Tuesday Paris Street Fashion
We all have bucketlists. A list of items we are convinced we have to do before we die so in the afterlife we won’t be haunting the world, especially our family friends screaming, “Why did not let me go skydiving!!”
Though not all these items may be so extreme, some are as simple as attending the world’s biggest beer, Oktoberfest. For me, that was a bucketlist item I was able to finally cross off my bucketlist this past weekend.
I have always wanted to attend the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany ever since I knew it existed. Lines of people wearing crazy costumes, dancing on tables, singing as aloud as they could traditional songs together and chugging more beer than the human body truly can handle. I know found out, not only was this better than I could imagine but it is an event that everyone needs to attend at least once in their life, minimum! It is an event that is a must see and I am thrilled I got to check it off my list this year.
Tuesday Paris Street Fashion is based on the most up to date street trends that only the women of Paris can represent. However, this week’s fashion isn’t exactly Parisian street fashion but travel and what the women of Paris need to wear if they attend the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany as told by the women of Munich.
The Dirndl (pronounced dindl) is the traditional dress worn by the true Oktoberfest players and there is extremely specific “Do’s and Don’ts” when it comes to wearing a proper Dirndl. The women of Munich take this very seriously and will let you know if you have misrepresented this very important uniform. So, here is the “Do and Don’t’” I learned at Oktoberfest from these women who can show any man how to truly drink a beer.
A traditional Dirndl is below the knee and almost to the ankles. There is an apron and blouse that are normally sold separately. My friend is wearing the very traditional Dirndl as mine is just making the cut 🙂 I found mine on Amazon Germany for 60 euro for all three pieces. You can also buy one once in Munich for about 70 euro for one that is seen as traditional. The key is to buy a second or third blouse if you are going to wear the Dirndl more than once. The blouse, as it is white, get’s the most dirty.
Whatever you do……don’t wear this! This is seen as the most cliché outfit at Oktoberfest. Anything that is extremely short and cheap fabric is seen as one of the biggest “Oh, no” at Oktoberfest. If you want to blend in with the real Oktoberfest veteran’s, spend the money on the nicer Dirndl.