See below for a collection of vintage images showing the influence of Scottish tartan patterns, on the fashionable set, in the 1920s.


Fashions changed with women's changing roles in society.  Although society matrons of a certain age continued to wear conservative dresses, the sportswear worn by forward-looking and younger women became the greatest change in post-war fashion.


The tubular dresses of the 'teens had evolved into a similar silhouette that now sported shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits to allow motion. The most memorable fashion trend of the “Roaring '20s” was undoubtedly “the flapper” look. The flapper dress was functional and flattened the bust line rather than accentuating it.

The Collection

1927 Fashion

1927 Fashion

A colorized Clara Bow shows off her fashionable flapper friends in tartan and stripes - from the 1927 silent film "Rough House Rosie".

1926 Fashion

1926 Fashion

Spring 1926 - Designer: Jean Patou

Officially registered tartan graphics on this site courtesy of The Scottish Tartans Authority.  Other tartans from talented tartan artists may also be featured.

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