History of the Kilt

The British government, in 1746, passed into law, the Act of Proscription. The act was made to put a stop to the Clansmens right to bear arms, therefore, it removed their way to revolt, and it was the first of many measures made to stop the Clan system. On August 1, 1747, a new portion of the law, which was known as the Dress Act, banned the wearing of "Highland Dress." This portion of the act made wearing kilts, and in fact all tartan kilts illegal in Scotland, its target to control further the Clans and stop their Gaelic culture.

How Kilts are Made

To get the waist measurement, just wrap a tape measure around the narrowest portion of your waist and remember the measurement. Due to the amount of material which will thicken the top of the scottish kilts, it is recommended to add a couple of centimeters to the measurement of the waist to be sure that it will not be too tight.

While measuring the hips, wrap the tape measure around the widest portion of the hips and sit sown and write down the measurement. The measurement of the hip is the most important of all. Due to the kilt pleats making the material thicker, you will need to add a couple of centimeters to the measurement. When it comes to the length, kilts are classically worn to the length of the mid-kneecap, yet the more modern appearance is to make the kilt reach to right above the knee.

How are Kilts Worn These Days?

They are utilized worldwide for special events, funerals and weddings. It is additionally a great thought to always wear something underneath the kilt. Lots of kilts are worn due to an event or special group taking place. Most kilts are worn around the world in parades. There are lots of bands which involve a kilt in their dress codes.