The USA Kilts "PV Mini Kilt" is Kelly’s creation. She wanted to make a modern fashionable tartan kilt for women, while keeping some of the aspects of a traditional kilt. We have roughly 70 PV (Poly Viscose material) tartans available. The Poly Viscose (65% / 35%) tartan material we use is an 11 - 12 oz. machine washable fabric. It is woven in the U.K. and has a combination of Low Pill™ technology and a Teflon® finish applied. This means that you won't get those little "pills" that form on fabric over months of wear and that even if you spill something on your kilt, it's easily wiped off.
The mini kilts are worn lower on the hips and have between 10 and 24 pleats (approximately 1.25" wide). They are shorter than a man’s kilt with an average length of 16 inches from the 'jeans waist'. They close with Velcro on the inside left hip and 2 straps and buckles on the outside right hip.
While there are no real rules about what tartans people are entitled to wear, if you are more comfortable wearing a universal tartan that was specifically designed for everyone, we’ve marked them as "Universal" in the tartan gallery. To see the available tartans, please click on the "Tartans" tab below this text.
We would ask that you measure carefully for our kilts. Since these are custom made to fit the measurements provided, you will need to be sure of the exact sizing. We will not refund in the case of mistakes in measuring. Detailed measuring instructions can be found in the "Measuring Instructions" tab below this text and a video on how to measure can be found in the "Videos" tab directly below the main product picture.
At USA Kilts, we will gladly tell you that all of our products are made in Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales and the USA. All of our kilts are made to the highest standards in the USA (by our staff) with materials from Scotland, England and Wales. We proudly support fair trade practices and promote Celtic traditions by offering products made in Celtic countries by Celtic artisans.
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Our mini kilt is designed to be worn at "low waist" (where you wear your jeans). This is where the top of your kilt will sit.
Make sure to use a good sewing tape measure. If you don't have a sewing tape measure, you can use a leather belt to measure. Wrap it around you, mark it and then lay it flat on a metal tape measure to get the measurement.
Just relax and stand "at ease". When measuring, the tape measure should be snug – as snug as you will be wearing the kilt. Use that measurement for the waist.
This measurement is taken around the very widest part of your rear end. This measurement should be taken a bit loosely.
Standing with feet about 8" to 10" apart, measure around the widest area of your thighs. Measure both thighs together, not individually.
This is measured down the side of your body from the top of where the kilt will sit (i.e. top of your jeans) straight down to about 3" above the knee. 15" is an average length for a 5' 4" woman, wearing the kilt at her low waist). Any measurement shorter than this may be a bit "revealing" when you bend at the waist! As a reference point, here are some heights and mini kilt lengths:
If you're 4' 8" to 5' 2", the length will be about 14" to 15.5. If you're 5' 3" to 5' 6", the length will be about 15" to 16.5". If you're 5' 7" to 5' 9", the length will be about 16" to 17". If you're 5' 10"; to 6', the length will be about 17" to 18.5".
If you need assistance measuring, please do not hesitate to contact us: 800.368.8633 or Rocky@USAKilts.com
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- Wonderful! Christi S
Price Value QualityThese kilts are beautifully made. Mine fits perfectly! The PV fabric has a nice drape and hand and I love it. (Posted on 3/7/2018)
- Great Kilt value MacLean Kilt
Price Value QualityLove our MacLean Kilt! Came within the expected time and great value kilt. (Posted on 9/11/2017)
- Perfect Gary
Price Value QualityOrdered the kilt for my wife for Christmas as a surprise. I was so worried because of all the measurements. My educated estimates were on the money. She loves it and has been complemented often. Thank you (Posted on 1/4/2017)
- Need a longer option Mac
Quality Price ValueI bought this for my wife as she really likes the one I got several years ago. I like wearing mine when I run 5k's and always get a lot of compliments. She also wanted one but even at the longest length feels it is too short for her. She is 5'8" and a very young looking 62 but does not like how high it sits above her knees. She would have liked one at the top of her knees, not several inches above. It would rate 5 stars if a longer option had been available. (Posted on 10/16/2015)
- Master-crafted and custom fitted! Happy !
Price Value QualityI have purchased two of these kilts - I came back for a second one because I was so impressed with the first one. My kilt is so well crafted, and a delight to wear.
I am quite tall compared to what standard clothing sizes are, so custom made is a real necessity when I want to look sharp - and this is the kind of garment that is so good, it makes me stand even a little taller.
When I look at the kilt I can see the high-level of craftsmanship found in a custom tailored suit: in how the fabric was cut, the matching of the plaid, the pleating, the stitching, and the finish work.
When I wear it, the contours of the custom measurements, and how the weight of the fabric is perfectly matched to the style and length of the garment; when I move the swing of the pleats is just right.
The PV fabric is easy to care for, and delightfully durable.
This kilt is a very good value, as a life-time garment investment.
Thank you USA Kilts - you rock!
(Posted on 4/4/2015)
- Great quality and service! WSR
Price Value QualityI ordered this kilt to wear whenever I have a gig at a local Scottish Inn/Restaurant. I am allergic to wool, so this version was the best option AND the best value when I researched onine (wool or not). The directions for giving your measurements on the website are easy to understand -- the kilt fits perfectly and is so comfortable. I have received lots of complements. I love it! (Posted on 2/20/2015)
- Perfect! Wildflower
Value Quality PriceI ordered my PV mini kilt from USA kilts because my brother and father had both ordered men's kilts through the company and were very satisfied. I was not disappointed either. My kilt fits perfectly and looks very nice. I had to choose the rush option, as I plan to attend a festival within the next month. I received my kilt in about two weeks (I also chose the rush shipment method). I would highly recommend USA kilts. (Posted on 2/6/2015)
- love my kilt Kim
Value Quality Pricewonderfuly made, beautiful kilt. Got a lot of compliments on it at the Scottish games. (Posted on 1/20/2015)
- Love it! BrandiK
Price Value QualityI visited Scotland recently and only bought one mini-kilt. By the time I got home, I was kicking myself for not buying a few more. When I received my USA Kilt, I was pleasantly surprised by the weight, thickness and obvious higher quality of kilt than the one I bought (obviously more of a toursisty type garment). I get tons of compliments on my kilt and I love how versatile it is. (Posted on 12/14/2014)
- Fantastic! JK
Quality Price ValueBought this kilt for throwing in the highland games. I love the fact that it is tailored to my body type by adding the hip measurement. It stays in place during quick movements and is very flattering to my figure. (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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Our PV Mini Kilts are made to the following specs:
- 11 to 12 oz. Poly Viscose material woven in the UK
- Material is Teflon (TM) coated and has 'Lo Pill Fiber (R)' technology
- 3.5 to 4 yards of cloth are used
- Pleat width is 1.5" - 2"
- Selvedge edge is a tuck selvedge OR are hemmed if the selvedge is fringed.
- Velcro closure on left and Buckle closure on right
Our PV Mini Kilts are custom made and will take roughly 8 weeks to ship (unless the "Rush" option is selected).