With the Oktoberfest coming up, strange and unfamiliar products have been appearing in almost every aisle of the supermarkets up here in Northrhine Westphalia. Everything from Weisswurst to Lederhosen to funny little handbags with Edelweiss embroidered on them.
But yesterday I spotted a new line in the ladies’ underwear section. The Dirndl Bra.
This is clearly the secret weapon used by German women to turn their otherwise normal looking bust into that impressive ship’s prow which juts out of every Dirndl-blouse. Not so much a push-up bra as a piece of lace-edged scaffolding. Even the size of the box is scary!
German ladies… we know your secret!