Today is the day of the Oktoberfest opening. For the next 16 days the city will be filled with tons of tourists and party atmosphere. But since yesterday the city was full of girls and boy wearing their traditional and not so traditional pieces for a little warm up. Some of the Dirndl the girls had on were amazing and some were just a big No-Go. I thought I would share some of my Dirndl No-Go’s that I think are more than awful.
1) Too short Dirndl
Even with so called mini Dirndl the length of the skirt has grown over the last few years but there are still some of this ultra short mini Dirndl around. Which are in my eyes a huge No-Go. The actual length of Dirndl should start from the knee on. While wearing shorter ones I think it kills the proportions of the dress and you at risk to show everything you are wearing underneath.
2) Too big Dirndl
A Dirndl has the right fit when you can’t put a hand in between the dress and your bust and it’s tight enough that you barely can close it. Well it will be not the most comfiest dress you’ll wear but believe me it will look 1000 times better fitted right than being a bit loose. I mostly buy my Dirndl a size smaller and get it altered to my needs this way it has the perfect fit.
3) Not wearing a blouse
Fun fact is that the weather is mostly amazing and warm during Oktoberfest. Which means sometimes you’ll be sweating away in you Dirndl but still there will be no reason to skip wearing you blouse underneath. I think it’s the finishing touch of the look and makes you Dirndl pop out.
4) False way of wearing your apron
Growing up in the deepest part of Bavaria I learned one thing while going to traditional kind of festivals: boys will be checking out you apron. Why? So they know if they have a chance. Tying the bow on the right side will save you from talking to guys you may be did never want to talk to. So here is how it’s done:
Right side: the girl is in relationship no need to start flirting
Left side: the girl is single and open to mingle
Middle: often mistaken for not sure, but traditionally meaning the girl is still virgin
On the back: either the girl works at one of the tents as waitress or she’s a widow
And now I’m done talking about the things that I think are awful! Wishing you fun at this years Oktoberfest!
Photos: Bastian Ramoser