Where to Buy a Dirndl for German Festivals and Oktoberfests
All Summer and Fall you’ll find German Festivals and Oktoberfests popping up across the United States… and for you lucky travelers… there are plenty of Festivals and Events happening IN Germany! Sure, you can show up in shorts and a t-shirt, but why not get into the spirit of the festival, and wear a Dirndl?! This iconic Bavarian dress not only looks great on every figure, it’s surprisingly comfortable. (And you certainly don’t want to wear some cheap Halloween costume!) But, where to buy a Dirndl? One that not only fits your style, but also fit’s your budget?
(Yes, Bavarian… not all of Germany wears this dress! Thanks to Oktoberfest, and the many American military bases in Bavaria, there is a perception that the Dirndl and Lederhosen are typical German. Read more about the Dirndl here)
Where to Buy a Dirndl
You can find some beautiful Dirndl online. Fabulous custom dresses, a simple everyday Dirndl, fun and funky modern Dirndl, and classic Dirndl, in all price points.
Bavaria Trachten Dirndl
Looking for a quality Dirndl for less money? Bavaria Trachten started out selling Lederhosen for men and women (and they still do), but recently they’ve branched out to Dirndl. These classic Dirndl styles in will fit in at any German Festival. The dress comes as a set with puffed sleeve blouse and lace apron. The Dirndl have side zippers for a smooth look. The bodice laces up through decorative metal hooks with ribbon that matches the apron and trim. The polyester cotton blend means easy care. AND! There is free shipping!
Rare Dirndl: Not Your Grandmother’s Dirndl
You’ll find 4 Dirndls from Rare Dirndl hanging in my closet, including 2 custom Dirndls, an Everyday Dirndl, and a fun “Globe Trotter” Dirndl. I just love them all because they reflects ME. Erika Neumeyer grew up in the Chicago German community, participating in Club activities and Fests. She studied Dress design in the US and Paris… and spent time in Germany learning more about the modern Dirndl Styles. She opened Rare Dirndl in Lincoln Square neighborhood in Chicago to create beautiful, modern, high quality Dirndls for the German-American community. Find fresh modern takes on the traditional Dirndl, or order a custom Dirndl.
You can’t go wrong with a Little Black Dirndl
Like its namesake, this classic can be dressed up or down… and you can wear it anywhere!
Modern and Chic Empress Dirndl
No blouse needed! This gorgeous Royal Blue Dirndl looks fabulous!
The Dirndl started out as a work dress for everyday… Erika recreates a version of this everyday look with her Everyday Dirndl. Easy to wear, easy to clean, SUPER flattering… and it comes in a rainbow of colors! Wear it for errands, or wear it to a Fest! (I LOVE my Garnet Everyday Dirndl!!)
After being gifted a few Dirndls from Edelnice Trachtenmode, I was happily surprised at the quality of the Dirndls. Nice fabrics, good construction, and great fit! All for a reasonable price.
2-Piece Dirndl Dress Authentic Bavarian Floral Exlusive (32) GreenEdelnice Trachtenmode Bavarian Women’s Designer Midi Dirndl Marianna Dress 2-Pieces + Apron Size US2-US24 (32 (US2)) Silver BlueEdelnice Trachtenmode Bavarian Women’s Designer Mini Dirndl Josepha Dress 2-Pieces + Apron Size US2-US22 (36 (US6)) BlueEdelnice Trachtenmode Bavarian Women’s Designer Midi Dirndl Cécilia Dress 2-Pieces + Apron Size US2-US24 (36 US6) Cream White
Alpenwahnsinn! Order a Dirndl Direct from Germany
Looking for the latest and newest styles from Munich? Order your Dirndl from Alpen Wahnsinn!
Alpenwahnsinn Retro Dirndl 2tlg. – MIALENA – minze/tanne, tinte/eisblauAlpenwahnsinn Midi Dirndl 2tlg. – DOREENA – navy/jeans/altroséAlpenwahnsinn Midi Dirndl 2tlg. – DOLORIS – champagnerZurückHammerschmid Dirndl lang 3tlg. – KLOSTERSEE – geblümt/navy/hellblauOriginal Stockerpoint Dirndl lang 1tlg. – AMBER – schwarzZurückMarjo Mini Dirndl 2tlg. – CARO – beereZurück
Did you find that Perfect Dirndl? Now find a German Festival to show it off!
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