JamieB wrote:I was in our local newly opend Lidl supermarket store last week, to buy our weekly shopping and to see how much cheaper the food was compared with Tesco or Sainsbury's. One of their weekly specials was Gent's Party Kilts at £19.99- an offer not to be sneezed at when a "proper" hand made kilt can set you nback a few hindred pounds.
I looked through the bin .They had waist sizes 30 -32 ins and 38 - 40ins but NO 34 - 36 ins. I was so disappointed as I am a 35 in waist. They were either too large or too small for me. I asked the manager about the sizes and he said that was what they had been supplied with. Maybe I will have to wait until the next time they have tjhem in stock which might be January, just before Burns night on the 25th. They were polyester compared with a real kllt which is usually pure wool.
I could have bought a Lady's Party Kilt but that was a really short mini-kilt and also the wrong way round.
Lady's Party Kilt can be found on Ebay from Tartanista for about $30 lengths 16-23 inches waists 28-46+.
For a party kilt you could go to SportKilt.com or an inexpensive starter kilt from StillwaterKilts .
Re: the length is purely up to your personal level of wearing something at the knee - thigh or something in between.
As for the wrap direction unless it is a formal kilt worn with all the accessories - it really does not make a big difference.
Very few people will pay that much attention to the detail of a pleated kilt (skirt) with apron that wraps right side over left.
What they will notice is the hem length - excessively short and MINI-SKIRT shouts out. If you are showing your knickers
or revealing the secret of what is worn or not under a kilt - me thinks your are tantalizing close to an exhibitionist !
Leg wear also contributes to the picture - calf high cable knit kilt sox works but not so much ankle sox unless playing field
hockey etc. What is worn as a top will have a definite impact on the kilted skirt bottom.
Since this is the "SkirtCafe" you are FREE to move about the forum with whatever you are comfortable in - but beware of
those fanatics that think otherwise - just don't be ridiculous and amplify the 'Emperors New Wardrobe' !
I have several Sport Kilts in hem lengths of 16-19 inches (all Velcro wrapped left over right) - No buckles or belts required.
Suitable for casual wear although with winter breathing down will consider adding tights/pantyhose for warm winter comfort.
I am not an advocate of 'Frost Bitten Mini-Kilts(skirts)' but skirts can be worn in just about any weather.