Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Banning the dirndl is a good idea or not ?...sunburn in the décolleté...

The dirndl, consists of a closefitting bodice combined with an apron in a different colour.

A full-skirted dress with a tight bodice and low neck, that is either sleeveless or has short full sleeves.

Bavarian bar keepers have been told that the dirndl will have to be replaced.
"This is European lawmaking at its most pedantic," said Munich's mayor, Christian Ude. "A waitress is no longer allowed to wander round a beer garden with a plunging neckline; I would not want to enter a beer garden under these conditions."
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A spokesman for the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Union said: "I have spoken to lots of waitresses and none of them have told me that sunburn in the décolleté area has ever been a problem."

The dirndl is a female dress copied from the Trachten...

Old style working dress

Originally, the dirndl was the working dress of female servants (Austrian "dirn": maid, maidservant) ; hence the term "dirndl" as an abbreviation of "Dirndlgewand" (maid's dress).

Today the dirndl is a sign of national pride...

The word dirndl also describes a young woman in many regional dialects of Austria.

[German, short for Dirndlkleid : German dialectal Dirndl, diminutive of Dirne, girl (from Old High German diorna) + Kleid, dress.]

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