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Tartan might very well be something you can't look at come next season for fear of retching from the overload of it all. But hey - for now, tartan, checks, plaid and flannel are exciting prospects for autumn/winter.

I think one of the cutest (and easiest-to-wear) pieces I've seen so far, has to be this red and black checked flannel dress by Children of the Sun. The heavier fabric will keep you toasty as the days get chillier (even if you do keep your legs bare). But then of course there will always be the trusty old opaques to fall back on through winter.

If you are fancying a bit of "lumberjack chic", this dress can be yours for £49.98.