I found this dress by Nicholas on Nordstrom, and while I bought the orange option, I’m 100% going back for the floral, because I think I might actually like that one even more. It fit so perfectly into my travel day, and this style is one I think we all need to consider for sunny days and vacations moving forward.
The prairie dress is having a moment, and for good reason. There’s something about it that screams seasonality and welcomes in warmer weather like no other dress can. I particularly love it for warm weather travel, because it’s incredibly comfortable to wear and packs so easily. The style is also convenient for travel because gauzy, flowy, gathered fabrics hide any extra wrinkles that appear while in your suitcase.
LA VIE REBECCA TAYLOR
Beyond that, the prairie dress is supremely versatile. It works with heels for dinner, or flat sandals (and even sneakers) for a day of exploring. This style typically features lots of smocking, ruffles, and gathered or flowy elements, so it’s super comfortable and not restricting—you can easily walk around in it all day. A great elastic waist (or smocking in many instances) also adds to the comfort of the dress which will easily expand with every extra scoop of gelato.
There are so many dress styles like this one on Nordstrom perfect for escaping where we live in favor of sunnier skies, so I highly suggest you take a look. However, there’s no need to clear your schedule to dig through pages of frocks. I’ve rounded up all of my favorites below!
The Perfect Prairie Summer Dress
A special thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!