Today's theme day is a good opportunity to present you the "dirndl", the traditional Austrian dress which consists of a bodice, a short or long sleeved white or chequered bluse, a wide skirt and a colourful apron. There are dozens of dirndl varieties, many of them characterise a specific region. Traditionally the skirt is ankle long for festive dirndls and knee high for every day versions. The placement of the knot on the apron is an indicator of the woman's marital status: A knot tied on the woman's left side indicates that she is single, a knot tied on the right means that she is married, engaged or otherwise "taken", a knot tied in the front centre means that she is a virgin and a knot tied at the back indicates that the woman is widowed. You don't really see Viennese women dressed in dirndls, they are mostly worn in rural areas, but of course there are several shops selling these dresses.
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