Women’s highland dress is based on the clan tartan, either that of her birth clan or, if married, that of her spouse’s clan if she so chooses. Traditionally, women and girls do not wear kilts but may wear ankle-length tartan skirts, along with a colour-coordinated bodysuit and vest.
A tartan earasaid, sash or tonnag (smaller shawl) may also be worn, usually pinned with a brooch, sometimes with a clan badge or other family or cultural design.
When did women start wearing kilts?
Historically, kilts were worn almost exclusively by men. Oftentimes, they were reserved for men in the military and worn as battle attire for their many benefits towards agility and warmth. But, over time, as with any article of clothing or fashion style, the kilt has evolved in its wear and is now a daily article of clothing for many men, wearing them for everything for a quick trip into town to formal events.
More than that, kilts have stopped being an article of clothing reserved only for men. In recent times, women also have been able to enjoy the culturally rich experience and style of wearing kilts. Today, kilts for women are breaking into the mainstream, making ladies kilts every bit as popular and commonplace as men’s kilts. This is especially true when it comes to Highland kilts for women.
Women's kilt-skirt styles
Scottish Highland kilts are among the most common types of kilts and are typically the first type of kilt that comes to mind when kilts are mentioned to someone separate from kilt wearing societies and cultures.
These scottish kilts for ladies are tartan patterned and come in a variety of different colors. Some of the colors represent clans or regions in the country, while some are there simply for the sake of style. No matter what kind of kilt you are interested in wearing, this highland kilt is there for you.
These traditional women’s kilt are every bit as versatile, plentiful, diverse and stylish as kilts for men and are ready to suit the tastes and style preferences of women everywhere. We are launching new arrival of women’s kilt skirt that are sure to please even the most unique of tastes, giving women everywhere who are interested in wearing kilts the chance to do so in a way that suits personal styles across the spectrum.
We understand the importance of the kilt as a method of not only a person’s culture and heritage but also as an expression of their personalities and who they are as well. Because of this, our launch of new arrival women’s kilts will include a massive variety of colors and styles for you to choose from. This means that you won’t be stuck having to choose from just the standard, most popular kilt styles and patterns and will instead be free to get creative and find the one that matches who you are.
Made to Measure Tartan Kilts & Skirts
As always, like with the rest of our kilt skirt, each one is entirely made to measure. By sending in your hip and waist measurements, as well as the desired kilt length, you can be sure that the kilt you choose will fit you perfectly straight out of the box. With these ladies kilt skirts, you can take your love of your heritage and its signature styles and work them into your daily wardrobe as often and as easily as kilt wearing men are able to do.
Please feel free to contact us:
- Scottish Kilt Shop is always looking to help our customers to make their events more valuable and memorable.
- Women’s Scottish Kilts are great for any occasion you want to wear a kilt.
- The main women’s kilts are the Mini Kilt, Ultimate Kilt, and Kilted Skirt.
- All of our women’s kilts for sale can be customized by our expert craftswomen, such as, adding belt loops, leather buckle straps with metal buckles, fringe, sewn-down pleats, and even pockets! We can also give the female kilts a custom length.
- Shop our site today and anticipate the addition of even more exciting designs soon for your consideration.