What To Wear To Oktoberfest

Before you’ve even had the first sip of Bavarian brew or nibbled on a bratwurst, you can get right into the spirit of Oktoberfest with some fancy gear or accessories.

Most people opt for traditional leather lederhosen shorts (lay-der-hozen) or the quaint alpine dress, the dirndl (deern-dul), but there are plenty of other things you can wear to get you in the mood for a party.

Of course, regular attire is also totally acceptable and you’ll still have a great time but remember that the majority of visitors to the Munich Oktoberfest (and similar numbers who flock to Perth’s own authentic beer festival at Elmar’s in the Valley) will be in costume of some sort, so fancy dress is definitely the norm.  Joining in will make the event even more festive and fun.

For an authentic look that is quintessentially German, you can’t go past lederhosen or dirndls and because these come in many different guises, you’re sure to find one that fits your personality.

For the ladies, you could opt for a demure dirndl with an embroidered bodice, blouse, skirt and apron or you could do the flirty fraulein thing and slip into a sassy tavern girl outfit complete with mini skirt, corset, lace underskirt and thigh-high white stockings – the choice is yours.

A simple plaid skirt with a white off-the-shoulder top accessorised with a red hair bow, a wide belt, a felt alpine hat or even fishnet stockings is also a great look and will have you kicking up your heels and clinking your stein in no time.

And for the guys, there are many, many different kinds of lederhosen to choose from – and of course, long white socks are a must.  But if leather isn’t your thing, you can always dig out a checked shirt, pull on some shorts, add some suspenders and put a feather in your hat to get into the beer-swilling spirit of this famous festival.

Don’t worry if your wardrobe is lacking in Bavarian-themed outfits, simply head to Hurly Burly Fancy dress in Perth and choose whatever takes your fancy.  They’ve got a huge range of traditional garb and accessories, so all you need to do is make sure your tickets are booked and let them take care of your outfit.

Talking of tickets, they’re selling fast for Perth’s original – and still the biggest and the best – Oktoberfest at Elmar’s in the Valley, so don’t risk disappointment, get in quickly and put the 13th or the 20th October in your calendars.

Buy tickets (which include free public transport on Transperth buses, trains and ferries three hours before and after the event) and start planning your weekend and your wardrobe for Oktoberfest 2018!


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