Showing posts with label Dirndl. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dirndl. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Dirndl Mania

I've always had a fondness for traditional/ethnic/cultural clothing & over the years I have amassed a large collection of attire from all corners of the world.
Elaborately handcrafted dresses made from exotic African fabrics, rustic South American ponchos, opulently embellished Indian garments, stunning Japanese Kimonos & Chinese cheongsam frocks but there is one garment in particular that make me go weak at the knees…the Dirndl!
The dirndl is a traditional dress primarily worn in Bavaria & Austria.
Its design is based on the historical costume of Alpine peasants but I think nowadays most people probably associate it more with buxom wenches serving frothing steins rather than farming the land.
I recently acquired yet another pretty dirndl to add to my collection,
I now have one for every day of the week.
Here she is...
I've teamed the dirndl with a vintage Eastern European embroidered peasant blouse that I picked up from the car boot sale at the weekend. 
I think they look as if they were made for each other ;)
How mad is it that only the other week I also acquired this amazing Bavarian wool cloak...
I've been on the look out for a cloak like this for ages and was chuffed to bits to unearth this from a mound of clobber at the car boot sale and happier still to get it for a song ;)
Here are my other six dirndl dresses...
A few years ago I found this pretty landhaus waistcoat on a rail in a charity shop, 
it has been a staple in my wardrobe ever since...
Close-up & labels
...and yet more labels ;)
Here I am wearing a dirndl dress at the age of two...
That's all for this time folks!
Hope everyone is fine & dandy :)
Lot's of love,