If you watched the X Factor this weekend then you will undoubtedly have seen the ever fashionable Rihanna rocking a tartan Alexander McQueen dress while performing her new song on Sunday night. As one of the highest selling female artists in the world right now it would be fair to say that the Barbadian’s fashion choices come under constant scrutiny and this time she definitely got it right.

Tartan, or as the Americans call it, Plaid, has always been synonymous with British designer Vivienne Westwood but the A/W 11 catwalks saw a host of designers incorporating the scottish pattern into their designs making it one of the biggest trends this season. Louis Vuitton showcased a purple tartan coat, Carven kept it traditional with a red tartan dress while Oscar de la Renta went all out with a head-to-toe tartan evening gown making it without doubt one of the hottest trends to hit the catwalk this season.

So if you’re looking for a fun way to incorporate a bit of tartan into your winter wardrobe why not take a leaf out of our book? We’ll be wearing this festive friendly tartan dress by Carven with our Camilla Skovgaard cross-strap booties and Rachael Ruddick black onyx clutch but…Please Don’t Tell!