Q. It is about that time again, for the office holiday party season. I was hoping you could point me in the direction of something that would be suitable for such an occasion. I know red/green plaids were big as a last year fashion but I was hoping to find something this year. My ideal dress would be full length plaid/tartan dress and thought you would be the perfect person to ask. —Seeking in Portland
A. I would have thought it would have been one stop shopping from Ralph Lauren, but this year he skipped much of his tartans and plaids for chic black. So I searched elsewhere and came up with a few options from a strapless wonder to long length glam and a few day to evening options that can be dazzled with a pair of sparkly shoes.
1. Wool Jacquard Black Watch Dress, $498 at brooksbrothers.com
2. L.A.M.B. Plaid Dolly Dress, $385 at saks.com
3. Ralph Lauren Toby Taffeta Tartan Skirt, $398 at ralphlauren.com
4. J Crew Kerin dress, $450 at jcrew.com
5. Donna Ricco Plaid Taffeta Shirtdress, $158 at nordstrom.com