ultra light dance kilt on the budget

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ultra light dance kilt on the budget

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looking for a lightweight kilt for summer square dancing, our building doesn't have air conditioning. So far I'm looking at either USA Kilts casual, or the semi traditional kilts, I can't justify spending much more than that, so about $250. I know they make specially dancing kilts for Scottish highland dancing made out of 10 and 11 oz fabric, but a lot of them are priced out of my range. Quality wise, I do have a homemade sports grade kilt made of cotton plaid, I'm looking to get something at least a little nicer than that. Any suggestions?
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I now have five of the USA Kilts casual kilts. My oldest one is still in perfect condition and is my favorite go-to kilt, especially in the summer. It looks dressy in a casual sort of way when I pair it with a polo or nice t-shirt. It can also be dressed up a bit with dress shirt, tie and sport coat.

My two newest USA Kilts casual kilts can be seen in this thread: viewtopic.php?t=24432
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Another alternative is Stillwaterkilts which is made in the U.S.A. and are VERY reasonably priced.
They have a large selection of kilts and the material is a poly-viscose, wash in cold water and hang to dry.
Customer service is outstanding. I ordered 2 kilts on a Friday night and had them in the mail the following Tuesday.

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Uncle Al wrote: Fri Dec 15, 2023 1:40 am Another alternative is Stillwaterkilts which is made in the U.S.A. and are VERY reasonably priced.
They have a large selection of kilts and the material is a poly-viscose, wash in cold water and hang to dry.
Customer service is outstanding. I ordered 2 kilts on a Friday night and had them in the mail the following Tuesday.

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I would highly recommend "Stillwater Kilts" LINK: https://store.stillwaterkilts.com/
Be careful hovering your finger over the key board enter key - once pressed delivery is prompt and as noted by Uncle Al service is outstanding !
Another source for fairly priced kilts that I would recommend is SportKilt LINK: https://sportkilt.com/
There are lots and lots of kilt merchants in business - work up a frequent buyer program for even better service (sales) results.
Can't afford the expense of a new kilt - consider eBay - look for something within your budget (shop the Make an Offer you might score here).

Returning to the crux of this thread - ultra light weight dance kilts - - -
I don't think you are dwelling on thin almost sheer wispy nylon a ballet type skirt -
Probably a poly-viscose (acrylic) with no weighted wool factor -
I would venture to comment certainly not a utility canvas cargo construction.
And as for hem length something just above the knee ?
Skip the accessories of the sporran and other formal accoutrements.
"YES SKIRTING MATTERS"!
"Kilt-On" -or- as the case may be "Skirt-On" !
WHY ?
Isn't wearing a kilt enough?
Well a skirt will do in a pinch!
Make mine short and don't you dare think of pinching there !
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Ah, yes, forgot about Sport Kilt - https://sportkilt.com/
The basic Sport Kilt is economical, lightweight and comfortable. I have two that I use mostly to lounge around the house. In fact, my oldest kilt is a Blackwatch Sport Kilt with no "upgrades" - it still looks great and is very comfortable.

However, as I type this I am wearing my 2nd oldest kilt, a casual kilt in American Heritage from USA Kilts.
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Re: ultra light dance kilt on the budget

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update, well I went with usa kilts semi traditional. I also purchase several yards of "plaid uniform fabric" from amazon made for school uniforms skirts to make a lighter contemporary version.
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