More contemporary bucolic, less March sisters' costume.
The wholesome, prairie dress trend is sometimes a difficult one to pull-off – all ruffled layers, floral prints, and high necklines – and for the past several seasons, the part-Western part-Victorian frock has been retired to that of Halloween costumes and grannies' wardrobes.
But, as per the cyclical nature of fashion and to coincide with Greta Gerwig's adaption of the Louisa May Alcott classic, the demure prairie dress trend has been reimagined.
Starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet, plus Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and Emma Watson, without even seeing first photographs of the upcoming film, you know the sartorial standards are going to be super high.
We're predicting the sales of long-sleeved, high-necked and slightly bohemian and romantic-style dresses to skyrocket in advance of the movie's release date in December, and we'll be looking to brands like Batsheva, Faithfull The Brand and LoveShackFancy (and their highstreet equivalents) for shopping inspiration – all of whom are riffing on a similar aesthetic.
If the idea of dressing like a character in a period drama breaks you in out hives though, please be assured that everyone can go a little Evangelical – it just requires a little styling finesse. Think chunky boots and contemporary accessories.
Scroll on to shop our Little Women-inspired wardrobes additions we'll see out the summer in.
Perfect Prairie Dresses
Check midi dress, €152, Kitri - SHOP
Sheer flower-embroidered dress, €129, & Other Stories - SHOP
Ruffle trim dress, €49.95, Zara - SHOP
Checked dress, €315, RIXO - SHOP
Jacquard dress, €129, & Other Stories - SHOP
Vintage Maxi Dress, €175, Kitri - SHOP
Embroidered cotton dress, €79.99, H&M - SHOP
Polka dot dress, €89, Warehouse - SHOP
Off-the-shoulder dress, €340, Rixo - SHOP