Oktoberfest is right around the corner and people from all over the world are gearing up to take part in the world’s largest beer festival. There’s a whole lot more to the event than just frothy beer and delicious food. Men wear the traditional Lederhosen outfit while women adorn themselves with the beautiful dirndl dress to immerse themselves in the true spirit of Oktoberfest. These traditional pieces of clothing are worn in honor of the Bavarian culture from where Oktoberfest stems and constitute an important part of the celebration every year.
If you want to celebrate Weisn like the locals then you are going to have to dress like them. Locals of Munich, in fact, appreciate tourists dressing up in Lederhosen and traditional dirndl dress as it reflects their appreciation and understanding of the Bavarian culture. Let us take you through the ultimate guide to dressing up like locals at this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich.
Purchase Best Quality Lederhosen & Dirndl Dress
“If you’re going to do something, better to do it well or not at all”. That should be your motto when purchasing Lederhosen or dirndl dress for this year’s Oktoberfest. Not only is good quality Lederhosen long lasting and comfortable, it will also keep you in the good graces of the locals since they can spot a cheap and poor quality Lederhosen from a mile away. This is considered to be disrespectful towards the Bavarian Culture.
Lederhosen made with Genuine Leather
The key to dressing up like a local is to buy German Lederhosen made with genuine leather. The best quality leather comes from goat skin, cowhide and deerskin. Lederhosen made from these leathers are immensely comfortable to wear, look stunning and last ages. You can visit Lederhosen shops in the Alpine region of Munich to find genuine leather Lederhosen, or you can simply order one online from the Lederhosen Store.
OKTOBERFEST LEDERHOSEN OUTFITS
Traditional Dirndl Dress for Women
There are Lederhosen for women as well; however the true traditional Bavarian attire is the dirndl dress. This dress was worn by the Bavarian women of the 18th century for everyday tasks because it allowed flexibility and comfort. The modern dirndl dress, however has transformed into a sexier and more vibrant outfit. With the combination of a blouse, bodice and apron, the dirndl dress complements the female figure and highlights their features.
The traditional ankle length of the dirndl dress from Old Bavaria has also been replaced with mini (above the knee) and midi (below the knee) dress lengths. This adds to the stylish and sexy theme of the modern dirndl dress.
OKTOBERFEST DIRNDL OUTFITS
Attractive Colors & Stylish Designs
If you truly want to dress like the locals, then you have to stick to the traditional attractive colors. For men’s Lederhosen, brown, black and tan colors are considered the most traditional (and they look the best as well). You won’t find many men wearing bright colored Lederhosen and Bundhosen, since it would take away from both the elegance of the garment and its rich cultural history.
When it comes to the German dirndl dress, women have a lot more variety in colors. From the classic rose red to the sky blue, the traditional dirndl dress colors work best when combined with white. That’s why you will find women wearing red white, blue white and pink white color combinations at Oktoberfest.
There’s a lot more variety in the design of dirndl dress as well, with beautifully embroidered aprons sitting at the front of dirndl dress. Lederhosen for women also have pink embroidery on the front drop flaps and suspenders to set them apart from the men’s Lederhosen which are plain and deeper in color.
Accessorize Your Lederhosen & Dirndl Dress Outfit
The beauty of the Lederhosen is that you can accessorize it to your own personal taste, which is something the locals of Munich often do. Let’s take a look at some of the popular accessories that go along with Lederhosen.
Complete Your Lederhosen Outfit with Bavarian Shirt & Shoes
Men usually add color and variety to their traditional Lederhosen colors by wearing checkered and colorful shirts underneath. When you purchase Lederhosen for sale online at the Lederhosen Store, you will find an endless array of fine quality Bavarian shirts with attractive colors and patterns. From diamond blue to slim light green checkered shirt, our collection of Bavarian shirts are sure to set you apart from the crowd.
Men can also accessorize with Lederhosen shoes, which are available in beautiful camel brown, light brown and clean brown colors at the Lederhosen Store. So complete your Lederhosen outfit with the latest accessories, to mimic the look of the Munich locals at this year’s Oktoberfest.
Bavarian Trachten Shirts
Make the Stylish 2 Way Apron Part of Your Dirndl Dress
The ladies have even more choice when it comes to accessories. Since the dirndl dress has an apron, blouse and bodice, you can accessorize each one to make them stand out. Try our 2 way flip apron that comes in a variety of colors, so stick to tradition with our vintage traditional dirndl dress aprons. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the color, since we offer everything from royal blue to classic maroon in our dirndl apron collection.
Now that you know how to dress like a local at this year’s Munich Oktoberfest, you can celebrate the festival in a new light and come away with some memorable experiences.