Who is ready for the biggest, most authentic and family-friendly Oktoberfest in all of Southern California? With opening weekend coming up September 13 for Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, there is no time to waste to get ready to celebrate Oktoberfest in style!
My mom sent us a surprise package, with a new set of “Festkleidung” for the upcoming Oktoberfest. I thought this would be an awesome opportunity to teach you all a few tricks about Oktoberfest wear: The Dirndl and the Lederhosen.
The most important thing about the Dirndl, next to proper cleavage, is how you tie your apron bow. Don’t be fooled – where you tie it says much about you!
BOW TIED ON LEFT
When you bow is tied on the left, that means you’re single, or not married. If you tie your bow on this side, be ready to receive some male attention – you’re asking for it!
BOW TIED ON RIGHT
When your bow is tied on the right, that means you’re taken, or married. You’re allowed to give any guy hitting on you eine Ohrfeige (you may slap them!). While this is not officially a custom or Oktoberfest etiquette, men better be aware of the bow tie. There’s some feisty women out there. Just saying 😉
BOW TIED IN THE MIDDLE
Tell the men to stay away – here’s a virgin! Don’t mistakenly tie your bow in the middle because you think it looks pretty. Yes, there’s a meaning to everything!
BOW TIED IN THE BACK
When your bow is tied in the back, you probably want to tell the men to stay away too; at least for a while. Here, you’re dealing with a widow. Or a waitress. Either way, they’re not the ones to hit on!
Guys have it much easier! All they have to do is put them on! Now you should never wear a T-Shirt inside Lederhosen, that’s just all wrong! Find a nice checkered, button down shirt. Long sleeve, short sleeve, red, blue or yellow. As long as it’s tucked in and buttoned up, you’re golden. Complement with some white socks and dress shoes. No sneakers allowed!
For quick reference:
If you want to go more casual, that’s fine too. The guys can exchange Lederhosen for jeans anyday (even though we really like to see you in leather!). The ladies have a complete change of clothes! They keep a dressy shirt, that looks like a female version of a male dress shirt, and combine with either jeans or Lederhosen for girls. Suspenders or not – flaunting real Oktoberfest wear is sexy!
What About The Children?
That’s easy: Do it all in miniature! And make sure the Dirndl bow is in the middle! Just kidding. Tie the bow where ever you want to on your little girl. They’re often tied in the back. Keeps it simple and out of the way.