So we are clear, These are NOT dirndl dresses.
I know this is pretty much just my opinion, but it's also based on traditional folk-wear fact.
These modern "interpretations" that are being peddled as dirndl, are running rampant both in Europe and stateside. I don't know about the rest of you, but personally I do not find them attractive, and want to burn them all.
They look like the crappy renaissance festival get-ups you see people trying to pull off as "garb" in California.
There are various versions out there of the below examples, but they all just need to go away: