Yesterday I posted a little analogy that I made up on Facebook that goes like this ” The Little Plaid Dress is to City as The Little Black Dress is to Country.”

It’s a true story, while I have both dresses in my closet,  I want to talk a little more about “The Little Plaid Dress” or TLPD. First thing is first, I do mean little, mine is pretty short. It’s a classic red plaid with a few ruffles on the sleeve edges & front. Every girl should have a TLPD in her closet if not a few of them.

With a few accessories & some cowboy boots, you can take TLPD up a few levels. The key is to match but not too much, you don’t want to look like you belong at a halloween party. Pair unique vintage & “city” pieces with your dress to give it a fun, polished & classy look.

My accessories of choice? Michael Kors cocktail ring, vintage gold horse shoe bracelet & here you can see I added a belt. It’s actually an old english riding belt that I used when I did equitation as a teenager, it still fits. I love pairing the unexpected with this dress.

Aren’t these red boots the bomb? Lucchese 2000 boots in red to go with my Little Plaid Dress. Thank you closet of Tina for letting me steal these boots, you are too kind.

Throw everything together & you get this.

The Little Plaid Dress is a success. I’m curious, how do you wear your Little Plaid Dress? Send a photo to [email protected] & I just might feature you in an upcoming post.

  • Well don’t you look cute!!! I love your LPD. I just bought one…in Paris! We western girls are obviously trend setters that the rest of the world is finally catching on to 🙂

    • Raquel

      Thank you! Paris? That is so awesome! You went all around the world to find a little piece of country, I love it!

  • You look very lovely in your LPD. I love the ring (confession: it was the first thing I noticed). If I were to were the LPD (in the city) I would have to go with a higher heel . . probably on an ankle boot or maybe a thigh high. I have to think about it.

    • Raquel

      lol, I could have totally guessed that the ring would be your favorite piece Sharon!

  • grace

    Soooo cute! I dont have a little plaid dress, I need one though lol

  • you are so beautiful my dear friend raquel <3 and so is your furry little friend! im envious of your horsie and boots!

    you rock

    • Raquel

      You are so sweet Jamie! Thank you : )

  • You look amazing. I have been admiring plaid the last few weeks and your dress is adorable. I love the belt you paired with it and those red boots so pretty.

    • Raquel

      Thank you! I say put the LPD on your shopping list!

  • I have one! A pretty turquoise, navy, and white one!! LOVE IT!!


    • Raquel

      Sounds gorgeous! I need one in those colors too : )

  • Fanny

    Omg! Raquel! you are such a pretty girl! You look so cute with that plaid dress!
    It match perfectly with the boots! love it x

    • Raquel

      Awww thanks Fanny! I love this dress

  • Melissa

    those boots are the bomb and you look amazing

  • oh Raquel, beautiful as always!! and that ring rocks! and omg girl i thought of you the other day.. guess why?! i was taking blog photos and i saw a horse!!! i ran up to the horse and his owner and begged if i could take a photo the next day for my next blog post and the horse and its owner said yes! sad news is, i never got the chance to meet up with them because i went to san francisco for Fashion’s Night out =X

    anyway, just thought id share that story with you lol
    have a great weekend girl! talk to you soon


  • This style suits you perfectly! xo

  • Looks so great on you! I’ve got one too, in blue and red plaid 🙂


  • Simon

    A lady can never go wrong with a plaid dress! Thumbs up!

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  • Donna

    This would look great with leggings and english riding boots as well.