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Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

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Many people think that the German Fest events, like the one in Milwaukee, are all about “Bavarian” attire. I’m happy to report that not only are other regions of Germany represented in food and culture, the Tracht from other parts of Germany are seen around the grounds…. and on Saturday, there is a special Traditional […]

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Dirndl Jewerly- German Style Jewelry to Wear to German Fests or Everyday!

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We are headed into German Festival Season… Maifests, Germanfests… and the king of all German Festivals … OKTOBERFEST! Whether or not you wear a Dirndl, it’s always fun to wear Dirndl Jewelry. Necklaces, chokers,  bracelets or earrings can help you express your personal style… and show off your love for Germany! There are simple styles, […]

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Traditional Couture; Folkloric High Fashion in Germany- Amazing Pictures of German Clothes

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Traditional Couture: Folkloric Heritage Costumes Earlier this year I shared the story of how I bought my first “dirndl” or tracht. Because my family is not Bavarian, I didn’t want to buy a Traditional Dirndl. Instead, I hoped to find something that would reflect the region my family came from in Germany, while still maintaining […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

Traditional German Clothes for Kids – Dirndls and Lederhosen for Little Ones

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Blue Hand Embroidered Dirndl Dress Sizes 2-12 Summer is the beginning of German Festival Season! While it’s not mandatory to dress “German”, it can be a lot of fun. And is there ANYTHING so cute as a sweet little girl in a Dirndl? Or a toddler in his Lederhosen? But, where can you find Traditional […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee

What Does a German Look Like? Dealing with Stereotypes

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  I’ve been thinking about stereotypes a lot lately… and what does a German look like? Whenever Germans are portrayed in advertising, or in festival invitations, they always seem to be wearing Lederhosen or Dirndls. But, as I’m reminded EVERY TIME I post such a photo, that is not how the typical German looks or […]

Traditional German Tracht Show at German Fest, Milwaukee