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The secrets of the Dirndl’s ribbon


Single or not? The ribbon explains. Picture source: Nemoralis, Wikicommons

The ribbon of a Dirndl is more than mere decoration. It tells a lot about the marital status of the girl or woman wearing the Dirndl. To avoid problems, you should carefully check the ribbon before your  first advances.

Is the ribbon tied at the left side, everything is fine: The woman is single and might not be adverse to a flirt.

However, if the ribbon is to be found on the right side, you should be careful. The boyfriend, fiancé or husband might be just around the corner.

Of course, those two are not the only options how to tie a ribbon. Worn in the middle of the front side, you are looking at a virgin. If the ribbon is tied in the middle of the back side, the woman is a widow – or a waitress, because those like to bind their ribbons like this as well.

As you can see, the ribbon does not give you a 100% certainty. But still, it’s better than nothing, don’t you think?


One Comment

  1. Wollte meiner Schwester vor einigen Monaten einen Shop empfehlen, wo die Kleider für das Oktoberfest besonders günstig sind und da stand im Oktoberfestbereich auch einen Part, wie das mit den Schleifen gehandhabt wird. Was für die Kleider gilt, sollte meiner Meinung nach auch für die Lederhosen gelten.