Beyond the Trend: Prairie Dresses

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First worn by pioneer women in the mid-19th Century, the versatile prairie dress was meant to fit the practicalities of rural life in the American Midwest. Decorations such as ruffles, lace, and crinoline helped to elevate the design while muted colors concealed dirt from farm work. Prairie dresses and skirts are distinct in their below-the-calf length and ornate fabrication. In the 1960s and ’70s, with the onset of the hippie movement, the silhouette became less restricted and incorporated vibrant colors and patterns. Today, the dress is an all-season favorite and is increasingly popular with designers exploring themes of Americana. For major prairie inspiration, scroll through some of the best recent silhouettes while also appreciating the history behind the trend.

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