It’s partly to do with the length - but there’s much more to it than that
Are short dirndls are only for tourists? A popular stereotype. Sure, classic dirndls are longer, but there are also shorter versions that you can make you look like a local. Knee-length dirndls, for example, are totally on-trend. These mid-length dresses reveal the calves, but they can never be ‘too short’. Despite all that, we do recommend you pay attention to the length of your dirndl. Very short dirndls soon prove to be impractical. Firstly, the evenings (outside of the tents) at Oktoberfest are often cool, and secondly you may get some unwanted looks while dancing on benches.