Men were the only ones in the Highlands who wore kilts, but the traditional Highland costume for women was not much different from the famous men's skirt. Kilted skirts are made of the same tartan patterns that has influenced our image of Scotland for centuries. But women's skirts were folded less elaborately and worn at a more modest length – down to the ankles.
Our traditional Highland costume consists of a skirt in a typical clan pattern (a historical Clan Sinclair hunting tartan) that is also used for the traditional head covering and the shawl. The bodice in solid, dark green velveteen is reinforced at the waist with boning and has lacing with a leather tie and metal eyelets at the front for the best possible fit. The bodice has adjustable buckles at the shoulders so you can fasten the shawl to it.
A hook closes the skirt and the cap is decorated with a small metal insignia. This 5-piece traditional Highland costume also comes with a beige belt with a metal buckle. Wear it with a white or unbleached shirt, chemise or shift (sold separately).