5 Ways to Rock the Dirndl this Season

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This time of the year is the busiest because so many Rare Dirndl customers are preparing to leave for the Oktoberfest in Munich in the coming weeks! Many local Chicagoans come to my studio looking for a dirndl to wear and often ask, “What do I wear with it? Socks? What shoes? I’ve never worn a dirndl before… What is traditional?” To that I usually respond, “well, I’m not the ‘stick to the rules kind of gal’ I think you can wear whatever you want.” But there are a few things that are stand out trends for 2015 so I’ve put together my top 5 tips to help you Rock your Dirndl this Oktoberfest season!

1. Motorcycle Boots and Dirndl Socks: The traditional dirndl sock is a great way to keep your legs warm (since it is fall and could get chilly) and then, pair them with motorcycle boots instead of mary-janes! This look is so unexpected and mixes hard rocker edge with a soft traditional look that I think is so new and fresh. It also helps keep any beer from spilling on your socks 😉 The best dirndl socks (in my opinion) come from Ernst Licht, here is the link – http://www.ernstlicht.com/12-ladies-clothing/105-ladies-socks/trachten-kneesocks.html

The Look: Motorcycle Boots
Jackie and her daughters rocking the Look!

2. Trachtenhüte: A decorated trachten hat with feathers, ribbon, flowers and pins is very on trend for 2015 and it takes every dirndl to the next level. The hats are so popular this year that we only have 2 Bavarian style hats left! One red and one green, so get yours before they’re gone! Click here to see view them in the Rare Dirndl Online Store.

The Look: Trachtenhüte
Jill rocking the Look!

3. Floral Crowns: If you’re not into hats, a floral crown is super on trend this year! (design assistant Samantha says “that’s what all the cool kids are wearing these days” – good enough for me!) For one of our collections, I featured very large, over the top, avant-garde floral crowns, but a simple (not cheesy) crown is gorgeous for Okotberfest! There are lots of tutorials on YouTube to make your own, that way it can match your dirndl perfectly.

The Look: Floral Crown
Bride Mary-Claire rocking the Look

4. The Proper Undergarments: Underneath every great dirndl is a great foundation. I did a blog post a while back on the proper undies to wear with your dirndl, because there is not a woman on earth that can pull off a dirndl with a sports bra! Set yourself up for dirndl success and get your push-up bra and bloomers ready because wearing a dirndl is meant to accentuate only the best a woman’s body has to offer.

The Look: Proper Undergarments
Karen rocking the Look!

5. And last but not least…Bright Lipstick to Accent that Smile! No one likes a German girl with a frown and there is no better way to accent a gorgeous smile then with bright lipstick. I don’t listen to trends when it comes to lipstick color… play off of the colors in your dirndl and go with it. Hot Pink, Blush, Bright Red, Dark Plum – any color that accentuates your dirndl is the color to choose.

The Look: Bright Lipstick
Kat rocking the Look!


Those are my 5 ways to Rock the Dirndl this Oktoberfest Season. All season long we are going to be posting pics on Instagram (follow me at @raredirndl) featuring ladies that are rockin it! Like Megan!

She wore her custom Burberry inspired dirndl to the opening night of Oktoberfest at the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas and she rocked her dirndl all the way down the aisles of the restaurant with Sigfried & Roy!! Use #RareDirndl and #RockTheDirndl all season long and maybe you’ll see your pic on our account too!

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