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Tartan – style of fabric for different garments

By John Smith Subscribe to RSS | December 3rd 2011 | Views:

Tartan is style for fabrics, which consists of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colors. This style was originated for woolen clothes. However, the style is now made in variety of fabric materials such as cotton, silk, mix-poly, etc. Tartan style of fabric is mainly famous in Scotland. It is primarily used for tailoring kilts. Kilt is the traditional dress for men, women, and children in the Scottish Highland. Earlier, kilts were made from the tartan fabrics mostly. But, they are now made from different styled fabrics as well.

Tartan cloth is also popular for quilts, snug, and blankets. This style of fabric is evergreen in the fashion world. Scottish tartans are very popular around the world for quality. It is very trendy in modern time and was very popular many years back as well. Time passed, but the tartan remains the same in the fashion world. It is used for making different types of garments such as skirts, kilts, trousers, shirts, blouse, scarves, gloves, socks, handkerchiefs, caps, hats, fabric shoes, ties, etc. Almost all types of accessories and garments can be tailored with tartan woven fabrics. Even accessories such as ear pins, belts, hair bands, belt of wrist watches are designed like tartan.

A long shirt in tartans looks very trendy hot and suits all personalities. However, it is advised that people with slim look should prefer big checked tartan to get gracious looks and people with bulky body should use small checked tartan. Big checked tartans will make bulky people look fatter. So, selection of right sized tartan is very crucial for contemporary and stylish looks.

Tartans fabrics are available in variety of colors. Mainly the tartans are designed with multi colored thread on a base color. The base color gives the entire look. So, you should select right base color according to your complexion. Tartans are sold in yards and meters. Buy clothes of your favorite fabric and get it tailored. The fashion for your dress will not be lost with changing time. You can wear it for long and on any occasions. You should also consider the weather of your place to select the fabric. If it is cold, you should select woolen tartan and if it is hot, you should go with cotton or silk fabric. However, it is difficult to maintain silk fabric. You should not prefer silk for regual use. So, just explore the market, you will get variety of options in styles and fabrics of tartan for getting tailored your favorite garment.

John Smith - About Author:
John smith is author of this articles and writes since long time,. For further details about scottish kilts and tartan please visit the website.

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