Kilt Measurement Guide

Measuring for a Gents Kilt (and Older Boys)

gents_measurementTaking Your Measurements: For men it is important to have the correct “starting point”. this is exactly 2 inches above the hip bone. The natural waist is usually around the belly button level.

WAIST (1)

From this starting point measure around the stomach , this is the waist measurement. Note, this waist measurement is not the same as a trouser waist measurement, as the kilt is worn higher the waist measurement is usually greater than the trouser measurement.

SEAT (2)

Take the widest area across the bottom, and measure around, do not put the tape measure tight, this should be a fairly loose measurement.

LENGTH (3)

Stand straight looking forward, measure from 1 inch above the natural waist – usually the belly button level. The 1 inch above allows for the waistband. Measure straight down to the desired length. For Gents this is usually the middle of the knee. Some like it a bit above the middle.
ladies_measurement

Measuring for a Ladies Kilt

WAIST (1)

This is the starting point. Take your normal waist measurement, around the thinnest part.

 MID-HIP (2)

This measurement should be halfway between the waist and seat (bottom).

SEAT (3)

Take the widest area across the bottom, and measure around, do not put the tape measure tight, this should be a fairly loose measurement.

LENGTH (4)

Stand straight – looking forward. Measure from 1 inch above your natural waist (this allows for the waistband) straight down to the desired length.

kids_measurementMeasuring for a Young Child’s Kilt

WAIST (1)

This is the starting point. Take a normal waist measurement, around the point of the belly button.

LENGTH (2)

From the waist point measure to the centre of the knee.