Katherine Jenkins is renowned for her fashion sense and red carpet attire, wearing her customary ball gowns and designer frocks, but if you saw her recently on ITV’s Lorraine Show, you would have seen a different style altogether, and one that is catching on. Tartan, once the staple wear of the Scottish Highlands, has been in and out of the fashion spot light for many years and this year it has seen a resurgence, from Rihanna on the X Factor to Emma Watson at the GQ Awards.
Katherine wore a gorgeous red tartan mini dress with pleats and black tights on the Lorraine Show and much as Kate Middleton has done for the High Street, with ladies flocking to buy copy cat outfits or indeed the originals if they can get their hands on them, we are now looking to steal Katherine’s style! Here’s how you can. The dress she was wearing was designed by Alexander McQueen, called The Puffball Dress cost £465 and sold out within minutes of her appearing on the show. But for cheaper options, check out our next best alternatives for a fraction of the price.
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It’s time to beehive your hair and flick out your eyeliner, because the sixties are back. And this wool tartan dress with leather-effect trim is perfect for dabbling in the sixties trend. What we love about this dress is that you can wear it glammed up for an evening out or it could be worn for the office with a smart blazer or jacket. Pair with opaque tights and boots. Buy from hobbs.co.uk or in store.
Sodamix Square Button Bow Dress £18 (right)
This comes with an elasticated waist and back tie, pull over style with button detailing on front, length is based on size s/m is 85cm. It’s a gorgeous little tunic dress that sits above the knee, has a crew-neck with a belt included. Wearable for many occasions. Buy from houseoffraser.co.uk
If you want a stand out dress that no one else has then choose this one! It features a grey tartan check pattern, a small white stand-up collar with raw edges, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs, a front chest button fastening and two side seam pockets. Buy from farfetch.com
Tartan is the most trendiest print now with celebrities like Rihanna wearing it! We love this as it’s a little bit different and you can wear it with long black knee length boots or a jumper underneath for modesty. This dress is a fitted tartan fabric dress with small V neck and thin straps. Comes with black lining and an invisible zipper at the back. Buy from uzera.com
Check Pink Dress £65 (left)
A gorgeous modern yet retro nod to the 60s in this pleat-front check day dress with button detail at the shoulders and 3/4 length zipped back. Perfect for the office or a smart date. Length approximately 87.5cm/34.3 inches. Buy from warehouse.co.uk
This unusual dress is a cotton crewneck button front dress with front patch pockets, asymmetrical hem and attached wrap around tie front bottom in plaid pattern. 44″ length. Available in Bordeaux. Imported. Cotton. Machine wash. Buy from barneys.com