Chile dating etiquette
Folk costume has various details according to the place of origin and social status of the wearer.
The modern dirndl is heavily stylized but clearly influenced by typical Bavarian costume.
Dresses that are loosely based on the dirndl are known as Landhausmode ("country-inspired fashion").
A dirndl skirt generally describes a light circular cut dress, gathered at the waist, that falls below the knee.
In many regions, especially the Ausseerland, vibrantly colored, hand-printed silk scarfs and silk aprons are worn.
As far as jewelry is concerned, women often sport necklaces, earrings and brooches made of silver, the antlers of deer or even animals' teeth.
There is an urban legend that claims the placement of the knot on the apron is an indicator of the woman's marital status.In contrast to many other Latin American nations, Chile has not experienced the emergence of strong regionalism or conflicting regional cultural identities.Since the late nineteenth century, both the northern and southern regions have been mainly populated by people coming from the central region, helping to strengthen the country's cultural homogeneity.There is also a distinction between the typical dirndl (that is, a garment with an apron made of material with traditional patterns and embroideries ) and rural domestic clothing, crafted from gray or colored linen, sometimes with leather bodice and trim.The dirndl originated as a more hardy form of the costume worn today: the uniform of Austrian domestic workers during the 19th century (Dirndlgewand means "maid's dress").
style became popular as the Dirndl was de-collared (de-Cocratisiert) (ie: the closed collars removed so it could gain an erotic decollete collar and\or off-the-shoulders neckline), the skirt was slightly shortened and the women's arms were no longer to be covered beyond the elbow, and it was thus modernized and romanticized as well as eroticized.