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Old 11-21-2017, 11:22 AM
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Any Bavarians In The House? Question About Dirndl Traditions

In this video, a woman who creates made-to-order dirndls and lederhosen explains some of the traditions of the dirndl. Specifically, she says that her friend, the interviewer (Dana) must tie the bow at the front and on the right because she is a married woman. A single woman, says the maker, would tie the bow front left. Tying front-center indicates the wearer is a virgin, and tying back-center indicates that she's a widow.

The maker also says that she'll wear it tied on the left to indicate that she's having a good time.

My question is, do the tying traditions still hold true? Or do most wearers simply go for the left, regardless of their marital status, in modern use?
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Old 11-21-2017, 01:08 PM
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We have Bavarian friends and we've asked them this and yes, it is still adhered to in many places.
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Old 11-21-2017, 04:26 PM
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I hadn't heard about the meaning of front-center and back-center, but left for single and right for married/taken is definitely still being done.

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Old 11-21-2017, 06:48 PM
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I hadn't heard about the meaning of front-center and back-center, but left for single and right for married/taken is definitely still being done.

Fish Cheer, born and raised just outside of Munich
So what about young girls (teenagers and children), do they just wear the "single" version? Or do the kids' version not include a bow?

Also, are there variations in lederhosen that indicate the wearer's marital status?
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:08 AM
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I really feel the title should ask for "Bavarians in the Haus" instead.
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