Prince-de-galles: an Eighties trend is back!

What is prince-de-galles?

To many fashionpeople, the Eighties were a time of overkill. Big shoulders created by shoulder pads were a big hit as well as crop tops and power suits.

In this blogpost, I want to talk about that other trend of the Eighties, namely the prince-de-galles pattern that is coming back in almost all collections of the big designers.

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Prince-de-galles pattern
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Jacket with prince-de-galles pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prince-de-galles check pattern is a classic and old-school fabric, that was a great trend in the eighties, worn by fashionista’s like princess Diana, Kate Moss and many rock stars.

 

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Nowadays, there is revival of this pattern, bringing vintage elegancy to every outfit. It was seen a lot on fashionweeks, worn by big influencers like Linda Tol or Sofie Valkiers.

When styled properly, prince-de-galles looks distinguished and elegant.

How to style prince-de-galles?

There are so many different ways to style the classical pattern. I give you a few examples.

As it is a pretty classic pattern, I love to wear it in a non-classical way like combining the jacket with a jeans and a pair of boots. Underneath the jacket I put on a simple white T-shirt.

 

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White T shirt and prince-de-galles jacket

With an oversized jacket, you create that edgy streetstyle look, as you can see right below.

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Oversized prince-de-Galles jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To go to work, you can combine with black trousers and pumps, to create the more sophisticated business look.

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Prince-de-galles in a business look

Where to shop this it-item?

You can shop a prince-de-galles jacket in high street shops like H&M or Zara. Of course, big designers as Stella Mccartney or Pinko offer a great timeless design, which is worth the investment as it is a timeless piece.

 

How would you style your prince-de-galles jacket?

xxx Isabelle

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