Welcome, beautiful ladies!
Griaß di and welcome to Dirndl.com, the Online Shop with perhaps the biggest selection of Dirndl in the whole world! With us, you will find over 450 distinctive types of Dirndl from well-known brand names such as Alpentrachten-Dirndl, Krüger-Dirndl, Stockerpoint, Moser-Dirndl, and Hammerschmid-Dirndl. Length, colour, style - find the right Dirndl that suits you best. No matter if its a Mini, Mid-Length or Full-Length Dirndl; blue, pink or burgundy; sexy, classy or chic; low-cut or high-necked - we can offer you the best selection! Would you like to know more about
- Dirndl lengths,
- Possible combinations,
- Trendy colours,
- Styling Tips
Are you interested in the wonderful story of our beloved Dirndl dress? Then please continue reading!
Lets start with the most traditional model - The Full-length Dirndl. This model (also known as a Maxi-Dirndl), has a length of at least 80cm. The well-established traditional costume manufacturers swear by the full-length Dirndl, however the design has evolved in the last few years. Cotton and linen in natural colours are still en vogue, however lighter fabrics and patters are now popular with full-length Dirndl. Have you been invited to a traditional folk festival or costume party? Then you can't go wrong with a full-length Dirndl in muted colours.
- Full-length (Maxi) Dirndl: Skirt length at least 80cm
Our favourite model- The Mid-Length (Midi) Dirndl! Depending on your dress size, this can be just above the knee, or slightly covering. With a length of 60 - 75cm, this modern Dirndl dress is suitable for almost every occasion: Folk Festivals such as Oktoberfest, Formal Events, Weddings, Garden Parties & more. The Mid-Length Dirndl is once again incredibly versatile this year.
- Mid-Length Dirndl: Skirt length between 60 - 75cm
And last but not least - The Mini-Dirndl is the shortest of our Dirndl dress range with a length of 50 - 60cm. Traditional costume manufacturers such as Krüger-Dirndl have made the Mini-Dirndl socially acceptable in recent years. Young girls in particular are increasingly opting for the short version of the Dirndl - and why not!!! The mini skirt has after all been around since the 1960's.
- Mini-Dirndl: Skirt length from 50 to 60cm
By the way: the length of a Dirndl dress is clearly dependent on the size of the wearer. Women with smaller frames can also wear a Mini-Dirndl as a Mid-Length, whereas for taller women a Mid-length Dirndl may look great as a Mini. You can therefore tailor the Dirndl length to your body size. Within our Dirndl range you will find dresses with lengths ranging from 50 - 80cm..
The Dirndl and its unlimited combinations
One would think that a Dirndl dress is already pretty exciting enough with the dress, apron and bodice, which are collectively very eye-catching. However, lets not forget another important part - the Dirndl Blouse! Although Dirndl dresses have been worn without a blouse for some years now, the classic, traditional style requires a pretty Dirndl Blouse in white or black. Psst! We love high-necked Dirndl Blouses and those with laces. Plus, this year we have added a whole new range of models of various brands just for you (see links to the categories below). Have fun browsing!
In addition to the matching blouse, fashion-conscious girls and Oktoberfest fashionistas are always asking the same important questions:
Which Shoes go with a Dirndl?
- Dirndl Pumps
- Dirndl Sneakers
- Dirndl Slippers
What should you wear over the top?
- Costume Jacket
- Dirndl Poncho
Which accessories can be combined?
- Dirndl Necklaces
- Dirndl Clutch Bags
- Hair Accessories
- Dress Socks
And what else? Dirndl Petticoats & Push-up Bras - these parts shouldn't be missing either! The Petticoat gives you the freedom to move, whereas the Dirndl Push-up Bra gives you even more cleavage.
Another important question is - how do I tie the Dirndl waist Bow? Well, quite simply:
- To the left, single and ready to mingle!
- To the right, too bad boys and girls - she's taken!
- In the middle - is worn by children!
- At the back - the lady is either a Widow or Waitress!
By the way: if you don't feel like wearing a Dirndl Bow, you can also fall back on the ultimate 2023 trend: Dirndl Clasps! These wonderful clasps are a great accessory to a Dirndl Bow and come in all sorts of designs from deer antlers to hearts.
By the way - we can tell you all about the Dirndl trends of 2023
The good thing about our beloved Trachten Fashion is that it never really goes out of fashion. If you buy a Dirndl, you don't have to be afraid that in a few years the fashion police will stop you in the street and order you to change your outfit. In fact, most Dirndl are worn for years and even decades, thanks to their high-quality workmanship. Nevertheless, the traditional costume designers work extremely hard to reinvent themselves and their designs every year - the same as contemporary fashion designers.
In 2023, many girls will be absolutely delighted with our range of muted colours with design elements inspired by nature. Matching this, clean, graceful cuts are very much en vogue. These designs look a little more elegant than the typical, cheeky Dirndls with low cleavage and bright colours - of which there is still a loyal fanbase. First and foremost, you know what you like! However, its always fun to try out something new.
You can defenitely count on the following trends in 2023:
- High-necked Dirndl - yet again, this beautiful design celebrates another comeback!
- Vintage Dirndl - no matter the cut or colour, vintage-style Dirndl are even fancier than they were back in 2023!
- Pastel Dirndl - elegant, modern, feminine.
- Long-sleeved Dirndl Blouses - for all those fashionistas who feel the cold easily!
- Dirndl Blouses with Laces - V-neck, high-necked, with short or long sleeves.
- Dirndl Clasps are a great addition to the classic Bow, which is tied around the waist.
Well, which of these Dirndl Trends is top of your "Dirndl Wish List"? We imagine its quite a few!!!
And now - the story of the Dirndl!
The Dirndl, or female dress of "Tracht", emerged in the 18th century as a servant's or maid's dress. This simple dress generally consisted of a blouse, bodice, full skirt and an apron, and it was practically suited for a woman's work around the home or a farm at the time. Women typically wore slightly different styles and fabrics in the winter and in the summer. The Winter Dirndl was often a full dress with long sleeves, made of heavy cotton, linen or wool with warm skirts and aprons. In contrast, the Summer Dirndl was made of lightweight cotton and short-sleeved blouses were worn under sleeveless, tailored bodices.
Just as the Lederhosen experienced a fashion trend among the upper classes, the Dirndl was also adopted into the upper echelons of society in the late 1800s - around 1870. Suddenly, the simple dresses made of practical fabrics, were transformed into very stylish, colorful dresses often made of silk, satin and other expensive fabrics. They then also evolved into dresses worn for regional pride and tradition, with each region taking on distinct differences in colors and style.
Even today, the design of traditional costumes is always evolving and is being continuously adapted to fit the constantly changing world of fashion.
Today, the Dirndl is regarded as a cult traditional dress, which is mainly used for folk fesivals and religious events, but also for other special occasions such as Weddings. It's hugely popular at Munich's Oktoberfest and espectially along young women who enjoy wearing shorter, flirtier and more revealing versions of the dress. Even if the Dirndl fashion changes a little every year, you can still see the traditional style of yore shining through.