Fashion Trends for Fall 2010: Kilts

Clockwise, from centre: Pink Vivienne Westwood kilt; Christopher Kane buckled wool kilt; Comme des Garcons black pleated kilt; Burberry long wool skirt kilt;  Warehouse cut-about kilt; Burberry mini kilt; Burberry heart kilt;

The kilt is making a comeback this winter, apparently.

And just like that, it’s 1995 all over again, and we’re all dressing up like Cher in Clueless, in our little mini kilts and our knee socks! Well, OK, not quite: this season’s kilt isn’t quite as mini as Cher’s was (although as you can see from the image above, the mini kilt is still around). In fact, this season’s kilt comes in a range of different guises: some are short, some are long; some are plaid, some are plain; some are purple, some are bright pink – you get the picture. All, however, share that distinctive pleated detail that makes a kilt a kilt, and while most of the examples above come from designer brands, fear not, the high street won’t be far behind, and many of our favourite retailers are including kilts as part of their Autumn/Winter collections.

Round these parts, kilts are still an integral part of many a school uniform, so we struggle not to associate them with schoolgirls, or with those drunken relatives you always see at weddings (pretty much the only place you’ll see a real kilt worn in Scotland these days), but kilts do tend to come in and out of fashion, and if this winter is going to be one of those times when they’re back in, well, we’re going to need to know what you all think of them, so hit up the comments box and give us your thoughts!

Yay or Nay to kilts?


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