The costume where dancers have the most freedom to express their personality, aside from choreography, is the jig!
For females, the costume can be based around a dress or a skirt, and accessorized with a bodice or cummerbund. The outfit is topped off with an apron, that can be embellished with a small shamrock. Most of these costume pieces can also be made to be reversible, providing endless options for customization!
Do you like bright kelly green or rich emerald green? Perhaps you love a bright red or a rich ruby - from colors to trim options to accessorizing, your jig outfit can be designed exactly to your specifications!
The hornpipe suit can be either navy or white, with either a navy or denim blue collar.
Modeled after the uniform of the British Navy, the sailor suit is a crisp, clean costume that fits the nature of this character dance. Thistle Do Nicely creates hornpipe suits for both male and female dancers.
While there is no true difference between a hornpipe for a male or female, Thistle Do Nicely hornpipe suits for female dancers feature additional tailoring to flatter the dancer's shape.