Articles in Kilts

kilts are knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment with pleats at the rear, originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland, or with Celtic heritage even more broadly. It is most often made of woolen cloth in a tartan pattern.

Although the kilt is most often worn on formal occasions and at Highland games and sports events, it has also been adapted as an item of informal male clothing in recent years, returning to its roots as an everyday garment.

Particularly in North America kilts are now made for casual wear in a variety of materials. Alternative fastenings may be used and pockets inserted to avoid the need for a sporran.

Kilt and tartan – facts and myths

by Heather MacCain on

As Scotland is a nation rich in history and steeped in long-held traditions, it can be difficult sometimes to discern the legends and myth from the truth. ... Read full article

How To Make Kilt Pleats Pattern | Scottish Kilt Pleated Skirt

by Christabel Evans on

Kilt pleat skirt is one of the most common worn pleated skirt called scottish kilt. Kilt can be worn by both men and women, although women wear it as fashion skirt styles more than men. ... Read full article

Plaid Or Tartan - Is There a Difference?

by Kathleen Stone on

All tartans are plaid, but not all plaids are tartan.” ~ Scot Meacham Wood, House Beautiful... Read full article

The Scottish Kilt

by James Paterson on

The kilt is the national dress of Scotland, a skirt worn by both men and women, the kilt plays an important role in the history of Scotland.... Read full article

Choose the Kilt for Yourself

by Matthew Sorrow on

Buying kilt is a big decision. Kilts are usually worn by men but sometimes also women choose them. Although men is this group which choose kilts mostly.... Read full article

What To Wear Under Your Kilt

by Anna Murray on

Buying a new kilt is a really important investment, as you will want to look your best whenever you wear it, especially as you're likely to get lots of attention. ... Read full article

A Traditional Scottish Wedding

by scotslass on

In Scotland you can exchange your wedding vows practically anywhere you desire too. You can say 'I DO' to the love of your life, by a 'scottish loch', in a romantic glen, on the shore of a snady beaach or even at the top of Arthur's seat! ... Read full article

Kilts: A Breezy Path to Gender Equality

by Catherine Martin on

A Scottish solution to boring men’s fashion.... Read full article

As Men in Kilts Franchise Grows, Women (In and Out of Kilts) Are Key

by Kate Taylor on

Working in a male-dominated industry is the norm for many women in franchising. Working in an industry dominated by men wearing kilts? Only the norm for one unique Vancouver, Canada-based window cleaning franchise.... Read full article

What a Scot really wears under his kilt

by PAT MACADAM on

The uninhibited, boasting American is legendary. Our American neighbours work at patriotism and jingoism. They preach, teach and dramatize it. Alongside proud Americans are reticent residents of Canada. ... Read full article

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