How to wear a Prairie dress all year round
Many times a dress is bought by someone with the idea that they won’t be wearing it for long in this Godforsaken British climate - but the unforgettable prairie dress is here to challenge this in all it’s glory!
It was invented to fit the hard and practical life of a rural victorian woman but is now the most romantic dress to ever grace fashion. Dating back all the way to the 1800's its pretty impressive that we're still wearing them now...in 2021. It evolved from a midwestern historic piece to a staple runway trend EVERYWHERE.
How to wear a dress for every season?
The unforgettable prairie brings with it incredible wearability. The versatility it offers means it can be worn all year round, during any season, for any occasion.
You can conveniently find one by pretty much every fashion brand you’ll ever come across. This means there's a never-ending choice of fabrics, prints and colours; making them hugely adaptable to different climates and suitable for any weather.
The lightweight and airy nature of the dress grants it an essential summer wardrobe staple you'd regret not putting on your holiday packing list. It's spacious nature not only makes it ideal for sunshine but in turn gives you plenty of room to layer up, as the temperature begins to drop again; after-all they would’ve traditionally been worn over petticoats. The extra coverage from their typically high neckline is an added bonus too.
How to perfectly match your shoes with a dress
Unlike a lot of clothes, this trans-seasonal dress can be paired with almost any shoe. In summer you can slip on some sandals, come October make the swap to trainers and in December throw on a pair of chunky boots. Their American origin also means they look amazing accompanied by this years favourite; the western cowboy boot, which everyone knows you can live in rain or shine 365 days of the year.
You’re probably now wondering where you can find one of these magical dresses. So, we’ve compiled a list of our personal favourites from this year (Which are of course also sustainably made).
Our 5 fave prairie dresses:
Ilk + Ernie - 'Freya Dress'Well we couldn't skip our Freya dress! This sustainable puffed sleeve dress is made from the softest surplus gingham cotton. With a shirred top, puffed sleeves and midi dress length. It's the prairie dress of dreams for this summer.
Olivia Rose - ‘Ophelia Dress’
Shaped to a figure-hugging silhouette with hand-pleated, super oversized puffed sleeves and a square neckline, the Ophelia Dress in Pink Geometric is the perfect occasion wear for the girls who wants to stand out from the crowd!
Tach Clothing - ‘Juani Dress’This lightweight airy dress is both delicate yet intricate, with a classic aesthetic based on vintage clothing. It's hand embroidered flower detailing gives it the most adorable timeless look.
Molby The Label - ‘The Bertie Dress’
Molby the Labels Smock shaped throw-on seersucker dress makes it easy for you to look glamorous. The oversized collar and gingham print make this dress a statement must-have.
Reformation - ' The Veronika dress'
The Veronika dress is both practical and flattering, with a functional wrap shape that's fitted at the waist with a more voluminous skirt. Its romantic feel is introduced with ruffle detailing and puffy sleeves.
What are your favourite Prairie dresses?! Send them in!