We are all acutely aware that since 2020 our lives have been turned upside down and things we considered “normal” have shifted. Our favorite events have been cancelled, our habits changed dramatically and the way in which we communicate also shifted. Zoom is a common app, suddenly we all new hobbies, new ways to manage our mental health and we appreciated our healthcare workers more than ever. 

One thing that remained the same among us dirndl fans… was our love for our heritage and dirndls! Many of us had grand plans of wearing our dirndls to annual German club picnics, summer festivals and of course, those Munich travel plans for Oktoberfest. All of those plans… poof - gone.

But that didn’t stop us from finding ways to wear our dirndls! Even during quarantine times, we found ways! Working from home? How about Trachten Fridays. German night at home... such a fun way to get everyone in the household dressed up. Virtual German Dinner Parties with friends via zoom? Hell Ya!

Here are some photos of our AMAZING customers making the BEST of a scheißsandwhich situation… of course, wearing their dirndls. 

woman wearing a dirndl at home - great oktoberfest outfit
Cat is wearing her One-of-a-Kind Dirndl while she works from home! Her own version of a Trachtenfreitag.

man in his kitchen playing an accordion next to a woman wearing a dirndl with a white dirndl blouse
Heidi and her husband brought the joy of the summer German festivals to their home with music, food and drinks! And of course she had to wear her new One-of-a-Kind Dirndl.

woman wearing a plus size dirndl in a garden
Maggie is wearing her One-of-a-Kind Dirndl to soak up some time in nature. Being with the earth and surrounding yourself with nature is one of the ways I’ve personally found lots of comfort and joy… and I’d bet Maggie would agree.

woman wearing a burgundy dirndl with floral crown in a garden
After a long day of working from home, Rita got dolled up in her One-of-a-Kind Dirndl for a fun evening with her husband! 

woman wearing a dirndl dress in her home office - great oktoberfest outfit
Jennifer got us started in the Rare Dirndl First Looks Club, with our first (maybe annual) Heritage at Home day! She wore her One-of-a-Kind Dirndl to work from home and celebrate her heritage all day long.
woman wearing a plus size black and white dirndl in front of a christmas tree
As the VP of her German Club, Abby would have worn her One-of-a-Kind Dirndl to the big Germanfest in Fort Wayne, IN this year, but instead she got dressed up for a little Christmas fun!

woman wearing a cool modern dirndl while at work
Our very own Rare Dirndl Design Studio Manager, Maria, wore her One-of-a-Kind Dirndl to work one day, because “WHY NOT!?”
January 18, 2021 — Erika Neumayer

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