The Meaning Behind Which Side To Tie The Dirndl On

For ladies attending Oktoberfest in La Crosse, the dirndl costume is the traditional and trendy fashion of choice. It represents the appreciation and celebration of the Bavarian culture. But be careful which side you tie your dirndl on as this tells men about your relationship status! Part of the dirndl is the apron tied around a woman’s waist in a bow or knot. The placement of your dirndl’s apron waist bow or knot in particular has a significant meaning. It’s an easy way to know whether the woman is single and ready to mingle, in a relationship, married, or even widowed.

Tied on the Left
If the knot of the apron is tied in the front, towards the left side, it means that a woman is single.

Tied on the Right
However, if the knot of the apron is tied to the right side, it means that the woman is either married or in a relationship.

Tied in the Middle
Their relationship status is none of your business.

Tied on the Back in Center
The knot tied in the center on the back of the apron is for widows, waitresses, or children.