Lundeby costume is one of the prettiest costumes and one that is often worn in Oppland or Hedmark
It was designed by pictorial artist Ulf Lundeby who lived in Lillehammer (in Oppland) and it is yet to be considered a bunad, and we will refer to it a as a costume or a drakt.
Ulf Lundeby designed the folk costume for a friend in honor of her 50th birthday in 1932. Although he lived in Lillehammer at the time he was from Solør-Odal (in Hedmark) ,there are many that think it is Hedmark’s regional special folk costume. But it is also worn by many in the Oppland region as an embroidery shop in Lillehammer, Søstrene Julin, was given the rights to use Ulf Lundeby designs. It is somewhat confusing, but a very popular costume, and the embroidery is quite beautiful and very flattering to many who wear it.
During World War II fabric was scarce, especially the darker color wools. Therefore the patterns of the Lundeby costume were traced onto white or natural wool. This is one of the ones you will still seen made in the white wool, often worn with white bunad shoes.
A plain blouse with a shirred neck is worn with this costume as no special blouse was ever designed. Raw silk blouses (trimmed in tatting) were worn with the white costumes, because it was thought to be more suitable than the bright white linen blouses, worn with the black or dark blue wool costumes.
You may see the purse being worn with either a clasp made out of brass or silver.
The hat has the same embroidery as the costume
Stockings are to be black with the black or blue costumes and white with the white costume.
There was no special silver designed for the Lundeby costume (the pins are of traditional designs)
If you wish to purchase a jacket it should look like the one that is worn with the Gudbrandsdalen bunad.
(information from “A Sampler of Norway’s Folk Costumes by Thorbjøg Hjelmen Ugland)
Lundeby white (should be worn with white bunad shoes)
Lundeby silver package from
This may be a great choice for someone who wants a beautiful costume that is available in black, dark blue or white , as it has pretty accent colors in shades of pink, it also has a wonderful trellis design along the hem line….and if you have interest in the areas of Norway of Oppland or Hedmark regions, this is the costume for you!