Our costume

Every morris side has a distinctive costume, and a wide variety of colours and styles can be seen at any morris gathering.

Each side chooses its own design, there are no special rules except that morris men always wear bells on their legs, and always wear a hat! The rest of the costume, its colours and motifs, are usually chosen to reflect the town or area that the side represents

Other Isle of Wight dance sides

There are several other Morris and folk-dance sides on the Isle of Wight

There are three ladies sides: The Oyster Girls and The Wight Bells both perform dances in the north-west tradition, while The Island Cloggies perform clog dances mainly from the north-east.

Many of the Men of Wight are married or otherwise related to members of these three sides.


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