It’s time to dust off your Lederhosen because the world’s largest beer festival is only a few weeks away. Soon, people worldwide will be pouring into Munich wearing their Lederhosen and dirndl dress to participate in Oktoberfest 2023. This year’s Oktoberfest is set to be the biggest yet, with more than 8 million people anticipated to participate in the celebrations.
The true spirit of Oktoberfest lies in its history and the Bavarian tradition from which it takes its roots. Even though it is most famous for the beer and the festive tradition of singing and dancing, Oktoberfest is so much more than just the party in the tents. It represents a significant part of the Bavarian history dating back to the 18th century.
If you attend Oktoberfest 2023, you need to know how to wear your authentic Lederhosen to make the most of the experience. After all, the locals of Munich put a lot of importance on how you dress for Oktoberfest, so you want to wear Lederhosen of the highest quality and adorn them in ways acceptable to the locals. So let’s look at the top three ways you can wear Lederhosen to Oktoberfest 2023.
Pair Lederhosen with Accessories
One of the best ways to wear Lederhosen is to pair them with the traditional accessories that complete the outfit. These include everything from Lederhosen shoes made out of suede leather to lovers that complement the entire look of the outfit. You can find most of these accessories online at the Lederhosen Store, where we offer not only the best quality Lederhosen for sale but all the latest accessories to go along with them.
OKTOBERFEST LEDERHOSEN OUTFITS
Although you can always opt not to wear the accessories, they complete the Bavarian look of the outfit. They are also a great conversation starter at Oktoberfest so you’ll find it much easier to talk to locals and make friends at Oktoberfest if you are dressed in traditional Lederhosen, including all the latest accessories.
Wear Traditional Colored Lederhosen
The one thing you must remember about German Lederhosen is that every aspect of the dress has a symbolic meaning and a history behind it. That is why the best way to wear Lederhosen is with natural and traditional colors. Since the best quality Lederhosen are made with genuine leather from cowhide or deerskin, they have a natural color of brown and tan. These are also the most common colors for Lederhosen among the Bavarian locals and what you will expect to see at Oktoberfest 2023.
Length of the Lederhosen
The traditional German Lederhosen is always shorter than the knee. This is the Trachten style of Bavaria, dating back to the 18th century. The longer version of the Lederhosen, which reaches to the knee and below, is known as the Bundhosen. Although Lederhosen and Bundhosen are perfectly acceptable to wear to Oktoberfest, it depends on your taste and how you feel about wearing them.
Put on a Bavarian Shirt under the Lederhosen
Every Lederhosen is incomplete without the Bavarian shirt that goes along with them. The Bavarian shirts are usually long-sleeved button-downs in various colors to add style to the Lederhosen. Even though the most traditionally worn Bavarian shirt is white and has no pattern on it, in recent times, checkered shirts in red and blue have also gained popularity.
These were just some ways to wear your Lederhosen to Oktoberfest 2023 and make the most of your experience at the Weisn.