The Dirndl as we know them today has an exciting story – the ultimate Dirndl story. Dirndl rose to prominence in the late 18th century as a maid’s dress. The Dirndl dress back then consisted of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and an apron. At the time, the Dirndl dress suited the daily work life of women around the farm or home. We at Lederhosen Store are crazy about all things that are Dirndl or related to Dirndl. Our love affair with Dirndls is displayed in our Dirndl 2021 collection.
What is a Dirndl?
Dirndls are fun and lively garments that go way back in Alpine history. Dirndl dresses started as workwear for the Alpine women who wore them as a uniform for their daily chores at royal households or farms. The Dirndl story tells us that women back then wore different Dirndl: styles and fabrics in summer and winter.
The Summer Dirndl was made from light cotton fabric and had short sleeves blouses – that were worn under sleeveless bodices. However, the Winter Dirndls mainly was a full dress with long sleeves. The Winter Dirndl was made from linen, wool, or heavy cotton fabric, accessorized with warm skirts and aprons. A Dirndl costume today is famous for lively activities and gatherings – a far cry from its past.
Read more: Oktoberfest Dirndl for Summer Parties
Dirndl for Sale
Dirndl costume collection this year is based on innovative trends of 2021. Nothing is off the limits; the traditional Dirndl is being infused with modern voguish trends – and what an infusion that is – spectacular. Dirndl Sale Collection 2021 at Lederhosen Store is a true vision of our designers, created with their extensive research and experience in the tracht industry. Try our voguish Dirndls or go for a vintage Dirndl. It all depends on the look you are going for – we certainly have it all.
How Dirndl rose to prominence is a story in itself. Dirndl dresses saw a trend boost among the upper class, and the high-ranking members of the society adopted the outfit in 1860. Almost immediately, the simpler Dirndl dress, which was made from practical fabrics, saw a complete makeover. The very stylish and colorful fabrics such as silk and satin started appearing in the Dirndl ensemble. Dirndls also started becoming a sign of regional pride and tradition; each region adopted distinct styles and colors for the Dirndl, making the Dirndl dress immortal in the fashion world.
That evolution, however, never stopped. Even today, the design of traditional and modern Dirndl is evolving and being adapted to current fashion trends.
For more information on Dirndl trends: Top 10 Dirndl Trends to Add to Your Style at Oktoberfest 2021
The Modern Dirndl Dress
Dirndl costumes today are considered traditional dresses, which are worn mainly for traditional and folk festivals and sometimes for religious purposes. The Dirndl dress is also used in weddings – as bridesmaid dress. Dirndls have tremendous popularity at Oktoberfest; actually, it would not be wrong to say that the Dirndl costume is the official uniform for Oktoberfest.
Dirndls are famous with women who appreciate wearing the bold shorter versions of the dress. The Dirndl fashion is forever evolving, and it changes every year. There is always something new for Dirndls with each passing year. However, the traditional element in Dirndl is always the shining beacon, no matter how much the outfit changes.