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    Tartan to a cèilidh?

    Hi!

    I'm invited to a cèilidh and since I'm not Scottish I was wondering what to wear. Or rather, if it would be ok for me to wear my favourite dress...

    It's a vintage style swing dress (below knee) in the Black Watch tartan. I wear it to different occations in my home country since it's always appropriate, very comfy and works well with different types of dress codes. And I get a lot of compliments on it, too. So, would it be offensive to Scots if I wore it? I'm hoping it would be seen as respectful, since I really love Scotland, but you never know. I have the same dress in the Stewart Dress (Modern) tartan but I don't think that's a "universal" tartan, so I guess that's def not an option.

    I would really, really appreciate your thoughts on the matter!

    Best regards

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    Welcome to the forum. I think it would be very appropriate to wear either of them. Both the BW and the RS have through time become “universal” tartans.
    Enjoye the ceilidh!
    Last edited by Liam; 26th March 18 at 11:35 AM.
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    well, that comes from poor judgement."
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    tpa

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    Welcome and enjoy!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Welcome from the Northeast of Scotland.
    I'm assuming the ceilidh is in Scotland and I'm sure Scots would be very happy if you wore either tartan - it would be so nice to have a Swedish lady present and you will soon learn our dances. Doesn't matter if you get them a little bit wrong - everyone does!
    All the best,
    Alan

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    Sounds lovely.
    Wear petticoats for the dancing and to look fabulous!
    I love the vintage style swing dresses in Tartan.
    Just don’t go overboard with sashes and accessories in tartan, have plain solid colour shoes bag etc ... let the dress stand out.
    Have a great time.

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    Welcome new friend. My son does swing dancing and his partners use patterned dress but never tartan. I like the idea of either one you choose and am sure either will be well received.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neloon View Post
    Welcome from the Northeast of Scotland.
    I'm assuming the ceilidh is in Scotland
    ....and if we assume the cèilidh is in Sweden?
    Last edited by Profane James; 26th March 18 at 06:16 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Profane James View Post
    ....and if we assume the cèilidh is in Sweden?
    Oh, just as happy, of course.

    Alan
    Last edited by neloon; 22nd April 18 at 08:30 AM.

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    Thank you all for your kind welcome and advice! And yes, the cèilidh is in Scotland.

    I really appreciate that you all took the time to answer and put my mind at ease. Happy Easter to you!

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    A warm Scottish welcome from the middle of England. I can't think of anything more appropriate than a tartan swing dress for a lady at a ceilidh, whatever her origin. Make sure you post some pictures afterwards.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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