The Dirndl skirt (a full skirt with a gathered waistband) has come a long way since its origins in traditional German costume.  Lots of prominent designers have included dirndl skirts in their collections recently.  The Dirndl featured above is from the Valentino collection.

DIRNDL SKIRT

Dirndle Skirt Dirndl skirts are like gathered skirts but they gathers are not very full. Dirndl skirts usually have side seams pockets and the skirt looks straight when worn.

shoes: Up, socks: Fräulein Prusselise, mushroom pins (actually thumb tags): dille & kamille everything else: second hand

shoes: Up, socks: Fräulein Prusselise, mushroom pins (actually thumb tags): dille & kamille everything else: second hand

Rose Dirndl $85... I love this style.. something I would wear at home in the states too

Rose Dirndl $85... I love this style.. something I would wear at home in the states too

Really like the cute ruffle on the bodice neckline. Susanne Spatt

Really like the cute ruffle on the bodice, love the blue bow. I am pinning this in princesses, but really would wear this for a HOBBIT outfit ;

Lanvin RTW SS06

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2006 Ready-To-Wear

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