Ceilidh Dress Code  -  What to wear to a ceilidh?                                       Kilts appeal to the imagination  ...

Answers to  Freqently Asked Questions:


FAQ  - Consider:


VENUES:  Air conditioned venues are rare – Lauriston Hall in Edinburgh is about the only one; so dress in layers or bring a fresh t-shirt for later on.

          Local Church Hall ceilidhs: anything goes – but remember you’re doing exercise so layer outfits so you can cool off.  Natural fibres are more comfortable like you’d wear in a hot climate or humid place: linen, 100% cotton, silk, Viscose (which is made from wood pulp) or Modal (from Beech wood pulp) are more comfortable than synthetics.  You’ll want to take your fleece off after the first dance…

 

 

See the photos of previous events:

 http://www.meetup.com/ceilidh-meetup/photos/

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SHOES: Comfortable shoes:  hiking boots or trainers are often seen – dance shoes or leather pumps are optional.   Cotton or canvas lace up shoes are cool.   Stilettos are banned from some venues – not for your own health and safety: they have caused serious injuries to other people being stood on by accident.

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Kilts appeal to the imagination...

 

Black Leather Brogues are popular with kilts for the gentlemen. 

 

Cotton or Canvas shoes are cool for dancing  (similar to  Converse or Keds or Vans)

 

Trainers or walking shoes are comfortable.

 

Specialist insoles made by "Noene" are available size 1mm, 2mm or 4mm thick to fit dance shoes for extra comfort for ladies and gents.

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             It's always great to see the men in kilts at the ceilidhs. You'll see a variety of outfits in the recent photos and your hubby shouldn't feel pressured into wearing a kilt to the first ceilidh. As long as you have comfortable shoes, smart or casual is fine, even walking boots. 

    

 Ceilidh (to quote from Eat Haggis & Ceilidh On, published by Bookspeed "Ceilidh - always means having a good time."  Other quotes: "Very uplifting,  not just the kilts"  Ceilidhs lift your spirits.



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PRICE: Check the ticket price – as you may expect at an expensive ceilidh event you’d could see more formal outfits: kilts for the guys with black jackets (the Charlie or Argyle Black formal kilt Jackets), or tartan trews and cocktail dresses for the ladies, rather than full length as you’re dancing and could trip on a long dress. 

        The Ballroom of the Assembly Rooms in George Street was a great venue for seeing kilts and more dressy outfits.

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Foot Gloves are optional

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 Think if someone wearing stilettos to tred on your toes?  Please wear comfortable shoes for our benefit.

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 To quote one of Edinburgh's regular ceilidh dancers, David Roy:

"Pretty well anything goes, dress up or dress down as you wish and feel comfortable wearing. Only one thing I can think of that is a definate No No NO - stiletto heels. Comfortable flat shoes are best - possibly driving shoes or even your old ballet pumps.

          Other clothing should be layered so you can strip off to regulate temperature - you WILL get "warm" to say the least. It's a better workout than any gym can provide. Flouncy dress or skirt, many lasses wear kilted mini skirts. Do not worry about spending in the bar - avid ceilidh dancers make it a cheap night out and bring water by the 4.54 litres (gallons in old British money)" David Roy  14/9/12

 

KILTS appeal to the imagination...