*sponsored content* The Dirndl probably is the most flattering piece of clothing ever invented. In all my years of going to events that required traditional clothing, I haven’t seen one woman who didn’t look absolutely fabulous in her traditional dress. Sure, wearing a Lederhosen is great too, but there’s nothing that will ever come close to the perfect Dirndl. It gives you the perfect figure: Wide hips, small waist and a beautiful cleavage.
I bought my first Dirndl at the age of 15. It’s a bright blue, rather short one with heavy embroidery and glitter. At that time it was the perfect fit. The one you can see on the pictures is my current favourite. It’s a classic “Kärntner Dirndl”. I just love the combination of the dark blue dress and red apron. It’s a no-fuss dress and can be worn to any occasion. When going out
HOW TO STYLE A DIRNDL
When going out (e.g. to the Villacher Kirchtag) I usually wear Converse with it and leave out the blouse to make the dress appear more casual. Also, it’s much more comfortable this way. If you’re not used to wearing things as tight as the Dirndl, you’ll find yourself thinking you’ll suffocate when you first put it on. The waistline of a Dirndl is pretty much similar to a corset and needs to sit tight in order for it to properly fit. Not too tight though, you still want to be able to breathe.
When attending a wedding or other, more sophisticated, gatherings I usually dress it up with pumps, a fancy clutch and a pretty blouse underneath. This is what I love about Dirndl. They are so versatile. They look good on everyone and can be styled for literally every occasion. So cool! Just keep in mind that your dress should at least cover your knees. There is a wide range of rather short dresses. However, real Dirndl should be a bit longer and (at least) cover your knees.
HOW TO TIE YOUR APRON
For Dirndl beginners this might be a bit confusing. However, if you decide to wear a Dirndl to an event you gotta know how/where to tie your apron without sending out unwanted signals. Speaking of the apron. Another thing I love about Dirndl is how you can easily switch up styles by exchanging your apron. Anyways, here’s your ultimate Dirndl Bow Guide:
- LEFT: If you tie your apron on the left side this means you’re single and open for a flirt.
- RIGHT: Having your apron tied on the right side means you’re taken. If that means you’re married or just in a relationship is up to interpretation. You can opt for this side if you want to show that you’re not interested in flirting.
- IN THE MIDDLE: If you see someone having tied their apron in the middle, they probably didn’t know how to tie it correctly. Originally tying your apron in the middle meant to say that you’re a virgin. Nowadays, however, I’d simply steer clear of tying it this way.
- IN THE BACK: Women with their apron tied in the back are either widows or waitresses. I think you can find out who is who on your own.
As you can see on the pictures, the Dirndl I own is a rather dark one. Currently, I am on the hunt for a lighter version to wear at weddings and fancy occasions. I found this one and other beautiful dirndl online at Peek & Cloppenburg and i love it. It’s bright, airy and looks a bit more grown up. Combined with Espadrilles, an embroidered Cardigan and a fedora it would be perfect for autumnal traditional events, weddings and more.
MY DIRNDL WISHLIST
What do you think about Dirndl? Do you have one? If yes, what does it look like? Also, what do you think of this blush pink one? Shall I order it?