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How to Pick the Perfect Dirndl For Oktoberfest

An essential part of spending a perfect day at the Oktoberfest is wearing traditional clothes, and dirndl dresses are just the best for celebrating.

How to Pick the Perfect Dirndl For Oktoberfest

Okay, so first things first — if you don’t know what the heck “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.

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. But how do you pick the right one for you?


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FYI–traditional garments are not required, but a classic lederhosen or dirndl improves the taste of the beer.

*Lederhosen/dirndls not included; costumes may not actually improve the taste of beer.


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

This article “The Perfect Wiesn Outfit” from the official Oktoberfest website in Munich is a wealth of knowledge and incredibly helpful.

We also liked this blog post “Guide to Buying and Wearing a Dirndl” from Kaffee Und Kuchen by a Canadian ex-pat living in Germany.

Finally, for those of you who need a visual guide this video from Dana Newman, an American ex-pat who moved to Germany was great.

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!

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