About Us

What our move means to you:

  • To our new UK customers - Welcome to Highland In Style and a whole new way of finding your costume supplies!!  We're not new to this game, we helped write the rules!! Established when the global retail market could be counted on one hand, Highland In Style (Marg's Highland Dancewear at the time over 30 years ago) set out to bring costumes direct to you at the most affordable price possible.  You likely knew us without even knowing it.  One of only 2 designers of what became known as "Canadian Tartans" - our line of 50 tartans are designed by, milled for, and supplied by us.  We love our Scottish partners in this industry, and will continue to supply their shops with our tartans. They (and you) will now have near immediate access to our stock.
  • You will find us attending many of your local events and competitions.  We have deep roots in the community and love getting out to see our friends and family.  We will attend events all around Scotland.  If you are a competition organizer and would like us to attend - contact us.  
  • A message for our Canadian customers - You will find that your shipping rates are almost the same as what Canada Post charged when we were in Calgary.  BUT - we no longer have to charge you HST, PST, or GST, and that means big savings for you.
  • You will find all of our same products on offer while we maintain our commitment to keep prices affordable for all dancers to enjoy this much loved sport and art form.
  • You can now shop in your own home currency as prices will automatically reflect your current location.
  • We will continue to ship worldwide using the most affordable shipping methods available to us.  This will be a combination of local postal services and DHL courier for some international destinations.
  • We will continue to offer immediate availability of items such as
    • Aboyne Skirts
    • Hornpipe Suits
    • Jig skirts
    • National and Jig Dresses
    • Blouses & Undershirts
    • Underskirts / Pettycoats
    • Dance Briefs
    • Jig Accessories
    • Billy Forsyth Ghillies
    • Tartan & Velvet
    • This means you're not waiting 3, 4, 6 or more months for these items.  Unless there is a stock issue, those items will ship to you within days - not months!!
  • We will continue to offer fast turn around times on kilts, vests, and jackets.  Our kilts typically run on a 5 week turnaround.  Our vests and jackets are still made in Canada and will run approximately 6 weeks.  We will continue to offer our standard sized black velvet items ready for immediate shipping (as soon as we build up our inventory).

Welcome to Highland In Style!

Highland In Style Ltd. is a privately held limited company originally based in Calgary Canada, but recently moved to Scotland. In 2024 we packed up our kilts and moved to Scotland to reconnect with our roots.  Highland In Style has been supplying dancers since 1993. The company is operated by Marg Johnson, active in highland dancing forwell over 40 years, and her son Ian Johnson a dancer himself for 14 years. Originally operating as Marg's Highland Dancewear, a re-branding took place in 2014 with the launch of our online store.

Highland In Style manufactures and sells everything a Highland Dancer needs from head to toe. Highland and National vests, Highland jackets, Hornpipe and Jig costumes, Aboyne outfits, shawls, slips, peasant blouses, and Jig aprons. We also carry dance briefs, cotton velvet, 100% Wool Tartans for Kilts, and Highland braid & buttons. All our merchandise meets the dress regulations of the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing, and can be shipped almost anywhere in the world. Our costumes are made in both Canada and Scotland, using some of the finest materials available.  We are extremely proud of our exclusive tartan range which is not only made in Scotland, but pays tribute to the history of each tartan by maintaining it's clan, district, or commemorative name throughout history. All of your Highland Dance Supplies are available through Highland In Style thanks to our collaboration with a team of fantastic seamstresses, kilt and sock makers.

Highland In Style accepts all major credit cards as well as direct funds transfers.  You will find us in person with our pop-up shop at local competitions throughout Scotland, ScotDance Canada Championship Series "Canadians", and various BATD and SDTA conferences.

Highland In Style Ltd. is registered in England with Companies House Registration Number 15054551

Meet the people behind Highland In Style.

History of Highland In Style Ltd.

Marg has been meeting the dance supply needs of highland dancers in Alberta since 1993, and since 2000 has aggressively expanded to service all of Canada, the United States and the world via phone and internet sales.  In 2014 Marg re-branded as Highland in Style. Marg has extensive knowledge of highland dancing from her experience as a parent to the Johnson dancing family and even her own highland dancing days in Bow Hill, Scotland. Two of Marg’s children were champion highland dancers, both are members of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, and they ran a successful dance school in Calgary, Alberta where they coached local, national, and international championship winners.  In late 2023 Marg and the business relocated back to her homeland and resettled in Scotland.  From the new base in Scotland, highland In Style continues to serve dancers all around the world.

Marg is a life member of both the Calgary and Alberta Highland Dancing Associations where she spent over twenty years as a volunteer and holder of several executive office positions. Upon the receipt of her life memberships in the Alberta and Calgary Highland Dancing Associations she was commended for "her commitment to providing Alberta dancers with quality and affordable Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing regulation costumes". Marg’s costumes meet all current Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing regulations and she keeps up with these regulations through her active participation in highland dancing associations and relationships with highland dancing professionals around the world. Many champion dancers wear costumes and plaids supplied by Marg and she prides herself on both her affordable prices and quality products.


Customer Comments 

What you have said to us over the years!

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! The outfits arrived Tuesday … we picked them up yesterday and they are beautiful. The girls both loved their tartans anad they are of superb quality. Thank you so much for helping us out! We love them !!! KC, Missouri

  • I got the jig dress yesterday and it is wonderful. The dress is made beautifully. Catherine is so excited! I’ll bring the dress to class to show the other parents and her teacher. Thanks for such great service. SM, New Hampshire

  • Thanks very much for the lovely Aboyne outfit I bought from you.  I am really pleased with it, looks wonderful on and my daughter loves it. Once again thank you! VB & SB, New Zealand

  • Thanks so much for sending my order so fast. Everything is perfect and my little dancer looks great! KL

  • Just received my vest. It’s wonderful! Fits great and the workmanship is outstanding. Plus I got it in a week! Can’t wait to show the vest off in class. Get ready for lots of orders from Ohio. I’ll be ordering a white dress in the very near future! Thanks afain! LA, Ohio

  • Hannah’s vest arrived on Monday and fits very well. She immediately put on the whole outfit and danced in the living room for ½ hour! MM

  • Thanks for your help in getting the order to us asap. We will be ordering from you most definitely in the future. M

  • We received order early last week. Lovely and fits perfect. DM, New Brunswick

  • We got the vest today. She is thrilled! LF, Ontario