Prairie Dress
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While many of us associate prairie dresses to country life or the frocks that the characters wore in Greta Gerwig‘s film Little Women, the fashion world has somehow been loving this vintage-inspired style with designer labels like Cecilie Bahnsen and Celine coming up with their own refreshed versions. We’re grateful for the resurgence of this wonderfully feminine and romantic trend that we have to share with you our choice of 5 prairie dresses to shop for now and tips on how to style them.

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1. The Effortless Poplin-Style Prairie Dress

The most popular prairie dress that’s all over social media right now is the poplin-style prairie dress in a single colour like white, black, and sometimes pastel. Model and YouTuber Jessica Clements takes on the trend with some simple understated jewellery to give sole attention to the garment’s silhouette.

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2. The High Neck Prairie Dress

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Worn by superstars like Harper’s BAZAAR June Cover Star Eleanor Lee and now, K-pop sensation Nana, the girls continue to prove that the trend isn’t stuffy; in fact, it’s here to stay and slay. Here, Nana wears her Celine high-neck prairie dress with a pair of classy statement heels.

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3. The Fairy-Like Prairie Dress

The closest thing you’ll get to a make-believe fantasy escape is a prairie dress that evokes a childlike wonder in its design, whether in a candy-coloured hue or playfully decorated with charming prints. Australian influencer Cartia Mallan gives her ensemble a grunge vibe with a pair of combat boots.

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4. The Off-Shoulder Prairie Dress

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Show off your décolletage in an off-shoulder prairie dress this summer like fashion influencer Dana Nozime. Elevate your style with a pair of face-framing earrings.

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5. The Gingham Prairie Dress

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While gingham may give a slightly country impression, Chicago-based influencer Kayleigh Li proves that you can give the look a modern twist—she matched her gingham prairie dress with a pair of oversized shades, a structured blazer, ankle boots, and a sculptural Banglering handbag from Korean label, OSOI.

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