What Are the Different Types of Flannel Patterns?

What Are the Different Types of Flannel Patterns?

Flannel season is upon us. So what's better than a cozy flannel top? Whether you’re at work or hanging up holiday decorations while listening to those holiday tunes that really set the mood, a flannel is equally up to the occasion. Flannel is that fabric that just says “comfort” without having to add any additional layers or accessories. It’s made to be lived in. And because it’s medium-weight cotton, it’s soft and natural—just perfection.

The great thing about flannel is the sky’s the limit when it comes to color combinations together with the variety of stripes and patterns out there to choose from. From bold buffalo check and traditional plaids to whimsical Fair Isle and chic Houndstooth, flannels offer nearly any combination of looks for work, socializing, or the weekend lounge fest. Put on your best flannel tops or pajamas, kick back, sip your favorite hot cocoa, and let flannel do all the work this season. Read on for different flannel patterns to rock this winter.

Traditional Plaid

The best way to get acquainted with flannel is to look for some flannel shirts in a traditional plaid print. Nothing says flannel like a classic button-down shirt that’s as easy on its own as worn under a puffy women’s winter vest with a pom-pom hat and matching gloves.

Some great options include the diode pink plaid for some fun, feminine vibes or the rich steel for something a bit more subdued that could work its way to a dinner out with colleagues. For these classic flannel tops the fitted style is great for daytime hours but be sure to check out the boyfriend or tunic style for an extra roomy fit for lounging around the house while that hot cocoa does the trick.

Buffalo Check

A bold buffalo check can be found on anything from dog beds to comfy pajamas to flannel robes. This pattern is traditionally two intersecting colors where one is black and the other a vibrant blue, red, yellow, or anything in between. Our Sherpa-lined long robe comes in that classic black and white check that you’ll be just as happy to jump into after you wake up and sink into before you go to bed. Plus, you can pick out a pair of matching robes for the man in your household. Gift him a matching buffalo check robe—he’ll adore you even more.

Fair Isle

This lovely pattern is a classic among Scottish fabrics. It’s a delicately woven pattern often with many colors and geometric shapes typically around the neckline. It gives that air of whimsy and wintry wonderland. It looks great on a men’s sweater in striking navy and ivory with flecks of red and gray. The women’s high-rise fleece-lined leggings come in a fabulous black and white Fair Isle pattern complete with moose and bear to hit those wintry Nordic vibes. Lastly, don’t forget some crew socks and a winter hat in this fabulous print. Fair Isle is the fairest of them all.


A really streamlined flannel pattern is the windowpane. Just like its namesake, it’s got clean, symmetrical lines with one primary color and one accent color. It’s great if you want to add some pattern but aren’t yet ready for big plaids and lots of colors. Check out one of our flannel tunics in blackberry check, a great example of everything the windowpane can offer. Tuck the shirt into a pair of our high-rise jeans for an extra clean look and top it off with your favorite black boots for the epitome of chic and comfort.

Cute Critters

If you haven’t flipped for flannel patterns yet, we’ve got one more idea for you: flannel pajamas in animal print. Our pajamas are not only quality flannel but they also come in a variety of animal prints for any animal lover. For those who love Beetlejuice and Halloween, the buffalo check pajamas got you covered. If you’re into Thanksgiving then the multi Thanksgiving turkey print is your best bet—it’s got the cutest woodland creatures and botanicals to match. Still not enough? The aqua dogs and cats print are bundled up for all sorts of winter activities and the rich red cats are just waiting for Christmas morning. And last but not least if you’re into fashion and comfort, the alabaster leopard print flannel is just your style, we promise.


Lastly, the ever-sophisticated Houndstooth. Another classic Scottish pattern this pattern looks a bit like a buffalo check dancing its way into your heart. Typically in black and white, it can also come with other accessory colors to make the black pop.

Flannel keeps you warm, and the patterns make it fun. Stock up your closest with every type of flannel pattern to mix and match all winter long.


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