Re-invent your summer warbrobe with Dirndl skirt

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Agencies
  • Updated: May 29, 2014 18:08 IST

From the MET Gala to the Cannes Film Festival, the red carpet has seen many lust-worthy looks in the recent past. And, while vintage inspiration and old Hollywood glamour continues to rule, here’s one trend that makes for bountiful of inspiration.

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Back to Bavaria

Think of cinched at the waist with a bell-shaped, flowy and tea-lengthed skirt, and you’ve got a Dirndl at hand! Inspired by the ­traditional working class costume in Austria, Bavaria and other Alpine regions in the 18th century, Dirndl can simply be translated to the word ‘girl’. Like every trend, this one’s back too in its contemporary avatar. The trend now

The modern take on the style is made of lightweight flounce, Victorian influence and exaggerated ­silhouettes. The Dirndl influence has given birth to high-waisted skirts with a dash of ­on-trend inputs. From sheer panels, the plissé effect to metallic obi-style broad belts and tulle trims — take your modern pick.

Why you should be a Dirndlist

The tulip-shaped silhouette can be flattering on almost all body types, making it a smart pick for summer. The high-waist helps accentuate the smallest part of your waist, along with embracing your curves. To your Dirndl skirt, add navy band-stripes, toile de jouy prints for a ­vintage touch and box pleats for sporty sass!

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