Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Vintage Fashion Dirndls

Fashion Dirndl Dress:

In the 1950’s a dress with gathered skirt called a dirndl became widely popular.  Originating in Europe, this hourglass fashion silhouette emphasized a full skirted, close bodied dress that closely followed in style many regional costumes.  The term is German and began to be used in the 1930's to describe a fitted dress with gathered skirt. Popular fashion influenced by this folkwear, were often made in authentic cottons and challi prints.  They became popular following the rise of Dior's New Look in 1947.