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Costumes – German (Bavaria)

We wear German dirndls which were ordered from Licht Trachtenhaus in Pennsylvania.  Our dirndls are a variety of solid colors with embroidery on the bodice and around the bottom of the skirt.  The skirts are “dancer’s skirts” which are made with a fuller skirt and wider hem so they spin better during turns.  Austrian dirndls are generally a solid color or all-over print and can have chains across the bodice and flowers tucked into the bodice.

The following items are commonly worn by SIFD when performing dances from Bavaria, in southern Germany, and Austria.  Many variations exist.

Ladies’ costume – P1000601 bavarian wm sm

  • Hat/Hairstyle
    • none
  • Top
    • Short-sleeve white “dirndl” blouse (long, puffy sleeve blouses and flowered shawls can be worn for colder weather)
    • Dirndl jumper
  • Bottom
    • Knee-length white half slip
    • Apron – can be white or a color which compliments the dirndl
  • Feet
    • White opaque tights or knee socks
    • Black Capezio character shoes
  • Accessories
    • none





Men’s costume – P1000603 bavarian mn sm

  • Hat/Hairstyle
    • none
  • Top
    • White undershirt
    • Long, puffy sleeve white shirt
    • Decorative suspenders (occasionally vests are worn instead of suspenders)
    • Neckerchief with ring
  • Bottom
    • Bundhosen (knickers) or black pants
  • Feet
    • Long red/green wool socks or long white wool socks
    • Black dance shoes
  • Accessories
    • Pocket handkerchief