Women's Oktoberfest Dresses
People mostly know Oktoberfest as a beer festival but its origin signifies more than that. The traditional festivity was held first October 1810 in Munich to honour the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and then Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. It began as a full five days of merriment that included parades, music, horse races, food feasting and drinking. Today, many countries join the commemoration of that historical event, including Australia. You can see people donning colourful Oktoberfest outfit, plus lots of beer, of course!
What are Some Cool Dresses You Can Wear?
There's no need to spend much money on hiring a dressmaker to sew you a costume. You can find ready-made clothes online. Here are some Oktoberfest costumes for women :
- Beer wench costume. AKA a Dirndl costume, present yourself in this peasant-style dress. It is flattering at any size and shape. The design is a lace-up corset with an apron of braid trim. Walk around as a beer maid and you might just get a free beer from admirers!
- German Lederhosen costume. Who says you can't dress up as a man? Come in German lederhosen. Wear those knee-length leather breeches and enjoy freedom from long, heavy clothes.
- Swiss Alps girl costume. Show up in an Alpine girl dress. This traditional peasant dress never goes out of style.
What are Cool Accessories You Can Wear?
Here are three suggestions:
- Oktoberfest costume wigs and facial hair. Go all out with matching wigs and facial hair. Go as a Bavarian blonde or red-haired. Amscan has a number of options for you.
- Hats and other headpieces. These accent your wear and put a nice finishing touch to your look. Check out feathered hats, German trenker hats and traditional Bavarian hats for options.
- Traditional boots. Put your trusty sneakers to rest for a while and match your outfit with costume women's boots.
What Should You Pack for Oktoberfest?
Here are three essential packing items:
- Beer-Resistant boots. Don't wear delicate footwear that may stain from beer splashes and wet surfaces. Good boots repel water and have anti-slip soles.
- Dedicated camera. Photos, photos! Bring one, especially if it will be your first time to experience the festivities.
- Leggings or tights. These lightweight bottoms are easy to carry and quick to put on when the weather gets nippy at night.