Traditional bodice - Tradition with esprit
Conjure up a slim waist, accentuate the neckline, give your dress, skirt or trousers the finishing touch: A traditional bodice is not only the classic among alpine fashion, it also celebrates femininity and can be used in many ways. Together with the matching accessories, it ensures an ever-changing appearance.
Bodice - the heart of the traditional look
Already in the 16th century the initial history of the bodice took its course. Female forms were emphasized, occasionally the bodice was not only laced, but laced downright up to the wasp waist. Once the richly decorated bodice was a sign of belonging to a region, but it also expressed prosperity.
This bodice is still part of a traditional costume, but the rules for the wearers have long since been relaxed. Tightly bound, this garment stands for femininity. The waist appears slimmer, the neckline - the so-called balcony - is also accentuated by the bodice.
Traditional bodice - the right fit
It should fit tightly, but not so tightly that wearing it is uncomfortable. To find out the right size, compare your own body measurements with the supplier's chart. It is best not to do this undressed, but to wear the brassiere, which is to be worn later under the bodice. This is sometimes the decisive centimetre that lies between a tight fit and tightness.
With a laced bodice a slight correction is possible. But if it is too strong, the beautiful piece loses its beauty. If the corset folds in the back, one size bigger is the better choice. A high-quality corset is also worked in such a way that the outer fabric and lining have similar care properties. Nothing distorts, appearance and fit are always perfect.
Trachten Corsage - A garment for many occasions
The neat appearance and versatility make this garment so popular. Combining traditional bodices is fun, the right outfit is quickly created for every occasion. For the classic look, wear this bodice over the Dirndl blouse to the wide skirt.
If you like, you can enhance a simple summer dress, matching in colour and style, with a beautiful bodice. Depending on the occasion, the blouse may be renounced under the Dirndl Corsage, it is on warm days clothing enough. For the proper appearance, wear the bodice combined with your Oktoberfest Lederhosen for ladies. The alpine garment is not only reserved for popular celebrations.
In everyday life, traditional costume bodices are worn with jeans, and in the evening it is the perfect complement to a long skirt for a visit to the theatre. Whether the entire ensemble is colour-coordinated or the bodice skilfully contrasts is entirely up to the wearer.
The complete look - from the accessory to the hairstyle
If a visit to the beer garden or the folk festival takes longer, every woman will be happy if she has the right traditional knitted jacket with her. The warming function is not everything, the cardigan also sets fashionable accents.
When it comes to matching Oktoberfest hairstyles, women with long hair have a slight advantage. You can choose between updo hairstyles and braided braids. Short hair is formed into waves, the floral wreath or the hairpiece manage to create the traditional look even with a sporty cut. It is even easier with the matching traditional hat. Straight or puppet-style, set diagonally on the hair, it not only looks good, but also protects against rain and cold.
Dress bodice for leisure and celebrations
A traditional costume bodice or corsage is a perfect match for a skirt or a pair of trousers. No matter whether you opt for a traditional costume skirt or a pair of blue jeans, a traditional costume bodice is always a perfect choice for the top part, thus showing once again that traditional costume fashion goes never out of style and blends in perfectly with regular fashion.
Traditional and versatile
The dirndl bodice or dirndl corsage emphasizes a woman's upper body in the most favourable way. Notably its low-cut neckline and its tight fight help form the beautiful decolleté that has become one of the trademarks of German women's "trachten", as traditional costume women clothing is called in German. Centuries of trachten fashion have shown that trends come and go, but that the breathtaking decolleté never goes out of fashion - and so trachten designers have wisely decided to include it in nearly all their new creations, among them those for dirndl corsages and bodices. As the name suggests, a dirndl bodice or corsage is cut much like the upper part of classical dirndl dress. The cut is thus figure-hugging and beautifully emphasizes the wearer's feminine silhouette. Ruches, laces and slightly puffed sleeves are not only reminiscent of the classical dirndl blouses, but also add a girlish touch to the bodice.
The perfect top part for any outfit
Dirndl corsages and bodices are traditionally combined with dirndl skirts, but can also be worn with regular skirts and trousers, such as blue jeans. They are thus another great example for the exceptional flexibility of German traditional costume fashion that has increasingly incorporporated elements of every-day fashion and has a strong crossover appeal. At the Munich Oktoberfest, the world's biggest october party, and other German culture festivals around the world where tracht German is worn, such as the famous Germanfest in Milwaukee in the US, many women can be spotted who combine dirndl corsages and bodices with regular skirts. Whether you choose to combine the corsage or bodice with a traditional costume skirt or your favourite pair of blue jeans, you will soon find out that a dirndl bodice or corsage is the perfect top part for any outfit, as it allows you to make a traditional fashion statement and still be dressed modern and fashionably.
Latest fashion trends
In our online shop, we always offer the latest trends in dirndl corsage and bodice fashion. All of the corsages and bodices in our catalogue can be combined both with traditional costume skirts and casual skirts or trousers. A particularly beautiful corsage that enjoys great popularity among our clients in Germany and around the world is the Carmen-style corsage which leaves the shoulders uncovered. Its cut, the ruches around the low-cut neckline and the beautiful laces in the front give it a distinct traditional costume appearance, while the black and white colorization highlights the Carmen theme which is so much en vogue in today's fashion.
When choosing your dirndl corsage or bodice, pay attention to the size. Just like the dirndl dress, a dirndl bodice or corsage is always tightly cut and looks best when chosen in the proper size. Also make sure to check out or offers for dirndl skirts - you will find attractive clothing for sale in all departments of our online shop.