Bavarian Sweater for Women
Dirndl Jackets - Tips and Trends
Traditional knitted jackets are indispensable in the sometimes low temperatures at which we wear Dirndl dresses and Lederhosen. However, they should not only keep you warm, but also fit the rest of your Oktoberfest outfit.
The shape, cut, colour and design of our clothing, shoes and accessories play just as important a role as your own personal figure. What is important is that you first choose your outfit for the Oktoberfest and then the matching traditional knit jacket. This results in a harmoniously coordinated, figure-friendly overall picture.
How to wear the Dirndl sweater
A traditional knit jacket is the best choice for combining with different traditional costumes. You pick up the traditional style and dress authentically. What is important is that the ladies' cardigans go well with Dirndl or Lederhosen and the also the Trachten blouse. A traditional cardigan should therefore, as banal as it sounds, be oriented towards the rest of the outfit.
With simple traditional costumes, the traditional cardigan is the highlight. Here you can find everything that colours and design have to offer. Shoes and Dirndl accessories should be accordingly. Think about where the focus of your styling lies. If the Dirndl is in the centre, the rest of the equipment should not steal the show from it.
Both a Trachten costume and a cardigan in traditional costume style sometimes have lavish decorations. You can, for example, easily continue these on the individual garments by picking up colours from the patterns on your traditional cardigan. Contrasts in pattern or colour also create an eye-catcher.
The right cardigan for every figure
In addition to androgynous figures, there are also figure types defined by curves such as hips, stomach and shoulders. Androgynous figure types can fall back on anything that conjures volume and curves to the body.
This can be achieved with extra long Dirndl jackets or traditional knitted vests. The design often allows eye-catching patterns and decorations. For women with female curves, it is partly a matter of concealing "problem zones" and underlining advantages.
A narrow waist, for example, is beautifully accentuated with a short, waisted Dirndl cardigan. Women with strong hips can turn to longer cardigans that visually stretch the upper body and cover the buttocks.
Landhaus cardigans with an angular shoulder area and appliqués attached are particularly suitable as a balance to a stronger lower body half. A long flowing collar distracts from a lush bust if needed. In our online shop you can buy the matching traditional jackets for every type of figure.
How to wash and protect the Trachten cardigan
The care of a traditional cardigan depends on the exact material composition. For Dirndl jackets with a high wool content, for example, you should pay attention to low washing temperatures. If necessary, a gentle or wool washing cycle is recommended. Close button strips and zippers on the garment.
Use a mild detergent and avoid unnecessary additives such as fabric softeners. This may leave residues in the fibres. In the worst case this makes them felty and brittle. For this reason, use detergents sparingly. Delicate detergents and washing cycles at low temperatures protect the material and preserve the colours.
This also applies to any applications such as embroidery. Separate your cardigans and the rest of your laundry according to colour and do not fill the washing drum completely. After washing, you can carefully pull your Dirndl jackets into shape. Let your traditional knitted jacket air dry and avoid direct sunlight. Otherwise a bleaching effect may occur. Jackets in traditional costume style should dry on a hanger or lying down.
Discover knitwear Bavarian style
The quaint and beautiful traditional clothes of the Alpine regions of Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland are not only remaining part of people's everday life there, but are also well-known and popular throughout the world, last not least as the perfect Oktoberfest outfits. Trachten mode, as the traditonal costume fashion is called in German, is best known for items like the iconic dirndl dresses and men clothing like lederhosen. But knitwear also plays a crucial role in the clothing Alpine people like to wear. Richly patterned and often decorated with embroidery and pretty metal buttons and buckles the jackets, jumpers and socks ooze the rustic and cosy charm of the good old days. They are skillfully manufactured from top quality sheep's wool; especially in ladies' fashion cotton and silk are popular modern additions that make for a smoother, softer touch and a more sophisticated look.
Bavarian style represents the most popular clothing in Germany
Trachten mode is becoming more precious and popular as globalisation offers people much of the same thing wherever they go. Traditional clothes which are linked to the environment and circumstances of a specific region can still be found throughout Germany. Just think of iconic items like the Northern fishermen's shirts, knitwear and caps or the lovely costume dresses of the Black Forest in the Southwest. But the clothing Alpine regions have created in the course of centuries prove more popular than any other folk costume in Germany. One reason for that might be that they are the most suitable Oktoberfest outfits. No visit of the Oktoberfest would be complete without wearing at least a few folkloristic items of clothing like dirndl dress, lederhosen or the typical knitwear of Bavaria and they are popular souvenirs for visitors as much as they are much loved and treasured traditional clothes of the locals. Clothing in Germany is generally of the highest quality, skillfully made from best materials, so whatever you choose for yourself or your loved ones will be beautiful and wearable for a long time.
Bavarian style knitwear can be worn on all kinds of occassions
If you are you looking for beautiful traditional clothing Alpine trachten mode offers a wide range of versatile styles. At the annual Oktoberfest outfits of the greatest variety are showcased. The globally known beer festival which is held in Munich each year is the perfect occassion for ladies to wear a flattering dirndl dress with a pretty knitted jacket or for men to try on the rustic lederhosen which take no offence in a little beer spillage and should be worn with the thick patterned socks to match. But especially knitted items can be incorporated into your daily life without any problems, even if you don't live anywhere near Bavaria. A beautiful woolen jacket with metal buttons will look equally nice over a dress on a cool evening or with jeans for a more casual look. And especially in winter you will feel cosy and warm in your Bavarian jumper. Discover the variety and beauty of knitted Bavarian fashion which is available for women and men as well as for boys and girls. Enjoy the Bavarian way of life wherever you are - the perfect knitted jacket or jumper in a flattering Alpine style is out there waiting for you.