An Introduction to Dirndl Skirts

The Dirndl skirt (a full skirt with a gathered waistband) has come a long way since its origins in traditional German costume. Lots of prominent designers have included Dirndl skirts in their collections recently.

The History of the Dirndl in Austria and Germany - Tracht History

The dirndl is a female dress copied from the Trachten, consisting of a top (Austrian: "Leibl") and blouse, wide skirt and a colorful apron. Originally, the dirndl was the working dress . . .