Dear Dress Lovers,
Yesterday afternoon, the Mr. asked me if I wanted to ride out to an old graveyard where lots of our ancestors are buried.
I wore a favorite blue dress, a very Heidi-looking dress, made in Austria. I covered my arms (it was chilly) with a black shawl, wore my Kate Spade navy blue tights and my Steve Madden boots. (I told the Mr. I would wear them a lot.)
But about this dress. Here's the lable, for you label addicts.
According to Wikipedia:
"The dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt and apron. While appearing to be simple and plain, a properly made modern dirndl may be quite expensive as it is tailored and sometimes cut from costly hand-printed or silk fabrics. In the South German dialects (Bairisch), Dirndl originally referred a young woman or a girl, and Dirndlgewand to the dress. Nowadays, Dirndl may equally refer to either a young woman or to the dress."
"The Austrian upper classes adopted the dirndl as high fashion in the 1870s. Today, dirndls vary from simple styles to exquisitely crafted, very expensive models."
No apron. Just a simple, old-fashioned dress.
Pardon the poor lighting in the photo above, but wanted you to see the detail.
Dress: Salzburger Dirndl Look Trachtenecht
Tights: Kate Spade
Boots: Steve Madden
Shawl: Lennie for Nina Leonard
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