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Kilty Pleasures

Prada AW2018, Versace AW2018, Emilia Wickstead AW2018

When the Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Christmas party for families of Royal Air Force personnel currently serving in Cyprus with the Duke of Cambridge, she did so wearing a wonderfully seasonal tartan skirt by Emilia Wickstead.

But tartan’s appeal stretches beyond the festive season as a perennial style staple, its proponents ranging from the Duchess to street style stars and Cher Horowitz of Clueless fame. And designers including Versace, Prada and Miu Miu made much of it on the runways for autumn/winter 2018.

And, since January 25 celebrates the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns, now is the perfect time to inject some checks into your wardrobe. Perhaps in a modern take on the classic kilt?

Here, some style inspiration for you and our edit of the best kilt-inspired tartan buys on Sloane Street.

Versace skirt, £1,630 now £1,141
Emilia Wickstead dress, £725
Gucci skirt, £1,600
Prada skirt, was £1,115 now £558
Miu Miu skirt £1,630
Fendi skirt, £1,290
The Duchess of Cambridge
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Giovanna Battaglia
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