The Elephant Dirndl

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- Elephant 100% &cotton print
- High collar, regal neckline bodiec
- Plum piping at armhole and princess seams
- Plum poly peach skin skirt
- Medium 26" length skirt with 2" hem
- 2 side front skirt pockets
- Soft, light-weight denim apron
- Lace at hemline and on apron ties.
Made with love in Chicago, IL. USA


This bodice fitted through the bust. Those who are short-waisted may find this style ill-fitting.

Skirt Length:
This dirndl is our medium length 26" from the waist to the hem. The model in the photos is 5'8". The hem can be let down an extra 1.75 inches.
This dirndl has 2 inches of exposed side seam allowance. It can be altered 1 - 1.5 sizes larger. Check out our Alterations Reimbursement Progam if you need alterations.



US Size 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
German Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62
Bust 33 34.5 36 37.5 39 40.5 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Waist 26 27.5 29 30.5 32 33.5 35 37 42 44 46 48 50 52 54


What size Dirndl should I order?

Determining which size dirndl will fit best should ideally be based around the bust and waist measurements. 

For the bust measurement, you’ll want to take the measuring tape around the largest part of the bust (typically around your ribcage and across the center of your bust. For the waist, you’ll want to take the measuring tape around the smallest part of the waist… this is usually right around your belly button or a bit above it. Another way to find your true waist is to bend to one side… that bend is your waist.

Ok, I’m measured… now what? Ok, now check out the size chart (above)… Figure out where your measurements fall. Most people will NOT fit exactly into the size chart, and that’s OK!

We understand that everybody and every body is different. Typically it's easier to take a dirndl in than out dirndls are also made with alterations in mind. 

If you need alterations made to your dirndl, we highly recommend you go to a seamstress or tailor in your area. It's very difficult for us to make proper alterations when we can not see the dirndl on you in person. Even if we just see photos, it is tricky business, so the best route would be to find someone talented in your area to help you get the perfect fit. We want you to feel the most beautiful and comfortable in your dirndl!

We also offer an Alteration Reimbursement ProgramIf your dirndl does not fit how you’d like and you have it tailored locally within 30 days of receiving your dirndl, we will reimburse up to $40 USD for the alterations. 

If you have more questions about sizing for your Rare Dirndl, no worries. Click Here to get all your sizing questions answered by designer Erika Neumayer!


Spot Clean with detergent and water as needed. Machine washable on a HAND WASH or delicate cycle. Lay flat or hang dry or Dry Clean. Use a cotton pressing cloth when ironing.

Dry Clean. Use a cotton pressing cloth when ironing.


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International orders may be subject to import taxes, customs duties, or other fees imposed by the destination country. These charges are not included in shipping and handling fees from Rare Dirndl and are the buyer’s responsibility.

Please note that all orders will take 1-2 business days to process prior to shipping from our Chicago, IL studio.

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Our policy is simple: if you are not 100% satisfied with any Rare Dirndl product, you may return it within 10 days of the ship date for a full refund or within 30 days for store credit.

For additional information please visit our Return Policy Page.


Made by Rare Dirndl

"I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am with this dirndl. I can't wait to wear this to my next event"- Jennifer R.

Ready to channel your inner boho gal at Oktoberfest? The Elephant dirndl combines elegant neutral tones with eastern motifs and a luxurious yet casual denim & lace apron. Hand cut to ensure each elephant gets their time to shine, you will fall in love with this dirndl every time you wear it. 

  • Elephant cotton print, high collar dirndl bodice.
  • Plum piping at armhole and princess seams
  • Plum peach-skin (fiber talk for barely wrinkles) skirt 
  • Skirt length is 26" from the natural waist to the hemline (about mid-calf if you are 5'4")
  • 2 side skirt pockets
  • Soft, light-weight denim apron with lace at hemline and on apron ties.
  • Pictured with the Lace Sweetheart Dirndl Blouse in Creme
  • Made with love in Chicago, IL 

Not sure what size to order? Click here to get all your sizing questions answered by designer, Erika Neumayer!