Kilt Measurement Guide
Measuring for a Gents Kilt (and Older Boys)
Taking Your Measurements: For men it is important to have the correct "starting point". this is
exactly 2 inches above the hip bone.
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)
Whilst kneeling on the floor and keeping your back upright. That is,
not looking forward and down whilst taking the measurement, measure
from the starting point ( 2 inches above hip) to the floor. There is a
temptation to lean forward to view the measurement but this causes an
inaccurate length measurement. The Kilt length should be to the
centre of the knee.
Measuring for a Ladies
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)
Whilst kneeling on the floor and keeping
your back upright. That is,
not looking forward and down whilst
taking the measurement,
measure from the starting point to the floor.
There is a temptation to
lean forward to view the measurement but
this causes an inaccurate
length measurement.
Measuring 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.