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Boys Kilt Outfit for formal wedding - chav or class ?
It's not a Scottish wedding, although I can think of some attendees with Scots surnames I doubt they'll be dressing for their heritage.
There's few occasions fitting for this outfit and as my son has Scottish ancestry and Scots surname, I thought it might be ideal to wear his history.
I also first thought of chinos and waistcoat look, but at two years old and with the prettiest face, he is going to look adorable (big, silly sigh). His sister is a flower girl for the bride.
I expect there will be a uniform of chinos and waistcoats amongst the many trillions of toddlers present, I just wanted him to look a little bit different but not too different it detracts from the overall formal theme.
I can see that if we had no Scottish heritage, it would not be appropriate.
Sorry but another no here. If no-one else is dressed that way you are in danger of making everyone assume that he is a part of the wedding party too - a bit like dressing a girl in a bridesmaidy type dress when she isn't a bridesmaid IYSWIM.
Myself and DH are Scottish, DCs born in England. At a Scottish wedding this spring, ALL the males (even the kids) wore kilts. Apart from my DS (age 3), who had the mother of all tantrums as soon as he clapped eyes on his kilt. In the end he wore navy blue linen trousers, plain white shirt and navy linen waistcoat with a heavy-knit cardigan over it all. He looked lovely. DMIL was most upset, she wanted him in a kilt.
If the wedding is not in Scotland, and there are not many Scots attending then your DS would stand out a lot and, not wanting to sound like a meanie, but people may snigger and then make some silly comments once they've had a beer or two. My opinion is that kilts on under-5s are a no-no. The shirts hang out, the socks hang down and they look a mess. Although, as mentioned above, white t-shirts and tank tops are a nice neat look with kilts for littlies.
agreed talking, if you are scottish or the weding is aking place in scotland. I love a man wearing a kilt and think it looks fab, however for a non Scot to wear one at an English wedding looks ridiculous. IMO