The must-have of the moment: the prairie dress
For the past few seasons, if you follow the trends, you will have noticed a resurgence of love on the part of designers for America. But which one exactly? That of the cowboys and the natives, of the great expanses and the Hamish… In short, an idealized American style where western boots rub shoulders with long vintage floral dresses . And speaking of floral dresses, here is one that has come back to the fore: the prairie dress . We wear it season after season and here’s how!
The prairie dress is a return to the roots of the American style at the time of the colonization of the country. The pilgrims (pilgrims in English) were not very rich but crossed the Atlantic to make a name and establish a fortune in the name of the English crown. Cities were not yet established and most of these people lived in the countryside on farms. Hence the term “ prairie dress ”.
The prairie dress is characterized by its floral (obviously) or classic print, its length (from mid-calf to long), its high neck and its ruffles. Today, we find shorter prairie dresses , sometimes colorful, sometimes checkered… The basic inspiration? The 4 daughters of Doctor March, Little House on the Prairie and Doctor Quinn!
The prairie dress in fall and winter
If you spend your spring in a long bohemian dress , the dress is made for you in winter. More covering with its long sleeves and stand-up collar, pair it with leather boots to give it a rock’n’roll effect. The most daring will dare the cowboy boots but a pair of minimalist shoes also modernize the look.
The prairie dress is a great daytime piece that lifts your spirits and makes everything seem lighter and poetic! But Anna Wintour (just that) proves to us that she is also super hot in the evening version. The popess of fashion opted for a lamé Marc Jacobs prairie dress in seventies colors that were right on trend. Another less expensive option? Brands such as Antik Batik
The prairie in spring and summer:
The best time to break out your prairie dress? Spring of course. Not very original you will tell us, but it works so we take it! With its vintage and bohemian side, the prairie dress has its place on the list of outfits for Coachella . In the spring, wear it with low boots or even a pair of canvas trainers for the carefree side. Short sleeves for sunny days, long sleeves for cool mid-season mornings!
Julie Sariñana offers a beach version of the prairie dress . Rather than keeping it closed down to the throat, she opens it across the chest. Allure of a guaranteed beach dress which, with barefoot sandals , will become your favorite summer outfit!