If you are planning to dress as a German beer girl this Oktoberfest season, one name says it all. Gretchen is every German man’s dream and the below costumes are sure to tantalize the fantasies of every man wearing lederhosen at Oktoberfest, a German theme party, or Halloween. There are plenty of beer girl or beer wench costumes out there, but nothing says sexy Fraulein like the following four options.
The Gretchen by Leg Avenue is the staple when it comes to sexy beer girl costumes. Many have tried, but no costume company has been able to design a women’s German costume with as much success as Leg Avenue’s Gretchen. Headed to a German bar or Oktoberfest event? You will likely see many of the female waitstaff in this sexy German outfit. The costume includes a sexy peasant dress top with a pink satin ribbon bodice. The matching stockings that come with the costume have bows that match the detail across the skirt and on each size of the pink lace across the stomach. You simply cannot go wrong with Leg Avenue.
Below is a video from Oktoberfest Zinzinnati featuring several women dressed in Gretchen outfits performing the chicken dance on stage. The women in this video are not wearing the optional chiffon puffy mini petticoat that is shown in the product photo. Many women use it to puff the skirt portion of the costume out and add a little extra color. Other customers have used the petticoat to add some length to the costume as it can run short, especially if you have long legs.
The plus size Gretchen costume by Leg Avenue is available in 1x/2x and 3x/4x and has the same peasant dress and pink lace bodice, however the fishnet stockings shown in the photo are not included with the costume and must be purchased separately.
This Gretchen beer girl is a newer version released by Mystery House costumes and has grown in popularity. It has many of the same elements of the Leg Avenue costume, with some noticeable differences. This version covers the shoulders, and the green and pink fabrics are different. This outfit also does not include the petticoat which many customers purchase separately to puff out the dress.
The plus size version by Mystery House has slightly different styling on the skirt. You will notice only one layer of trim detail along the skirt compared to the standard sized version. This costume is available in 1x, 2x and 3x so you can get the fit that best works for your body.
The one must have accessory that every German beer maiden needs is the Beer Stein Handbag. The beer stein handbag zippers at the top so you can store all of the belongings you need at Oktoberfest. Even if you plan on holding a Hofbrauhaus beer stein in the other hand, you need something to carry your id, phone, etc.