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    What type of blouse with wife's hostess skirt

    Hello all,
    The wife has a new Elliott hostess skirt.
    We need to find a nice blouse for her to wear to Stone Mountain.
    We need some guidance on acceptable styles.
    I typically wear traditional style ie button shirt, brouges.
    We wish to look appropriate together.

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    My wife, AKA Mrs Jock, usually wears white or cream long sleeved blouse, made from cotton, linen or silk , sometimes with subtle and sparse embroidery on them, when wearing a hostess style tartan(mine) skirt. If cold then a woollen cardigan of appropriate colour and patterns often floral (not tartan) and rarely, but sometimes, a short tartan jacket in a matching tartan to the skirt and sensible leather shoes(not clumpy army style boots!) if walking over grass.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 5th September 16 at 12:07 PM.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    I would not argue with anything Jock Scot suggests, but would add that a dark coloured knitted sleeveless bolero is useful for a little extra warmth without distracting too much from the elegance of the blouse.

    Anne the Pleater
    I presume to dictate to no man what he shall eat or drink or wherewithal he shall be clothed."
    -- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.

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    My wife just wears something simple - white, black, navy, cream, etc. and lets the tartan do the talking. Style varies with temperature and since our games tend to be in hot summer weather something light is usually going to be the best answer.




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    Very, very nice !! She looks great in everything!
    Bonnie Heather Greene, Kiltmaker and Artist
    Traditional hand stitched kilts, kilt alterations, kilt-skirts

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    "Acceptable" can mean just about anything. And, Georgia can be very warm or quite chilly in October. A long skirt might be too hot to wear; then again, she might need a jacket of some sort, regardless of blouse choice.
    --dbh

    When given a choice, most people will choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piperdbh View Post
    "Acceptable" can mean just about anything. And, Georgia can be very warm or quite chilly in October. A long skirt might be too hot to wear; then again, she might need a jacket of some sort, regardless of blouse choice.
    Initially, reading the title, I thought, since you're borrowing her skirt, just ask her which blouse to put with it. Then sanity
    (I have no idea whose) kicked in and I opened it the thread to find the more mundane reality. Although, this being Atlanta,
    you might be amazed how few looks you'd get. I've seen more than one man in a woman's kilt at Stone Mountain.

    In agreement with advice above. Stone Mountain may blazing hot or quite cool. Or both in the same day. I wear tees,
    mostly. Sometimes long sleeves to the games on Saturday, but usually regret it.
    Last edited by tripleblessed; 9th September 16 at 07:59 AM.

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    I do appreciate the helpful comments.
    I think the t-shirt look would be silly on her.

    I posted in the womens section.
    How anyone would imagine a man, unknown to them as cross dressing is rather disturbing.

    The long range weather forcasts are funny. I live in the south.

    In all seriousness, the style was what I was asking about.
    Todds photos were helpfull.

    Thank you.

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    Interesting question.
    - I don't really wear shirts/blouses as they don't sit well on me.
    My best suggestion is something plain in style, in a toning colour.
    Therefore something that suits her figure (she'll know)
    - There are some nice wrap/surplice style tops that would look lovely with a hostess length.
    - Our Highland Games are often hot and I find a singlet top suitable with a cotton cardigan or bolero as Anne suggested if needed. It can be dressy or casual depending on the style
    -Whilst chunky boots may not be "correct" they are practical depending on the terrain and won't really be seen. (I wear Doc's under my long skirt)
    - Most women know what style and cut suits them on their upper body so use her knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBoatFl View Post
    I do appreciate the helpful comments.
    I think the t-shirt look would be silly on her.

    I posted in the womens section.
    How anyone would imagine a man, unknown to them as cross dressing is rather disturbing.

    The long range weather forcasts are funny. I live in the south.

    In all seriousness, the style was what I was asking about.
    Todds photos were helpfull.

    Thank you.
    All appropriate apologies offered. I came to this by "Today's Posts", not the forum, so didn't see and was not thinking
    "Women's Section", nor was I thinking crossdressing. Just the flow and play of words. The guys at the games in kilts
    made for women were unaware there was a difference, having found them in thrift shops.

    Will be good to meet both of you at the games. We have a pre-games get-together at the Tavern in Conyers not far
    time wise from the games, please consider joining us if you'll be here Friday night.

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