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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- BEAUTIFUL & PERFECT FIT Manda
Price Value QualityGot my first Kilt today for my birthday and USA Kilts you out did yourselves. The fit is perfect the Warrior Tartan is breathtaking. I wore it to church today and I received so many wonderful compliments. I'm a customer for lift. The attention to detail and the beautiful tartan that you used is just amazing. Thank you for the quick shipment and great price. So worth it and i can't wait to get my next kilt and a kilt for each of my girls. Thank you for making this Scottish Girl's Birthday! LOVE IT! (Posted on 9/8/2019)
- This is my first kilt and I'm loving it. Blue Fox
Price Value QualityGot my first kilt today and love it. It fits perfectly, a little shorter than I expected,but that is my fault for not measuring better. Still very wearable. With the sash and sporran it looks great. Just have to get a shirt and I will be set. (Posted on 8/2/2019)
- My favorite piece of clothing! Jolie
Quality Price ValueI received my new kilt today, having ordered it as a way to remember my amazing vacation to Scotland, and, because I love the style. The fabric is heavy and well sewn. It looks adorable on! Although having to measure to order was kind of a pain, it ensured a perfect fit, and was worth it. The variety of fabrics, and the options to customize the piece gave me the ability to make it a very personalized piece. I will likely order a second one now! Highly recommended. (Posted on 7/23/2019)
- Bought a PV mini kilt for my girlfriend Dan
Quality Price ValueHonestly, I could not be happier, and neither can she! For the price, you simply cant beat it. The Gunn tartan plaid was accurate for PV, as I know some patterns in PV the set is off, like the Mackintosh(not with this company though). I got her the mini kilt and sash with a cap badge. She's in love with it! The only critique I can give, is that the way the kilt was packaged a couple of the pleats had some creases, as well as the apron. Nothing a quick press can't fix. Thank you USA Kilts! (Posted on 12/30/2018)
- Perfect Fit/Great Price Joie
Price Value QualityFits perfectly. The quality is amazing, thick material that feels nice. (Posted on 10/31/2018)
- Very Nice snipehunter
Quality Price ValueThe mini kilt was made to order and fit perfectly. I ordered it in the PV material but also ordered a yard of the lighter wool and it is difficult to tell the difference. I ordered the rush and 2 day delivery and received the order in just under two weeks. (Posted on 8/6/2018)
- Great Value Kris
Quality Price ValueFantastic customer service. They happily met my tight deadline and special requests. The kilt fit perfectly! (Posted on 6/6/2018)
- 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)
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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).