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Must-Have Item in Your Closet: The Prairie Dress

Apparel, Featured, What's Trending  /   /  By Lily Montasser

Acid wash jeans. Orthopedic shoes. The fashion sages have spoken and are clearly looking to the past to gather trends for the present. One of the latest must-have looks takes us all the way back to the Wild West.

We’re talking prairie dresses.

From Coach and Erdem to Vetements and Balenciaga—everyone’s favorite trendsetters are designing looks fit for the set of Westworld, with midi skirts to ankle-length florals, conservative high collars, voluminous puffed sleeves and lots and lots of ruffles.

While this look is a revival of Western nostalgia, we think these old American elements are getting a contemporary spin.

To make the look definitively more modern, mix your prairie girl dress with edgy accessories that play with texture. Try a pair of chunky combat boots, a smoky eye, and an oversized thick shearling for a darker side of the trend. Or, take the Vetements approach and style maxi florals with knife-sharp ankle boots and a slicked-back mane.

Psst. We think you might like to pair your prairie dress with a fur coat in your favorite hue.

 

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