This is how we keep ourselves warm at the Wiesn
If the weather leaves something to be desired, ingenuity is called for when styling the Wiesn. Some tips for a windproof and weatherproof dirndl.
Temperatures around 13 degrees and a cold wind don’t exactly fuel the desire to go for a spin at the Munich Oktoberfest in a short dirndl. The new dirndl alone is often too fresh, especially in the evening, to be able to enjoy a visit to the Wiesn without a cold shock. That’s why a comfortably warm styling is needed. This is how we make the traditional outfit weatherproof and cold-resistant in a stylish way.
Traditional costumes are also available in winter. Then the material is usually thicker, the dirndls sometimes have long sleeves. Dirndls made of velvet or fine brocade are particularly popular this year.
If you prefer to invest in the lighter all-rounder version for spring and summer, you can combine the traditional costume with a high-necked blouse, for example. The sleeve length can be varied – but the three-quarter length variant is definitely warmer. High-necked models do not necessarily look buttoned up, fine embroidery is better shown to advantage – and the décolleté is protected from wind and cold.
In addition, of course, the legs should also be well wrapped. Thick leggings don’t stand out under a long dirndl, shorter models can be combined with pantyhose or – particularly popular this year – knee-high socks, for example with a playful hole pattern. Ideally, the color should be repeated further up in the bag, hat or throw. Those who prefer to keep things inconspicuous can opt for classic, see-through silk tights.
About the dirndl
When you head out of the beer tent and into the fresh air, ponchos, large scarves and shawls are perfect for throwing on. Especially the latter provide a special eye-catcher with their fine fringes or floral patterns. Additionally, they can be held together with a vintage brooch. If you like it a little simpler, drape single-colored scarves made of flowing fabric around your shoulders.
Of course, matching traditional jackets, so-called Janker, can also be pulled over. They are available in a very classic way made of milled sheep’s wool. But thick cardigan made of cashmere, for example, are also widespread and keep you warm and cozy. In order to cut a good figure over the dirndl, the models must be perfectly cut and, of course, the color must also harmonize with the dirndl.
In traditional costume fashion, there is no clear panacea against rain. The only thing that helps here is the good old umbrella, preferably in a color that matches the overall outfit. In contrast to large bags – up to three liters in volume – and backpacks, it is expressly permitted.
On the feet
Ballerinas and strappy stilettos don’t stand a chance in wind and weather. Closed pumps or ankle boots serve their purpose better. If you intend to break the style, you can definitely wear rough (hiking) boots. If that is too rough for you, put on fine lace-up ankle boots. Flat, filigree suede laces that reach the ankle are also a good alternative to light summer shoes.