Women’s Oktoberfest Costumes
Willkommen all you fräulein and frau, to the biggest selection of women’s Oktoberfest costumes and accessories in Australia. Whether you fancy yourself a bit of a beer wench or more of a buxom yodeller, we’ve got dirndls and lots of other Oktoberfest costumes – Read More
Women’s Oktoberfest Costumes
Willkommen all you fräulein and frau, to the biggest selection of women’s Oktoberfest costumes and accessories in Australia. Whether you fancy yourself a bit of a beer wench or more of a buxom yodeller, we’ve got dirndls and lots of other Oktoberfest costumes – women’s and girls’ – of all types and sizes. Oktoberfest officially starts Saturday, September 21, so make sure you get your costume organised in time with free and fast delivery on all orders over $99.
What Does A Dirndl Mean?
A dirndl (pronounced dern-dull) is a traditional German dress for women, sometimes known as an Oktoberfest dress or a German maid costume. A dirndl costume usually comes in three pieces: a white blouse, a skirt and an apron. When you buy a dirndl, all three pieces come together. The skirt is full and circle-cut, the neckline is usually low and the colours are often bright. It’s not common to see a dirndl in Australia, but around Oktoberfest they’re extremely popular.
Legend has it that way you tie your apron at Oktoberfest signifies your marital status. TIe it on the right-hand sight to mean you’re taken, and on the left-hand side to show you’re single and ready to mingle. It may not be true, but if you’re heading to an Oktoberfest party, you might want to play by the rules just to be sure.
What Do Women Wear To Oktoberfest?
Women’s Oktoberfest costumes generally consist of a dirndl dress, paired with long braids (or a wig if you have short hair) and knee-high socks. When it comes to Oktoberfest costumes, women’s options can be even more fun than men’s.
The traditional shoes are leather with a comfortable rubber sole plus harder heels and toes to make noise while dancing, but you can get away with either ballet flats, Mary Janes (flat shoes with a strap across the foot), or sturdy ankle boots. If you want to wear higher shoes, go for a thicker heel and a Mary Jane or buckle strap rather than a thin heel. Avoid open toed shoes as there are likely to be plenty of broken glasses and spilled beer on the floor.
Pair your shoes with a pair of knee-high decorative knit socks to keep your legs warm, or ankle socks with a little frill that sits above your boot. CostumeBox has a range for you to choose from.
Wear your hair in twin braids, Heidi style, tied with ribbons. If your hair is shorter or too hard to plait, grab a wig to go with your costume. As well as the standard long, blonde plaits, we have wired ones, for a really hair-raising look.
While traditionally it was men that wore the iconic wool and felt Alpine hats, they have become a lot more common for women as they now come in many colours. Women’s hats are a little narrower than the men’s and are often dressed up with a brooch or feather. Or, if you don't feel like going the traditional hat approach, you can grab a novelty headpiece as an outfit topper. Think beer mugs on springs, plush bratwurst buns or top hats in a range of colours. Buy your headwear from us with your dirndl costume and get fast and free shipping.
Beer Maid Costumes
The most popular person at any Oktoberfest party is the beer maid. At Oktoberfest, beer maids are tasked with serving beer to the patrons and these strong and sassy women can carry up to ten one-litre beer steins at a time, without spilling a single drop. Don’t mess with them! With the simple addition of a stein – preferably a full one – your dirndl costume from CostumeBox can be transformed into a saucy beer maid costume with ease.
Of course, if you’d rather be the beer than the beer maid, swap the dirndl costume for a full beer costumes and you’ll be the life of the party! We have party-proof plastic steins, just BYO beer.
Other Women’s Oktoberfest Costumes
CostumeBox stocks a range of other women’s Oktoberfest costumes. Oktoberfest costumes for a female are becoming ever more varied; women’s lederhosen are increasingly becoming a popular option. These shorter versions of the men’s ones can be paired with a women’s blouse and some ribbons for a more feminine take on the traditional men's costume and make the perfect Oktoberfest women’s outfit.
You can also deck yourself out in accessories to fit the theme. CostumeBox stocks a huge range of hats, from traditional Alpine-style hats to novelty beer headbands, as well as necklaces, wigs, aprons and more. We’ve also got beer buddy costumes – never show up to a party alone!
Find women’s Oktoberfest costumes, accessories and more here at CostumeBox and have it delivered – fast and free for all orders over $99 – in plenty of time to wow the crowds at Oktoberfest! You’ll be the prettiest fräulein at the festival!