19 Ways To Nail The Prairie Romance Trend

Step into spring with our pick of prairie romantic-style folksy frills and florals, set to be huge this season.

Romance is not dead. At least not for SS20. Get set to welcome in the season with fresh florals, dreamily flowing midi and maxi dresses, pastel hues and lots and lots of frills.

Queen of the Prairie Romantic look is, without doubt Cecile Bahnsen, whose every creation makes us want to weep covetous tears and sigh at the sheer beauty of it. But there are many others doing excellent work in the field, as we’ve picked out here. At the highest end, Erdem’s dreamy watercolour prints, puff sleeves and ruffles were show-stealing at LFW, when he sent models sashaying not down catwalks but gravelly pathways at Gray’s Inn Walks, one of London’s largest privately owned gardens.
To accompany all the graceful made-for-strolling-through-meadows-of-wild-flowers frocks, we recommend you go the whole hog with romantic accessories, both for your person and the home. So rejoice: spring is on its way, and to accompany it, a trend that we can get on board with for the long-term (no crop tops and skimpy shorts to see here).

Credit: ERDEM

Even better? To swerve coming over twee, we highly recommend slipping on your favourite trainers to accompany the look. Pretty and comfortable? We’re sold.

March 2020
By Nancy Alsop


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Cecile Bahnsen

Ronja dress, £1,270

Maude Made

Ophelia Dress in Autumn, £70

The Vampire’s Wife

Sky Rocket Dress, £2,500

Cutter Brooks

Brighton Cloak, £355

Folio Society

Anne of Green Gables, L.M Montgomery introduced by Margaret Atwood, £29.95


Kachel Marjani Floral-Print Midi Skirt, £120


Eda Dress, £129


Olivia ruffled floral-print silk-organza maxi dress by Brock, £448.20

Charleston Shop

Clouds Cushion by Duncan Grant, £59.95

Straw London

Isla Bag, £70

Lily and Lionel

Frida Dress – Hibiscus Black, £250

Offon Clothing

Boho Puffy Sleeve Peplum Dress, €130

The Conran Shop

Crumpled Linen Bedspread Nude, £185

Needle & Thread

Lilacs Garland floral-print ruffled tulle gown, £355

Molly Mahon

Pleated Dash Pink Lampshade, £215

Jean Munro

Caroline fabric, POA

Good News London

Hurler 2 Pink Low

Rowen and Wren

Archive Woollen Blanket, £150

Susie Watson

Bergere Caned Chair, £850