Women’s Oktoberfest Costume Size Chart For Reference
Oktoberfest, annual festival in Munich, Germany, held over a two-week period and ending on the first Sunday in October. The festival originated on October 12, 1810, in celebration of the marriage of the crown prince of Bavaria, who later became King Louis I, to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festival concluded five days later with a horse race held in an open area that came to be called Theresienwiese (“Therese’s green”). The following year the race was combined with a state agricultural fair, and in 1818 booths serving food and drink were introduced. By the late 20th century the booths had developed into large beer halls made of plywood, with interior balconies and bandstands. Each of the Munich brewers erects one of the temporary structures, with seating capacities of some 6,000. The mayor of Munich taps the first keg to open the festival. Total beer consumption during Oktoberfest is upwards of 75,800 hectolitres (about 2 million gallons). The breweries are also represented in parades that feature beer wagons and floats along with people in folk costumes. Other entertainment includes games, amusement rides, music, and dancing. Oktoberfest draws more than six million people each year, many of them tourists.
A number of U.S. cities, particularly those with large German American populations, hold Oktoberfests modeled on the original in Munich. These popular celebrations, which feature beer and German food, are an attempt to reproduce the Bavarian sense of gemütlichkeit—cordiality.
Dressing up in Oktoberfest clothing is one of the best parts of the entire experience.
The traditional clothes worn at Oktoberfest are actually authentic Bavarian attire, worn for everything from formal occasions like church and weddings to arduous physical labour… so calling them “costumes” is not a good idea. They even have an entire parade dedicated to it during the festival!
Oktoberfest Outfits for Women: The Basics
The classic Oktoberfest dress that you see in eeeevery Oktoberfest photo ever is called a dirndl. It’s composed of three parts:
- The blouse
- The dress
- The apron.
It’s very easy to find these in sets, but if you’re picky, you can also buy them separately and mix and match to create fun custom combinations.
it’s not totally uncommon for women to wear the classic Lederhosen,In fact, it’s often called “Ladyhosen” and can look wonderfully badass
Oktoberfest Clothing for Men
- Oktoberfest, men typically wear lederhosen (literally meaning ‘leather pants’).
- Every Oktoberfest guy “costume” should also include a shirt of some kind to go underneath the lederhosen.