Beautiful Late 1940s Bavarian Silk Taffeta & Velvet Formal Dirndl
Based on the traditional clothing of Alps peasants, the dirndl is a type of traditional dress worn in Germany, specifically Bavaria, and Austria. While its roots are with lower-class workwear, the dirndl was adopted as high fashion
by Austrians in the latter part of the 19th century.
Unlike the traditional cotton or wool dirndl, this formal frock is made of a beautiful deep ocean blue silk taffeta with an elegant flower and lattice work pattern. It has a sweetheart neckline that is trimmed in layers of folded powder blue velvet, pleated silk taffeta and picot black and gold lamé cording. Two small silver buttons with an attached looped chain accent the bust.
The back portion of the bodice is lined in white cotton with a traditional Bavarian print. The puffed sleeves are elasticized and lined in a powder blue taffeta. The skirt of the dress is pleated at the waist. Fastens with a metal side zipper.
The dress is perfect for Oktoberfest and other formal events.
Total Length: 42"
Label: Huf in Bav, Org. Bav. Dirndl
There is one small spot on the back of the neck where the two ends of the picot cord trim meet that has a few frayed threads that could easily be snipped and go unnoticed.
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