The dirndl is the famous popular traditional dress worn in Germany, especially from the state of Bavaria. It is also worn in Switzerland, Austria, the small country or pricipality of Liechtenstein, and South Tyrol (an autonomous province in northern Italy). The dirndl costume dress is based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants. I can only imagine how beautiful the peasant women and girls looked in their classic dirndl oufits.
Wait! I don’t have to imagine what the girls look like in dirndl. I just have to look up some festive pics from recent Oktoberfests in Munich, Germany (Munchen, Deutschland). Just like these great Oktoberfest photos right here.
The dirndl is made up of a number of different peices. It consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt and apron. This may seem too plain and simple, but a properly made modern dirndl may be quite tailored and expensive. Sometimes these dirndl costumes are cut from costly hand printed silk fabrics. Sounds just nice for the traditional fashion girl or the classy Bavarian lady. Or a wealthy Oktoberfest girl!
There are winter and summer designs for the dirndl. The winter style dirndl is heavier, with warm skirts and aprons made of thick cotton, linen, velvet or wool. The sleeves are long to protect against the chilly winds. The colors are mainly rich and dark.
On the other hand the summer style is lighter and a lot more risque. Often made of lightweight cotton with short sleeves. Definitelt at the Oktoberfest teh summer dirndl dress or skirt is short and blouses are more revealing. Epsecially for the busty maidens.
Dirndl accessories include a long or short apron tied round the waist, a waistcoat or a wool shawl for cold times. Vibrantly coloured, hand printed silk scarfs and silk aprons are worn.
Oktoberfest Girls Dressed In Dirndls Part 3
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