What to Wear to a Scottish Wedding

Posted on August 18 2017

When it comes to a Scottish wedding, kilt-clad men are just as likely as the women to steal the show. Whether you're the groom, the best man, or a guest, you probably feel the pressure to look great. 

Don't stress. Kilt Society™ and its team of stylists have created a series of looks to guide you as you discover your perfect kilt outfit. Read on for our stylised recommendations before building a look that speaks to your personal style.


A Traditional Look

Kilt Society™ Rustic Kilt Outfit

A classic kilt outfit pays homage to your Scottish lineage. There are several ways to achieve this, including wearing a kilt in your clan tartan (with matching flashes and cufflinks) and choosing traditional accessories. Subtly incorporate your clan with a custom made kilt pin or clan crest full dress sporran.

For The Rustic Henderson Kilt Outfit , we've combined a formal full dress sporran and bow tie with a contemporary tweed Argyll jacket for a look that is simultaneously traditional and smart. 


A Heritage Look

Kilt Society™ tweed kilt outfit

For a tradition-inspired style that doesn't acknowledge a specific clan, opt for a look that honours Scotland's rustic aesthetic. A tweed kilt outfit makes a great statement, showcasing your unique style.

For The Modern Patriot Tweed Kilt Outfit, we've included nods to Scottish heritage with a full dress sporran featuring a stag cantle and a Celtic sgian dubh. At the same time, the outfit incorporates a fashionable tweed braemar (or araca) jacket, popular among those looking for a fresh take on the traditional kilt outfit.


A Modern Look

Kilt Society™ Moss Kilt Outfit

Not everyone is looking for a traditional kilt outfit. Sometimes, you just need something entirely different. 

A slim fit herringbone neck tie, paired with a neatly-cut tweed Braemar jacket, is a great way to neaten up your look. Our Moss Kilt Outfit combines these elements with an 8-yard kilt in Stewart Hunting Weathered Tartan for a uniquely rustic feel. For an extra twist, opt for a sporran in Harris Tweed rather than traditional bovine.


An Alternative Look

Kilt Society™ Crawford Trews Outfit

Finally, maybe you're not all that into kilt wearing in general (it's ok, we won't judge). If you want to wear a traditional Scottish outfit but aren't quite prepared to go full kilt, we recommend a smart pair of tartan trews

The Gallant Crawford Trews Outfit is a great option for a formal but alternative wedding look. We've paired versatile high waisted Argyll Tartan Trews with a Prince Charlie Jacket & Vest and black bowtie for a look that echoes a traditional kilt outfit with a fresh twist. 


Kilt Society™ wants you to discover your perfect kilt, and these guides are just suggestions. Want style advice from our team of experts? Reach out to us here

Read our other guides for more information on choosing the right jacket, sporran or kilt pin.

1 comment

  • Ross: October 12, 2016

    Hello Kilt Society

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