Yep, I reckon this is accurate.
I think ‘checks’ would not involve the various colours formed by the weave – at least originally – but be bold squares?
I love being in this tribe where such matters are discussed.
Agreed Sim. :) It is not plaid by my understanding. Plaid is like a non-clan version of tartan. As in, it looks like it could be a tartan but it represents no Scottish clan. Plaid is pretty and often multicoloured, but usually meaningless.
In most cases, different. I’d differentiate when speaking about a plaid v. a gingham shirt. One tough one is a Buffalo “plaid”, which is big gingham. I think that I always hear people say buffalo plaid, though.
Large scale gingham. Love the retro but modern elegance of both of these looks. I have been considering wearing more prints and the skirt with t-shirt is definitely an inspiring look. http://www.beastofstyle.com
no idea. there’s probably a technical term the weavers know, but I always think of checks as being 2 colors/shades, as in a white and a black or even a red and a black of the same hue. But these have that extra shade, the gradation in between the white and the dark blue. So they have three things going on instead of two, like a ‘normal’ checked pattern.
(although they don’t really look like a plaid, either, since the size of the squares are the same, there’s no lines, etc.)
Checks, buffalo plaid and gingham are all types of plaids. Plaid is a woven fabric with stripes included in both the warp and the weft (vertical and horizontal threads that make up a woven fabric) to create overlapping squares or rectangles of color. Even if the stripes are uniform or the same color in both the warp and weft it is still a technically a plaid.
If it is two colors, evenly balanced as the lower one is, it is a check no matter what its’ size. The upper one looks to be slightly off balanced with the white sections larger, so it may qualify for a plaid. Though a plaid most always has more than two colors.
The two are frequently mistaken in current fashion terms. I have seen a glen plaid called a “check” and a houndstooth check termed a “tweed” recently. Ga!
Large gingham checks. And I agree with others above, that skirt is beautiful. It works perfectly with the sandals that are so minimal they don’t compete with anything. Just a cool look and she did not even need that hat. It is competing with the skirt. But she looks great and a great shot.
My first thought without much pondering was plaid. I thought this primarily because I associate plaid with a weaving of some sort–that the bands of color go through each other while checks just sit side by side. This pattern looked like the stripes passed through each other like they were woven, so that’s why I’m opting for plaid.
Just caught this. May I throw in my consideration? Yes? Well: Gingham is a kind of cotton fabric intrinsically checkered a certain way, so it’s not a gingham. Plaid is a kind of checkered print. So, they could be both a plaid and a checkered print.