Shop Irish & Scottish Clothing for Women at USA Kilts
Are you a proud Celtic woman? Naturally, the answer is "Aye!" But the real question is what is your own personal Celtic style? Romantic born in the wrong time? Fiery spirit of nature? Noble highland lady of the manner? Tough as nails pub brawlin' gal? Or just "you"?
There's no wrong answer! USA Kilts has some great clothing and accessories to help you craft the authentic Celtic look you want. Our jewelry collection includes Irish claddaghs, Scottish clan pins, Luckenbooth brooches and much more traditional and modern Celtic art. We custom-make a full range of kilts and kilted skirts for casual or formal wear. Our tartan sashes and shawls are easy to add to any outfit -- from festival day to wedding day.
Throughout history, the women of the seven Celtic nations have been the proud caretakers of our shared culture.
They have passed down the arts of weaving tartan and knitting woolens from mother to daughter for generations. They have worked farms and also led armies. They have preserved the stories, songs and customs of our Irish, Scottish and Welsh folk. They have combined strength, grace and beauty with a no-nonsense attitude which has become famous. Queens, nuns, mothers, witches, artists, bards, revolutionaries, patriots...we've been them all.
So Celtic fashion is more than just gorgeous plaids, knotwork silver and cute Harris tweed purses. It's our inheritance. Even a simple Claddagh ring can become a meaningful heirloom. The fashions may be new, but the spirit is ancient. Wear the tartan with pride. (and have fun!)
A word about Kilted Skirts...
There are many varieties of kilt and kilted skirt for women who want to wear tartan. Whether you wish to express your Scottish heritage by wearing your clan tartan or simply love tartan as a modern fashion expression, you have a LOT of options!But where to start? What style of kilted skirt is most traditional? How long should a kilted skirt be?
To start, remember that a kilted skirt, a kilt and a Billie skirt are three different things. In Highland Dress, the word 'kilt' is most often used to refer to the men's garment. 'Kilted skirt' is used to differentiate the female garment that is similar in construction to a man's kilt (ie. pleats in the back, a front two-layer apron, and strap and buckle closures at the waist.) A Billie is a fashion mini-skirt with leather closures, but is cut on the bias and usually has a wide waist band.The length of any of these garments can vary but generally kilted skirts come down to mid-calf - longer equals more formal, naturally. The very longest kilted skirt, the Scottish Host Skirt, reaches to the ankle. We recommend this length for your first kilted skirt if you are unsure what look you are going for - it is simply the most flexible for crafting a kilted outfit.
HOWEVER as we always say, context is king (or queen in this case). Which kilted skirt is right for you may depend on your lifestyle and the activities you want the garment for. You may even want to consider a man's kilt; more and more women are wearing them these days. So, is it a party skirt for concerts and festivals? A heritage look for the office? Or something elegant and dignified for holiday events like a Saint Andrews Dinner? You just might decide you need more than one kilted skirt, and we won't argue!
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