As a small, woman-owned business, we understand that finding the perfect style and fit for your Oktoberfest outfit can sometimes be challenging, even with the best intentions. That's why we are proud to offer a hassle-free return and exchange policy. We want our customers to be completely satisfied with their purchases, and if for any reason you're not completely happy with your order, we will gladly accept returns and exchanges. Whether it's a sizing issue or a change of heart, we believe in making the shopping experience as convenient as possible for you.

Our dedicated customer service team is always available to assist you with any inquiries or concerns you may have regarding returns or exchanges. We have a easy and convenient returns and exchange portal to guide you through the process. CLICK HERE TO START.

the rare dirndl customer service team smiling in the chicago studio - both erika and maria are wearing oktoberfest dresses

We genuinely care about ensuring your satisfaction and want to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable throughout the entire process. Your happiness and finding the perfect Oktoberfest outfit are our top priorities, and we are committed to going the extra mile to make it happen.


dirndl dress blouse laying on a cushion next to a floral crown - beautiful accessories for dirndl dresses

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

Start a return button - return an oktoberfest costume
**Rare Dirndl is not liable for lost or damaged packages.**


dirndl dresses and oktoberfest outfits on a clothing rack - great to celebrate oktoberfest


We want you to be happy and excited about your upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations. So we are also happy to exchange any items we can, however since we only produce limited quantities of our designs, we may not have a perfect exchange.

Click the button below to see your options. If you cannot find what you are looking for or are having a hard time navigating the portal, feel free to send us an email info[at]raredirndl[dot]com or call 312-806-5099 to discuss your options with our team. 

Start a return button - return an oktoberfest costume
**Rare Dirndl is not liable for lost or damaged packages.**



woman in a blue traditional dirndl dress (an oktoberfest costume) standing between two gentleman in black pants and vests.

We just launched a new Alterations Reimbursement Program! If 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. 


  image of erika sitting by the sewing machine in the dirndl design studio

Custom Dirndls

Girl posing in the Munich town square in a black and red dirndl with skulls to celebrate oktoberfest

we take pride in offering custom dirndls that are tailored specifically to your preferences and measurements. We believe that personalized garments enhance the individuality and uniqueness of your Oktoberfest experience. However, it's important to note that due to the personalized nature of custom dirndls, they are not returnable.

We want to ensure that every custom piece is crafted to perfection and meets your expectations. Rest assured that we will make every effort to work closely with you throughout the design and creation process to understand your vision and requirements. We value open communication and will address any concerns or adjustments you may have along the way. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and make you happy with your custom dirndl. We understand that each customer is special, and we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and craftsmanship to ensure that your custom dirndl is a cherished piece that brings joy and represents your unique style at Oktoberfest in Germany.

close up image of an ivory bridal dirndl for oktoberfest celebrations

If a custom dirndl dress is not made to the given measurements, any alterations will be made free of charge.

In the case of incorrect measurements given, the customer is responsible for all further alteration costs.


    What other's have said

    woman wearing a red flower crown and a black dirndl dress - great outfit for oktoberfest

    "The new [returns] portal is great! As an IT person, I can tell you how much more delightful this is. Super cool to have it present the available exchange options right down to the sizes! 

    I saw the RMA approval and return label come through, and didn't have any problems with the link to print it out." Jennifer H. exchanging her Denim Lederhosen




    "My overall experience has been great! The ordering process was easy. My package arrived timely and I felt so special opening it up. Inside, it was evident that the person who wrapped up my Lederhosen actually cared and wanted the recipient to feel like they were a value to the company. At least, that is how I felt when I opened up the package. Alas, the capris are too big so I have initiated an exchange because they just keep falling down and really did not fit or feel right with a belt. All in all, the item was exactly what I expected (except the size - I just have a hard time finding the right fit in jeans) and of high quality. I can't wait to try on the next pair! Thank you!" Michelle R.