How Wearing a Kilt Can Build Your Self-Confidence

How Wearing a Kilt Can Build Your Self-Confidence

If you’re reading this article, you’re likely considering wearing a kilt for the first time. Or perhaps you already wear kilts, and you’re looking for a little reassurance. We all need the occasional boost to our self-esteem, and sporting a kilt can provide just that if you do it right.

Kilts Improve Self-Esteem

Developing self-confidence takes practice, whether you’re male or female. It’s something we learn as children that shapes our personalities. But we don’t stop working on our self-confidence once we become adults. Most of us frequently look for ways to  increase our feelings of self-worth and value.

Wearing a kilt is one sure-fire way to boost your self-esteem. Not only does it put you on display and attract attention, but it opens up opportunities for you to talk about your heritage. It’s also a great confidence builder for children and teaches them why we strive to keep our traditions alive.

Wearing a Kilt with Confidence

If you’re preparing to wear your first kilt in public, here are few tips that will help you exhibit self-assurance:

  • Try it at home first. Make sure your new kilt fits well, and you know how to fasten all the buckles properly. Wear it around your house and get used to the feel. The more you practice at home, the easier it will be to take the kilt out on the town later.
  • Go out with friends. Whether your friends are dressed in kilts or not, it’s always a good ego boost to be surrounded by your best mates when faced with a new situation. If you feel uncomfortable being the only one wearing a kilt, make it a wager and see how many of your friends join you in your new venture.
  • Prepare yourself for comments, both good and bad. Being shamed is the most common reason men refuse to wear a kilt in public. They’re afraid they’ll be called out for “wearing a skirt.” Although you’ll likely draw attention when you sport a kilt, it won’t all be bad. In fact, women tend to gravitate to men who can wear a kilt with confidence. It’s also a great way to strike up a conversation. Just keep in mind that most comments (and glances) will be positive ones, and you’ll be well on your way to making a good impression.

Regardless of whether this is your first or tenth kilt, exhibiting self-confidence when wearing one is something that comes with practice and time. In fact, you may initially feel the exact opposite of confident, but don’t give up. Be proud of your heritage, and pass your traditions on to the next generation just as your ancestors did. Remember that, and you’ll stand out above the crowd every time you wear your kilt.


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