Putting a name to the puff-sleeved, floral-printed, plaid-layered trend we’ve seen everywhere
You’ve seen it on your Instagram explore page, in Spring/Summer editorials as of late and even little bits and pieces of it in real life. That’s right, we’re talking about the dainty whites, voluminous sleeves, square necks, layered plaids, dainty prints and an abundance of aprons––or rather, the tasteful combination of all those things. Ladies and gents, meet prairiecore.
Technically speaking, this trend isn't particularly new. Like most, it had its moment decades back, and then resurfaced again a few years ago (Spring 2016 was a particularly strong return, what with Erdem and McQueen hopping on board). It's gradually crept its way back into the seasonal cycle, previous runway patterns a sartorial prelude to its eventual comeback. It was in the floor-sweeping, tiered dresses of Fall 2018's Americana trend, in the perennial florals that remain a constant from one Spring season to the next. Now it's back and arguably more dynamic than ever––and hey, we'll be the first to admit we're all for it.
Ahead, we break down the multiple facets of prairiecore––and show you where to shop the trend while we're at it.
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Congratulations on completing your prairiecore crash course. Now that that's over, what are your thoughts on this Little Bo Peep-meets-farmer gal mish-mash of trends? To each their own, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it, right?
Art Alexandra Lara