What is the difference between plaid and flannel?

Is there a difference?

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  • DeeDee
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    Plaid is a pattern, flannel is a material.

    Plaid patterns can be on any material - denim, polyester, silk, whatever.

    Flannel materials can be solid colours, or have a different pattern (stripes, paisley, animal prints, etc)

  • Tbone
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Flannel is a type of material. Plaid is the design on the material, usually lines forming squares.

  • 7 years ago

    Flannel is the material and plaid is the design.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Plaid is that checkered look and flannel is a thicker material. Completely different.

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  • 7 years ago

    flannel is the fabric, plaid is the pattern.

    Flannel shirts can be found in solid styles, little bit like chambray (faux denim) shirts.

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