How To Find Your Perfect Kilt

Finding your perfect kilt is important, and not always easy. A great kilt will last you a lifetime, so you want to make sure you get it right.

The best news is that you’re already on the right track. At Kilt Society™, we pride ourselves in the quality of our kilts and our expert kilt style advice.

Now that you’re here, what are the next steps? Our step-by-step guide is here to help you discover your perfect kilt.


Kilt or full kilt outfit?

Your first step is to think about exactly what you’re looking for. Do you just need a kilt, or do you need a full kilt outfit, complete with jacket, waistcoat, and complementary accessories?

Think about what’s already sitting in your closet and what you want to wear with your kilt. The Braemar and Argyll and are slightly shorter than a normal suit jacket and are specifically designed to work with the shape of a kilt.

If attending a black tie event, you would always wear a Prince Charlie jacket and waistcoat (rather than a tuxedo jacket).


The amount of money you have to spend on your kilt or kilt outfit is often the deciding factor. No matter what your budget, we’re here to take care of you and make sure you’re getting great value for your cash.

Custom made kilts are crafted by experienced, local tailors, many of them independent. This is a great option for those with a little more budget to spend and who want a personalised kilt crafted to last a lifetime. Our custom made kilts and kilt outfits are offered in a wide range of tartans and fabrics, each made by our trusted kilt makers.

Meanwhile, our Essentials range offers traditional, stylish designs at affordable prices. An Essentials 8 yard kilt costs just £60, or create your own outfit with our range of jackets and accessories.


The good thing about our Kilt Society Essentials Range, is that our products are in stock and ready to ship! Most of our Highlandwear accessories are also ready to rock when you are. For our Custom Accessories, a timeframe will be given in the products listings. 


Think about where you will wear your kilt. If buying for your wedding, you probably want to invest in a custom made kilt outfit. Head over to our guide on ‘What to Wear to a Scottish Wedding’ for our top styling tips.

Perhaps you want a kilt to wear every day. Both a Kilt Society™ custom made kilt or an Essentials kilt can be dressed down for a more casual look. Check out our guide on ‘Casual Kilt Wearing’ to find out how.

Choose your tartan

Our Essentials kilts are offered in a range of popular tartans - from Black Watch to Douglas Weathered, and our own in-house designed Persevere Tartans.

Complementary accessories

Kilt, sorted. Jacket and waistcoat, sorted. Now, tie it all together with some great accessories that speak to your style.

Using our outfit builder, choose from our range of Kilt Society™ custom made or Essentials accessories.

Need some tips? There’s a Kilt Society™ guide for that. Our guides talk you through choosing your perfect kilt pin or sporran, or head over to our ‘How to Wear a Kilt’ guide for a breakdown of all the different accessories.


Still not sure how to find your perfect kilt? We're here to help - just get in touch.