Choosing a Kilt Outfit – Advice and Top Tips

Today I am thrilled to welcome Buy A Kilt to the Blog to give some great advice on choosing a Kilt Outfit for your Wedding.

 

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For a traditional Scottish wedding, the kilt is an obvious and classic outfit choice for the groom.

By wearing a clan tartan it’s a great way to incorporate a little bit of your family history.

It’s often a nice idea for the groom or groom’s family to pin a sash of the clan tartan to the bride to welcome her to the family.

 

There are different levels of formality, and variation, and a number of different fashion trends that allow you to make the outfit special.

 

From a kilt with ghillie shirt for a relaxed and casual wedding…

 

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To the most formal doublet jackets.

 

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Increasingly popular are the tweed jacket options.

 

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Available in grey and muted colours, the tweed jackets perfectly complement a kilt and are versatile jackets than can be worn with other outfits.

 

Worn with a wing collar shirt and bow tie, the Prince Charlie outfit  is the Scottish equivalent to black tie.

 

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It’s common for the whole wedding party to wear the same outfit, choosing to wear their own tartan or perhaps matching the groom.

To bring this all together choose a matching tie and co-ordinating button hole.

 

 

As it’s the groom’s special day, a fly plaid can be worn to make the outfit extra special.

 

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It often works out cheaper to buy the grooms outfit instead of hiring.

Not only can you then choose a clan tartan, but after just 3-4 uses this can work out cheaper than hiring an outfit for those occasions.

A bonus if you have a couple of weddings or events to attend in short space of time.  It’s a worthwhile investment that you can use time and time again.

 

Top tips for choosing your Kilt Outfit/Highlandwear

 

* Avoid the hired outfit look by wearing a coloured hose that complement your outfit and or jacket. Hire shops will often only rent cream hose.

* Allow plenty of time if you’re having a kilt made. It can take 6-8 weeks to make a kilt.

* Add a fly plaid to a Prince Charlie to set the groom apart.

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UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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