Anyone still need help identifying the five pieces of a lederhosen outfit? Any girls still unaware that a dirndl is made up of three items? Didn’t think so. What happens when the mercury drops, however, and you still want to sport authentic Bavarian clothes?
Anyone taking a summer holiday in southern Germany is well advised to pack beer-garden gear that won’t lead to the sweats. The Oktoberfest can get pretty heated, too...
"A dirndl” is in fact made of three things: the actual dress, the apron, and the dirndl blouse - so dirndl dresses have bodices which are designed assuming that you’ll be wearing a specially cropped top
Bavarian fashion has been adding Alpine details to everyday clothes for years. This season, it's the turn of blazers and hi-top chucks to get “the Bavarian treatment”!
Früher waren sie das Kleidungsstück aus der Landhausmode für Frauen, die keine Girlies sein wollten. Heutzutage gibt es Trachtenmieder aber in allen Styles und Looks.
For all of us guys who aren’t blessed with considerable good fortune of Bavarian birth, buying our first pair of lederhosen can be a bit of an ordeal. The main thing for all non-Bavarians is too look suitable for the Munich Oktoberfest without spending more on your traditional garb than you would on a designer suit!
If you want to wear a dirndl well, the most important thing is what you're wearing underneath: dirndl bras, petticoats, underskirts... It's not business as usual!
When winter gets serious, it’s time to get serious back! After all, there’s no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong type of clothing, as any boot-wearning Bavarian will tell you.
If you’re going to be working as a waiter or waitress at an Oktoberfest event, then you’ll probably be required to dress the part. Most of the guests will be there in dirndls and lederhosen, so you’re going to need a suitably Bavarian style: and we've got what you need.
After years of experiments, in 2016, it feels like we’re approaching peak tradition - so it makes sense that traditional Bavarian shirts are back. And they've never looked better!
It’s “Goodbye” to cheap and cheerful party pieces made of felt, paired with “Dave’s Stag-Do Munich 2006” t-shirts and “Hello” to real lederhosen and dirndls: and we are just the people to talk to about that...
Die Tracht muss den Träger vor der Kälte des bayerischen Winters schützen. Und da spielt – neben Leder – Strick eben eine entscheidende Rolle
Everyone knows that you can’t just wear any old shoe with a pair of premium lederhosen. Trainers are a no-no. The only really sure-fire footwear to accompany your leather breeches is the Haferlschuh, a traditional Bavarian workman’s shoe.
Today’s tapping ceremony in Munich is for the Starkbierfest, quite literally the “Strong Beer Festival”. One of the city's best-kept secrets, we show the outfits you need to blend in...
For many, a pair of lederhosen without shoulder braces is not really a pair of lederhosen. When worn as a fashion item, however, lederhosen are increasingly being paired with belts instead.
One of the things that women love most about dirndls is the way they emphasise feminine charms without showing too much. But without the right underwear, it's difficult to pull off the look.
Whether its jeans, shirts, or jackets, Bavarian styles have found their way into lots of everyday pieces in recent years, allowing you to create an everyday look with Oktoberfest details.
Lederhosen and t-shirts might seem like an odd combination, but Germans have been doing it for years. This year, though, the t-shirts are once again raising eyebrows - thanks to their exciting new designs and racy slogans...
So when it comes to lederhosen, the ladies are far more adventurous than the boys - and that's a good thing. It does make putting together an outfit more complicated, however. Here's our guiide to the various looks with ladies' lederhosen.
The two defining characteristics of this jacket are its sharp, flattering blazer cut and its hard-wearing, comfortable natural wool material – and if you’re looking to set off your lederhosen and keep out the cold in style, it is absolutely perfect.