Ring Leader Dirndl

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Size Guide
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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 mild detergent and water or Dry Clean ONLY. Use a cotton pressing cloth when ironing.

Spot clean. Hang or lay flat to dry. 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

Step into the spotlight with this striking dirndl inspired by the captivating energy of a circus ring leader! The classic black bodice with red and white details paired with a short black and white striped skirt creates a bold and sophisticated look that is sure to make a statement. Perfect for anyone who loves to stand out from the crowd.

  • Black polyester poplin, traditional square neckline dirndl bodice
  • Garnet red piping at the armhole, neckline, and princess seams
  • 1/2 inch Black satin box-pleated neckline trim layered with 1/4 inch white guimpe braid. 
  • Center front heart and edelweiss charm zipper pull
  • The black and white satin striped skirt is 20" from the natural waist to the hemline (just above the knee if you are 5'4")
  • 2 side skirt pockets
  • Black embroidered rosette net apron with garnet red apron ties. 
  • Made with love in Chicago, IL. USA

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

The short skirt is made of black and white striped satin fabric, which adds a playful touch and perfectly captures the essence of the circus. The skirt gently flares out, making it easy to move and dance in, and the black and white stripes give it a timeless and classic appeal.

The bodice is adorned with layers of detailed neckline trimming that add a touch of elegance and help to emphasize the hourglass shape of the dirndl. The look is finished with a black rosette apron with garnet red apron ties, providing a final touch that perfectly complements the essence of this goth girl style.