The USA Kilts "Wool 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 1000 wool tartans in 13 oz. tartan material available and the wool material we buy is all woven in the U.K. The mini kilts are worn lower on the hips and have between 10 and 18 pleats (approximately 1.5" - 2" 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.
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.
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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- This is a good deal. Kilts made of wool are expensive. But this is high quality. Nice kilt
Price Value QualityGood length, good cut, nice quality all around. The pleats are especially flattering. I am pleased with this purchase and will wear it a lot (including to my post-wedding celebration!). Definitely add a few inches to your measurements. (Posted on 5/18/2016)
- Lovely Kristin J.
Price Value QualityI was so excited to receive my kilt, and I was not disappointed. The price was reasonable for a real wool kilt in our family tartan. Also, I requested the expedited delivery, and it was received sooner than expected.
Thank you! (Posted on 1/1/2016)
- Great product, great service Jessie
Quality Price ValueI love my wool mini kilt! High quality material, well made, looks great. And you really can't beat USA Kilts' customer service. (Posted on 11/17/2014)
- Next time I'll know how to order Lee
Price Value QualityThe Stewart Black kilt which I had made is most attractive. I do like it. However, now I realize that I didn't order correctly. My other kilts can be adjusted for those "bloated days". This one can be made tighter but not looser. I usually wear a regular skirt in a size 4 or 6 so this is a bit tight, surprisingly. Also my other kilts have a hem and fringe but the hem was previously explained.
Rocky couldn't have been nicer and the kilt was delivered in a very timely manner. THANK YOU! (Posted on 10/14/2014)
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Our Wool Mini Kilts are made to the following specs:
- 13 or 14 oz. Wool material
- Material all woven in the UK
- 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
- Over a thousand tartans to choose from
AvailabilityOur Wool Mini Kilts are custom made and will take roughly 8 weeks to ship (unless the "Rush" option is selected).