Vintage Inspiration: Victorian Prairie Dresses

Feminine, from the print to its fit on a women’s silhouette, Victorian prairie dresses may just be the perfect fit for those upcoming summer events.


Sometimes the best way to predict a trend is to look in the past. Recent trends have incorporated ruffles, puffy sleeves, and floral prints. There’s just something elegant, yet still sexy about being covered up in a maxi printed gown with puffy sleeves, ruffles, and a high collar.

A dress with that description may sound horrendous to some, but it can be beautifully done and body hugging to an extent. This concept is also referenced again when pulling off granny chic.

The brand Gunne Sax was popular in the 1970s for its prairie, Victorian and Edwardian styled designs incorporating lace and gingham; another summer trend. Its prairie girl aesthetic incorporated romance and fantasy. You’ll have better luck at your local thrift store finding these vintage pieces.


Erdem Spring/Summer 2016                                                                                                                                                                                        

In recent years designers like Erdem have taken inspiration from the victorian era and added a modern and contemporary take on it. You will find stores like Topshop, Zara, and other online stores making this style accessible and affordable.


ChicWish $72.90                                                       ChicWish $59.90



         Glamorous $90                                        Glamorous $75





           TopShop $95                 TopShop $90                  TopShop $85




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