Posted on May 21, 2013
A Dirndl is a folk costume worn for formal occasions or celebrations in southern Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Dirndl costume usually consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt, and apron. Maybe this is where the saying "to tie the knot" comes from.
Traditionally, the placement of the knot on the apron indicates a woman’s marital status. A knot tied to the right of the apron means a woman is married, engaged, or “spoken for;”
a knot tied on the left means she is single and available, and a knot on the back indicates she is widowed.
The apron, now a fun accessory, was historically a practical garment used for all sorts of activities, such as gathering berries or storing scissors and other supplies.
No matter where you tie your knot, besure to look your best for Oktoberfest!