Will Little Women Keep The Prairie Dress Trend Alive Into 2020?

Will Little Women Keep The Prairie Dress Trend Alive Into 2020?Will Little Women Keep The Prairie Dress Trend Alive Into 2020?

It’s the dress trend that just won’t die: the Victorian prairie frock cut from chintzy florals with a few ruffles around the neck or sleeve. Championed by designers like Batsheva Hay (city-ready with a cool-girl spin) and Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen (exquisitely made and steeped in British heritage), the trend has been in full force since early last year. Now, the Victoriana-meets-frontierswoman look is getting yet another stamp of approval from the zeitgeist. Today, the trailer for Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women was released and immediately went viral, with throngs of online fans proclaiming their love for a wispy-haired, ascot-wearing Timothée Chalamet and for the badass cast of ladies pursuing their own paths during Civil War–era America. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as the March sisters, along with Meryl Streep and Laura Dern, who play Aunt March and Marmee March, respectively, the story was originally written as a novel in 1868 by Louisa May Alcott. It was revolutionary at the time for the way that it promoted the real lives and careers for women, choices that existed far outside the traditional mores of marrying well, cleaning house, and procreating. The Little Women trailer comes off as a pretty classic period drama, even if the clothes look all too familiar in 2019. The March women wear corsets and bib dresses or petticoats and linen peasant blouses. It’s Dôen and Batsheva and Alexander McQueen all wrapped up into one, bound for millions of Instagram likes ...
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