The Little Black Dirndl

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- Black polyester poplin traditional square neckline
- Black satin piping at neckline, armhole and princess seams 
- Hook detailing and chain center front lacing
- Reinforced center front zipper closure
- NOTE: Lining styles may vary
- Matching poplin pleated skirt
- Length is 21" from the natural waist to the hemline
- 2 side front skirt pockets
- Black georgette, semi-sheer gathered apron
- Edelweiss trimming at the hemline
Made with love in Chicago, IL. USA


This bodice is less fitted in the bust then other styles

Skirt Length:
This dirndl is our mini length 20" 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!


Machine washable on a HAND WASH or delicate cycle. Wash inside out. Lay flat or hang dry. Or Dry Clean. Use a cotton pressing cloth when ironing.
Machine washable on a HAND WASH or delicate cycle. Tumble dry low, lay flat or hang dry. Use a cotton pressing cloth when ironing.


We offer FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders $250 and over. We also offer international shipping.
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.
Check out our frequently asked questions for additional shipping information.
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


This dirndl has been a staple piece at Rare Dirndl since 2017 and can be easily customized by changing the blouse, apron or lacings.

Keep a collection of different colored ribbons in your pockets

The LBD is a staple for any dirndl closet. This is a classic dirndl style that is simply timeless. Dress it up with the elegant Sweetheart Blouse with Draped Sleeves or keep it casual with an Off-the-Shoulder Blouse! The fabric used for this dirndl is ideal for the girl on the go because it barely wrinkles and is easy to care for. 

  • All black polyester poplin dirndl with traditional square neckline 
  • Hook detailing and chain center front lacing
  • Skirt length is 21" from the natural waist to the hemline (so if you're 5'4" it meets the middle of your knee)
  • 2 side skirt pockets
  • Black georgette gathered apron with edelweiss trim at the hemline
  • NOTE: Lining styles may vary
  • Made with love in Chicago, IL (keeping it in the USA baby!)

Looking to add a POP of color? 💕 Click here to check out the Embroidered Rosette Apron 

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

Need it customized? You can get this dirndl made to your measurements and a custom length for an additional $99. Email info@raredirndl with what you are looking for and we'll make it happen! Custom orders take approximately 6 weeks.

Have more questions? No worries!! Give us a call at 312.806.5099