The prairie dress and top trend is continuing from the runway to fall wardrobes with the modern take on 19th century style. Look for high necks, square necks, ruffled collars, puffed shoulder sleeves, smocking, shirring and ruching. This look is seeing a growth in popularity with the added anticipation of the Little Women moving coming to theaters December 25, 2019.
Perhaps you can put your own urban or romantic twist on the look with bolder prints, whimsical details or flashes of personality in a dress that flows with either the traditional longer hem or a mini version of it. To complete the look go for a Victorian or Western lace up ankle boot or finish it off with more of a contemporary shoe.
Thanks to the popularity of the prairie trend look your style choices can be modern and relevant without you ever feeling like you are wearing a costume. Below are some inspired looks taken from the new Little Women movie.
Release Date: December 25, 2019
Starring: Saoirse Ronan (Jo March), Emma Watson (Meg March), Florence Pugh (Amy March), Eliza Scanlen (Beth March), Timothée Chalamet (Laurie), Laura Dern (Marmee March), Meryl Streep (Aunt March)
Synopsis: An adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Little Women focuses on four sisters coming of age in Boston in the aftermath of the Civil War. Follow each sister’s unique bond with each other and creative inspirations and ambitions. Look forward to the beloved tale being told in a nonlinear fashion with themes that ring true today filmed on location in Massachusetts.
Style: Incorporate visually styled touches of the early 19th century into your wardrobe with the modern take on the prairie dresses and square-neck tops. The trailer shows how each sister has their own style with Meg (the actor) often being seen in green colors, Jo (the writer) in bolder colors like red with blues and browns, Beth (the piano player) in purple or mauve and Amy (the painter) in lighter colors.
I look forward to seeing how Academy Award winner costumer designer Jacqueline Durran’s (Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice, Atonement) reveals the strength and imagination of each character in the costume designs.
1. Meg Inspired Dress: SHEIN Keyhole Back Button Gigot Sleeve Belted Dress // 2. Amy Inspired Dress: Chicwish Grasping Stars Tulle Midi Dress in Pink // 3. Jo Inspired Dress: SHEIN Shirred Detail Ruffle Trim Chevron Tiered Dress // 4. Beth Inspired Dress: SHEIN Bishop Sleeve Belted Layered Polka Dot Dress in Pink
1. Meg Inspired Top: Free People Lolita Top in Green ( Comes in White) // 2. Amy Inspired Top: Chicwish Bubble Sleeves Shirred Off-Shoulder Cropped Top in Pink // 3. Jo Inspired Top: Moon River Ruched Sleeve Top in Slate Blue // 4. Beth Inspired Top: Chicwish Fantasyland 3D Feather Mesh Top in Pink
This fall you can expect to see more romantic silhouettes for casual wear. The style can be seen in prints, solids, mesh, darker and lighter color. Transition the look from the bright summer to fall in an urban environment. Pictured below is the superdown Tanya smocked top in black sold on Revolve starting in xxs.
Necklace: Free People Longshot Charm Necklace in Circle Silver // Ring: Mia Colona & UO Exclusive Statement Ring in color Laguna// Earrings: I bought these earrings in person from Alixandria Collections by B. Alli// Purse: Forever 21 Faux Leather Black Satchel w/ attachable shoulder strap.
Jeans: Topshop Joni High Waist Moto Jeans. Right now Nordstrom is price matching and they are 40% off at $39.00.
Shoes: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Jill Leather Wedge in Acorn. Right now Michael Kors is having 25% off items. You can also get this shoe at 55% off at Macy’s.
Prairie Top Trend & Urban Romantic Style in Black
Prairie Top Trend & Urban Romantic Style in Patterns and Colors