Traditional costume in the Kitzbüheler Alpen
Dirndl and Lederhosen are in vogue
Classic traditional costume with its regional specificities is timeless and always in vogue! Locals and guests are very fond of traditional costume - for the lady there is the practical Dirndl with a cotton blouse, while for the men there are traditional Lederhosen with a linen shirt and chic "embroidered leather belt".
Traditional costume is popular on all fronts - to look at and to wear!
The history and significance of the traditional costume
After the Second World War, individual dressmakers, the Chamber of Agriculture and regional groups put effort into traditional costumes. Local sewing courses were organised and these costumes were worn at social events and these regional, celebratory garments are being worn once again. Tirol’s regional costume group (Tiroler Landestrachtenverband) are among the most fervent proponents of a – if you like – culture of traditional costume which is ‘alive’ and well. More than 10,000 members ensure, especially on official occasions, that the regional traditional costume culture continues to be nurtured. Apart from that, the ‘individual’ wearing of a costume (more-so in the Tirol Lowlands than in Brixental) is limited mainly for parties to celebrate occasions. In this respect little has changed over the centuries. Things are somewhat different for the local music groups and ‘Schützenkompanien’: traditional uniforms are obligatory during public occasions. Resurrected music groups and companies also have a ‘local’ costume.