Traditional costume fashion is becoming more and more popular and many bridal couples choose a wedding in dirndl and lederhosen. The selection for a bridal styling in costume is large and beautiful. Nowadays traditional costumes are interpreted in a very modern and festive way, which makes them perfect for the solemn occasion of a wedding. Last but not least, the many traditional and loving details, such as ruffles or flounces, make traditional costumes into particularly elegant bridal fashion and a wonderful change from classic bridal styling. The great advantage of a bridal dirndl is that you can wear it on various other occasions, such as at Kirtagen, fairs and family celebrations in traditional costume.
Bridal styling in traditional costume – colors and patterns
In contrast to classic wedding dresses, a wedding dirndl does not necessarily have to be white. On the contrary: you are welcome to rely on color nuances such as cream and cream-gold. Trendy, subtle color accents in pastel such as apricot and old pink, which can also be wonderfully combined with delicate fir green or light blue – dreamy and elegant at the same time, go wonderfully with it. Of course, stronger colors and patterns such as flowers, dots or checks can also be chosen for traditional bridal wear.
The length and material of a bridal dirndl
For bridal styling in traditional costumes, the midi length is absolutely trendy – depending on your height, the skirt extends to just above the knee or to around the middle of the calf. This length is a stylish compromise between the ankle-length variant (maxi dress), which can look a bit conservative, and a knee-length dirndl (mini), which would be a little too cheeky for a wedding. Our tip: Make sure you consider your height when determining the length of your bridal dirndl. Also pay attention to high-quality material such as silk, taffeta or velvet.
Photo left: MarJo Leder & Trachten GmbH, photo right: Simone Hagenauer – Mone Photography
Accessories for bridal styling in costume
The wedding motto “traditional costume wedding” can also be taken up wonderfully in the accessories. If traditional costume jewelry is too bulky and rustic for you, you can definitely replace it with delicate, playful jewelry. But you can also do without jewelry entirely and choose fresh flowers for your hair and your bridal accessories. You can give your bridal styling in traditional costume a playful, romantic touch with sweet bracelets made from real flowers. Whether you want to use delicate gypsophila or lush flowers is entirely up to you.
Picture left and below: Marco Palmer Photography, picture right: Nataliia Schütze
It is important that you choose comfortable bridal shoes so that you can enjoy your wedding day to the fullest. Pumps, elegant ballerinas and sandals, too, go very well with the costume. If you like, you can dare a style break and wear modern shoes such as high heels with your bridal dirndl. If you want to interpret your traditional wedding in a cool and edgy way, then ankle boots or boots with your wedding dirndl are a hot tip. By the way: Cozy, warm traditional stockings are welcome to peek out.
Dirndl aprons are made from cotton, linen and silk. For your bridal dirndl, however, it can be fine silk. The lace aprons made of silk are very trendy and come in many different colors and patterns. A nice detail are traditional belts made of metal or flowers.
By the way: At the Oktoberfest there are often rumors when a woman has not tied her apron properly. So, an unmarried lady wears her bow on the left and a married woman on the right. A virgin ties her bow in the center front and widowed women and waitresses tie her bow on the back.
Pictures left, right and below: Veronika Endriß
Bags and jackets
What is not possible with a classic wedding dress is almost a styling must-have for a wedding dirndl: the little pouch. Trachten bags are a popular accessory and therefore also look gorgeous on a dirndl bride. And especially in the cooler seasons, the traditional bride can wear a nice knitted poncho to warm herself.
Bride styling in traditional costume – hairstyle and bridal make-up
For the dirndl bride, playful and loosely put hairstyles in combination with flowers are best. For the bridal hairstyle with flowers, it can also be a lush flower wreath. Braided hairstyles, which complement a bridal styling in traditional costume wonderfully, are also particularly romantic. By the way, braided hairstyles are not that difficult, maybe even your best friend can braid your hair. The bridal make-up should be more natural, but when choosing the eyeshadow or lipstick you can use the colors of your bridal dirndl as a guide to set more striking accents.
Ideas for the groom in costume
With traditional groom styling, just like with classic suits, pocket squares, bow ties and ties are possible. Suspenders or traditional socks are very suitable as eye-catching details. The traditional costume chains attached to lederhosen are still very popular and incredibly chic with men. The chains with small pendants are called charivaris, by the way. The ladies are increasingly enjoying this traditional accessory and like to spice up their dirndl aprons or bodices with them.
Photos: Marco Palmer Photography
Cover picture: Veronika Endriß
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