The fact that many women from Munich know a lot about Oktoberfest costumes is actually a matter of course. But in the last few years, the trend has emerged that tourists also like wearing Dirndl dresses. It is always good to pass on a tradition but this one could easily lead to some misunderstandings, unwanted flirtation attempts or „I just can't believe my eyes“ moments. Because, what only a few know, is that women indicate their marital status with a little help of the Dirndl apron bow.
Dirndl apron bow on the left side
Women who tie their apron on their left side, are single and ready to mingle. Flirting is also allowed, if not even desirable. However, the bow on the left side is not an open invitation or excuse for an immediate physical contact.
Dirndl apron bow on the right side
Women, who wear the dirndl bow on their right, signalize that their status is - taken! Because the wearer has found her happiness in love already, this means: Look but don't touch!
Dirndl apron bow in the middle
Tying the bow of sexy dirndl dresses this way can attract a lot of incredulous looks, especially when the wearers themselves don't know its meaning. Different from what you might think (left-free, right-taken, middle-unsure?), these women are definitely not uncertain about their marital status. The Dirndl bow in the middle signals: I am a virgin.
Dirndl apron bow in the back
A Dirndl apron bow tied in the back can have two meanings - either the woman is a widow or a waitress. But that should be easy to decipher. Simply base your conclusion on the presence or absence of beer mugs in the woman's hands.