Style Guide


By the dress you can recognize a real DIRNDL! Basically, less is more!
Therefore, you will not find glitter dirndls, black blouses or transparent aprons!
Traditional costume is traditional costume and not carnival!

There are three classic skirt lengths: long, midi, short!
The shortest skirt length stops just above the knee! Everything that is shorter, is not a Dirndl!
The bodice must feel like one size too small when you close it: then it fits!
With every sip of beer it fits even better ...
Off the shoulder has nothing to do with traditional costume! Under each sleeveless dirndl belongs the blouse!

But it's still allowed to be open-hearted: to show what you have, leave the first button open and turn the corners - but the white dirndl bra still remains invisible, please ...

With the apron the Dirndl communicates with the Buam!

This is how it goes:
Ribbon tied front left = single
Ribbon tied front right = taken or married - for the Buam: FINGER AWAY!
Bow tied front center = former virgin, (modern interpretation rather "open for everything")
Bow tied back center = widow or waitress

Try out at your own risk!

Please always check the fit of the apron! Messy, slipped, half open = mai, is die bsuffa! (High German: oh, she's drunk!)

This is where opinions differ!
If it goes according to the men, gladly with heel, but please without Chichi ...
A proper Bavarian evening can be long and dancing on beer benches requires stability, so but also think a bisserl practical: the spiked heel helps annoying competitors to step on the feet, but you are unfortunately also faster incapacitated ...
The classic traditional shoe is coming back into fashion and is worth a try ...
The most beautiful are crocheted traditional stockings, classic in white - they keep you warm on the way home, if there is no cab again ...

If a Madl in the traditional Dirndl still feels dressed up, a LEDERHOSE FOR LADIES can help!
Less feminine, but in times of equality, absolutely acceptable!
With a white or plaid traditional shirt and g'scheitem Janker looks's also superfesch!

No pink traditional hot pants please! ... but you won't get them from us anyway!

Size info here!


A pair of lederhosen often accompanies the real Bavarian man through life longer than his own wife!
Therefore, the more worn the more valuable!
By the patina and embroidery you can recognize the status of the wearer.
Cheap mass-produced goods can not do anything and is disdainfully punished by connoisseurs with disrespect and the one who is inside recognized as "Zuagroaster"!

Man decides between a short (knee-length) "Kracherten" or a Bundlederhose.
The latter goes over the knee, is cut tighter at the leg and is laced at the bottom - not for professional footballers with strong thighs!

The length is otherwise purely a matter of taste and reveals no secrets (such as the bow at the Madln) - who decides for suspenders: they stay up the whole evening! And the shirt stays in the pants! Even after the eighth measure!
If it starts to pinch in the evening - after the Schweinshaxn -: the waistband you can continue in the back center with the leather straps as needed.

Sneakers are comfortable, but you don't wear your jogging pants with patent leather shoes, so the Haferlschuh is the only accepted footwear for traditional costume!
It was originally made from only one piece of leather. The name comes from Haferl = cup, because its shape reminds of it.
Lederhosen and Haferlschuh always wear with traditional stockings, otherwise it looks funny!

Size info here ...

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