I am no follower of fashion rules (no red lips over 50, e.g.) except for my own: nothing too short, too tight, or too low-cut. YMMV. A prairie skirt may be said by some to be for the young. I say phooey to that. The classic American Prairie look has a long history, from the actual Western prairie, to square dancing, to Gunne Sax (remember them?) and Ralph Lauren’s 1978 collection.
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As Ralph Lauren is the modern master of the style, I’m wearing a Polo cotton prairie skirt (similar) found at a consignment store for about $7. It’s a lovely weight cotton, and I enjoy all the bias cuts and the swing. The navy knit top (similar) is not prairie at all, just an old closet favorite. It keeps me from looking costume-y with my big skirt. The boots are my current faves, the “Troopa” by Steve Madden. They go prairie, or urban, or badass (I love that term for a 60 year-old suburban retiree 😉 ).
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