How time flies, in a few weeks we can finally look forward to the largest folk festival in the world again: the popular Oktoberfest! So it’s high time to take dirndls and lederhosen out of the closet and do an outfit check. Of course, there are new Oktoberfest trends and styles in traditional fashion again this year, we’ll tell you here what the Oktoberfest Must Haves 2023 are and how to complete your Oktoberfest look.
AlpenHerz Wiesn Must Haves 2023 – the most beautiful traditional fashion for women
First of all, an Oktoberfest outfit for women needs a corresponding dirndl (of course, a traditional skirt with a matching traditional blouse is also possible). You can read about which dirndls are trending at the Oktoberfest this year in our article https://www.alpenherz.de/oktoberfest-tracht-von-alpenherz/. Once the dirndl has been chosen, the complete look is far from complete – here we show you what else needs to be considered and how you can round off your Oktoberfest outfit perfectly.
Every dirndl needs a matching dirndl blouse. Traditional blouses with long sleeves are popular this year, they not only look elegant, a long-sleeved blouse also keeps you warm in colder temperatures. Our AlpenHerz model Madeleine is a cute blouse made of lace and is totally trendy, just like our dirndl blouses Seraphine, which is available in an enchanting black, or Hannah, Laila, Naomi and Susan.
A dirndl look consists of a traditional dirndl dress and a blouse. And what do you wear over it? At autumn folk festivals like the Oktoberfest, the temperatures can be colder. That’s why we recommend a warm jacket for traditional costumes. Cardigans can be combined with Oktoberfest outfits in a very classic way, such as our AlpenHerz Elanie cardigan with pretty embroidery, which is available in different colors. Or a traditional jacket looks particularly good – our model Jula is a jacket made of vegan leather and looks very high quality. If you like it more fashionable, you can also grab a chic knit sweater, they are particularly stylish this year.
And what shoes do you choose for Oktoberfest clothing? If you want to dance on the benches in the beer tents, you should choose your shoes wisely and make sure that they are comfortable. Experienced visitors can also wear heels, which look very chic. Our AlpenHerz loafers or pumps and ankle boots in matching colors are the perfect companions for long days and nights at the Oktoberfest.
What would an Oktoberfest outfit be without a smart hairstyle? Headbands are all the rage this year. Whether made of velvet, in the right color for the dirndl, or with pearls or in a braided look – headbands are the must-have accessories that can be used to create different looks!
If you want to put yourself in the limelight at the Oktoberfest, you can round off your look perfectly with additional accessories. Jewellery, for example, is a great way to give your dirndl outfit that certain something, but other accessories from traditional costumes such as charivari necklaces or hats also look particularly classy. Of course, the right bag is just as important, it is best to choose a smaller model, as large bags are not allowed to be taken to the Oktoberfest grounds.
Origin & history of the dirndl: tradition and style through the ages
Every year we dress up in our smartest costume for the Oktoberfest, but where does the costume fashion actually come from? The dirndl is an iconic garment with deep roots in Bavarian and Austrian culture. Originally developed as practical work clothing for women farmers, the traditional dress has changed over time into a symbol of tradition, style and regionality.
In the 19th century, the dirndl found its way into the cities and was valued by aristocrats and citizens alike for its simplicity and elegance. The traditional dress became increasingly fashionable and diverse. Today, the dirndl is experiencing a real renaissance in fashion as designers reinterpret it and add modern elements. With different lengths, colours, fabrics and embellishments, it is internationally present in the fashion world and as a stylish piece of fashion at the Munich Oktoberfest it is impossible to imagine life without it.
Dos and don’ts for wearing a dirndl: stylish tips for the perfect look
Today, the dirndl remains a symbol of tradition and style and when it comes to wearing a dirndl dress, there are a few dos and don’ts to consider. With our tips, you can ensure you achieve the perfect look while maintaining respect for tradition.
First of all about the dos and how to design the perfect Oktoberfest outfit for women: The most important thing is clearly to choose the right size. A well-fitting dirndl is crucial, making sure it is comfortable and flatters the figure without being too tight or too loose.
Blouse and apron are of course part of a dirndl. Depending on the dress, dirndl blouses made of cotton or lace, with a stand-up collar, a low neckline or a high neck can be chosen. The dirndl apron is also an important part of the dirndl look and should be tied in the traditional way – center front, left or right – depending on regional customs.
The dirndl outfit can be complemented with stylish accessories such as a pretty bow in the hair, a charivari or a matching handbag. The right shoes are the be-all and end-all – for an Oktoberfest outfit we recommend traditional shoes or chic ankle boots. Ballerinas are of course also a good choice, it is best to choose comfortable shoes that match the event and the dirndl.
Even if a dirndl outfit is very versatile, you can still do a lot wrong. There’s don’ts like the wrong dress length. Make sure that the skirt length is appropriate – the skirt should be just above the knee or ankle length – even with a mini dirndl – but by no means too short. If the hem drags on the ground, the dirndl is too long.
Likewise, attention should always be paid to the apron and how it is tied. If you tie your apron the wrong way, you could be misunderstood.
An absolute no-go is inappropriate underwear – visible bra straps or underwear that is visible under the dress does not look nice and should be avoided at all costs.
Last but not least: Less is often more. Too many accessories distract from the actual Dirndl outfit and do not look elegant.
Buy AlpenHerz Oktoberfest outfits for women online
Do you want to buy and complete your perfect Oktoberfest outfit for women? In our AlpenHerz online shop as well as in our shop in the Allgäu we have a large collection of traditional costumes for men and women. For men, we have traditional shirts, traditional waistcoats, traditional leather trousers and traditional jackets in our range.
Even a girl will find what she is looking for in our shop, you can buy a complete Oktoberfest outfit for women online. Visit us in our store or browse our online site, maybe you will soon find your traditional costume in our shopping cart.