The Vintage Prairie Dress for the Modern Women
Frills, ruffles and full length skirts are part of the trend seen all over the catwalks, streets and internet. Team prairie dress is taking over the 2019 summer and fall collections.
It may be due to the newest movie adaptation of the book “Little Women” making prairie dresses the hot, new trend. It’s roots stem from a rural 19th century America, where high necklines, long skirts and full-length ruffled sleeves roamed around. Back in the day, it was revolutionized for real life career women. You know the ones, who had a life outside of cleaning the house, marrying well and so on. It is now an upgrade from the bohemian style and has tried to re-emerge several times in fashion. But this time, with some modern updates and the modern woman's progression from cleaning chores, it is this season’s most romantic trend.
The prairie dress was seen on numerous catwalks, including, Erdem, Preen, Coach, Molly Goddard and Simone Rocha, who went full swing on the romantic train. Aside from the catwalk, the trend was also spotted on the red carpet, as well as on the streets, as the dress can be worn from day to night. It even makes a great option on holiday, so it’s a trans-seasonal piece worth investing in.
Here are the different ways to style the trend:
The most traditional approach to the prairie dress is a floral print – shocking, I know! A bold print will be your main attraction, so keep the accessories to a minimum.
As the weather gets cooler, you may want to opt for a chunky black boot with a long coat for contrast.
If you’re having an Indian summer, some white sneakers and a straw or mini bag will be a dream team.
If prints and florals aren’t your thing, there are options for you, as well. You can go monochromatic or even color block! Grab your statement earrings and those new sandals you bought this summer for a modern styling. For evenings out, all you have to do is add an elegant heel.
If you really want to get in character, you’ll want all the frill and ruffles embellishments you can get. Pair your dress with some sexy strappy sandals, as you go into the night.
Now, for the daring ones, take some western inspiration and style your dress with some cowboy boots – right on trend!
Whether you’re team floral, classic one-tone or vintage, you better be team prairie dress. Because this is the dress that will take you from morning coffee meetings to the office, to dinner, on vacation and deep into the night.