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How to Pick the Perfect Dirndl For Oktoberfest

An essential part of spending the day at Oktoberfest is wearing traditional clothes, and dirndl dresses. Continue reading to learn how to pick the perfect Dirndl for Oktoberfest.

How to Pick the Perfect Dirndl For Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest Attire – for women
What to wear to Oktoberfest: a Dirndl

Okay, so first things first — if you don’t know what “Oktoberfest” is…read more about Oktoberfest here. Then check out our list of Oktoberfests around the world and decide which ones you’ll be attending.

Now we can focus on the perfect wiesn outfit for the ladies. Men, check out our article about picking out Lederhosen for your next Oktoberfest.

 

What is a Dirndl?

A dirndl is the name of the traditional dress worn in Austria, South Tyrol and Bavaria. The range of dirndl dresses is staggering. There are a variety of colours, blouse types and lengths. Some are long, some are short and some are really short. Really, really short. But all this means is that there is a perfect version of the dirndl for every taste and comfort level.

 


Want to attend Oktoberfest?
Check out these Oktoberfest Events Around the World.

 

Picking the Perfect Dirndl for Oktoberfest:

For picking out the perfect dirndl aka: famous Oktoberfest outfit for women, we thought we’d go to the experts:

The Perfect Wiesn Outfit
Guide to Buying and Wearing a Dirndl

 

 

Video: What’s Up with the Dirndl Anyway?!

 

Buying a good-quality Dirndl goes a long way

If you get a good quality dirndl, it can last you several Oktoberfests, so don’t be afraid to splurge a little and get something that will last. You can also get extra use out of it by letting it double as a costume for those end of October Halloween parties.

Well Cinderella, now that you have your gown, you are ready for the ball!

 

Have your Dirndl ordered and ready to go? Check out these other Oktoberfest posts:

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