In a few weeks it will finally be time again and we can welcome the spring month of May. According to standard, various traditional folk festivals take place on May 1st. Whether putting up the maypole, dancing into May or just a fun get-together, hardly any other day is associated with so much tradition and customs. May 1st is of course also a wonderful opportunity to dress up again and wear traditional costumes. Here you can find out how you can put together your smart traditional outfit and which spring trends are currently in fashion.
Alpenherz – traditional costume outfits and country house fashion for May 1st
Dance into May … In many villages and communities, a maypole is traditionally set up on May 1st and a folk festival is held. And wherever people dance into May, traditional costumes should not be missing! It’s just the perfect opportunity to finally wear dirndls and lederhosen again. After all, such an event offers a common fashion style and if the occasion also has a traditional background, traditional costume fashion is the right choice. With the right traditional outfit, friends and family can form a fashionable unit and also visually identify with their place.
There are many styling options here. A classic traditional costume outfit for smart women consists of a dirndl with a matching dirndl blouse and a traditional jacket and the right traditional shoes. Our spring-like AlpenHerz dirndls are a particularly good way to welcome May. Sherbet shades such as pastel purple, pastel yellow, sage or berry are in trend this spring. The bright colors herald the end of the cold period and make you want warmer, sunny days.
There are different styles when choosing a dirndl blouse. You can read about which traditional blouses are currently popular in our article “Dirndl Blouse Trends 2023”. A high-necked dirndl blouse not only looks particularly elegant, it is also warmer in cool temperatures. We’re celebrating the end of the cold season, but sometimes it can still be pretty hot. That’s why we recommend a warm traditional jacket over the traditional dress. Cozy cardigans not only look beautiful, they are also super practical at folk festivals.
Smart gentlemen traditionally wear lederhosen combined with a traditional shirt, a matching traditional jacket and brogues.
White traditional shirts always work, in spring our AlpenHerz traditional shirt “Nico” made of pure linen in a light red looks particularly chic. To complete the look, a traditional waistcoat is combined over the traditional shirt and, last but not least, a chic jacket is worn. Our AlpenHerz jackets are not only particularly elegant, they are also the right choice for colder temperatures.
If you want to vary your traditional outfit a bit for the May Festival, you can fall back on the style of country house fashion. The clothing style of country house fashion is inspired by elements of traditional costume and draws on individual pieces. For example, traditional blouses that are combined with skirts or trousers are very much in the spirit of country house fashion. We also have a selection of traditional blouses in our AlpenHerz collection. Our chic traditional jackets and cardigans also go well with this. In general, a traditional jacket can be combined with everything – everything is possible with country house fashion!
If you want to dance into May, you definitely need good traditional shoes and the right traditional outfit. In addition to classic traditional shoes, pumps with thicker heels are also suitable for women, while brogues have always been the right choice for men. We don’t take care of the traditional shoes, but we take care of everything else!