The world of Trachten at the Oktoberfest
Only a couple of months to go before the famous Oktoberfest starts at the Theresienwiese in München. I know what you are thinking right now, München? That is no Austrian hotspot, but I want to make an exception for this world-famous Volksfest, that connects Austria to Bayern and excites all of these other different nationalities. It is the largest Volksfest in the world. Over 6.5 million people from all over the globe visit this event every year, to drink, party and dress-up in Trachten. And Trachten is what I want to write about.
Before I started my research I didn’t know that much about the world of Trachten. Now I know all about high-end dirndl designers, dresses in mini-midi-or long, shirts, underwear, handbags, jewelry and shoes. A whole industry has been built around it to make sure you can shine and be at your best at the Wiesn.
So many styles, colors and designs
Ludwigs’ top 5 online shops to buy the best Trachten outfit
This year I am planning to go to the Oktoberfest for the first time in my life. As a fan of apresski parties, traditional Schlager music and Austrian Mountain culture, I must go!
The biggest challenge for me is not to book tickets to the best Zelt ( venue ) at the Wiesn, but to find the perfect Trachten outfit to wear. So I have started my research to find it. I’ve seen a lot of beautiful dirndls. From designer pieces to very sophisticated dresses and the more basic ones. Below you find my top 5 online shops to buy the best outfit.
1. Kinga Mathe
If you are into high-end designer Dirndls and budget is not really an issue, Kinga Mathe is your brand. This Dirndl collection interprets a completely new tradition by more glamorous, exceptional color and fabric combinations and refined accessories. Kinga Mathe is also one of the preferred brands by celebrities.
This shop sells beautiful pieces of their own label, but also from other designers. The perfect address to shop accessories like handbags, jewelry and underwear to complete your dress and look.
With traditional style and original materials JAN&INA Costumes designs vivid styles, with personality.
This brand combines classic costumes with current styles and yet always keeps an eye on the tradition. Quality and durability of their clothing is the foundation on which they build. They do this with great designs and functionality. It is the perfect choice for women who not only love a classic look and high-quality workmanship but also want the perfect, contemporary style.
You can also find a collection of Dirndls at Zalando. Brands like German Princess for example. They combine international fashion trends with traditional cuts, as well as decades-old craft techniques in the processing. This creates exclusive, innovative and authentic dirndls. Classic and still rock and roll.
If you go to the Oktoberfest for the first time and you don’t want to spend a lot of of money on your first dress, Oktoberfest-dirndl-shop.nl is the one for you. They have a large collection on affordable dirndls.
Good luck finding your dress. Hope to see you at the Wiesn!
Photo credits: Kinga Mathe, Limberry, JAN&INA Trachten, Amsel Fashion, German Princess.