popular in the 60’s, but the biggest push it got was in the 70’s with the emergence of punk fashion. Punks of 70’s were wearing tartan as a “protest to fashion”.
Traditional tartan colour combos are dark red, forest green, and navy blue however, they now come in colours such as lemon green, yellow, jade, orange, pink, black, white and more.
If you are the type who is always worried about your weight, then you need to go for diagonal lines of tartans which have an incredibly slimming effect.