Dress

Dress
Part of the particular appeal of the Ball is that everyone attending is wearing traditional formal evening dress. The dress requirements are stated below in summary and in detail.
Please note that those not correctly dressed will be refused entry.
If you are unsure about any aspect of the dress code, please contact the Ball Secretary.

Ladies
Essential:
Floor length evening dress, or
Mess dress (for those entitled to wear it) with full length skirt

Optional, but encouraged:
Tiaras
Clan tartan sashes
Orders and Decorations

Gentlemen
Essential:
Highland evening dress comprising kilt and sporran, evening jacket of black broadcloth or coloured velvet, white evening shirt and black bow tie or lace jabot, or
Evening dress, comprising black evening tail coat, white shirt with wing collar, white bow tie and white waistcoat, or
Mess dress, worn according to regulations, with, preferably, where permitted, any more formal variation such as stiff shirt, wing collar and black bow tie
No dinner jackets

Optional, but encouraged:
Orders and Decorations

Please note that if taking part in the set reels gentleman taking part must wear highland evening dress or mess kit, tail coats only if part of mess dress, and ladies must wear clan sashes