Little Dress on the Prairie

I think it’s so interesting when old trends come back. Usually that means a mom jean or crop top craze resurfaces, but in this case, designers are going back a good 200 years for style inspiration.

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The prairie dress is one of the most elegant staples of summer, with puffed sleeves, a corset bodice, and billowing skirt that flows out from the waist. It’s dreamy, surreal, and– in my opinion– so flattering. I truly fell in love with this lightweight but well structured Free People piece, littered with delicate little flowers in a pink and yellow print. It truly made me feel like I was in another time (a common theme on this blog) and I had to go run around the back field by my house playing my favorite folk song for a good 10 minutes.

This dress was a pretty big investment for me right now after losing my main income to the COVID-19 epidemic, but I found it really on sale at Macy’s and figured that Free People was a company worth spending for, since their beautiful designs last forever.

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What I think is most important is building your closet with pieces that will make you dream. Lovely items you can’t wait to wear again. That principle with suspend all styles and trends, and as long as it’s something that make you feel like absolute magic, it’s something worth having forever.

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