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The Puffed-Sleeve Prairie Dress Taking Over Instagram Is Inspired By Princess Diana's Wedding Dress

What if you were to find out that Princess Diana's celebrated wedding gown, the ivory silk taffeta with a tulle veil and an elongated train was back? One might wonder how and why the pristine bridal gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel was making waves all of a sudden but in an Instagram-led reality where a tap of a finger makes trends, hardly anything can be termed as impossible.

Image Courtesy: Diana Remembered on Instagram
Image Courtesy: Diana Remembered on Instagram

Enter Batsheva, a New York-based ready-to-wear label that derives its inspiration from historic looks, channelling age-old styles to present a feminine appeal that shuns the stereotypical. In their own words on their website, they write, "By retooling historical looks, BATSHEVA explores how to extract the strong and beautiful aspects of those styles while rejecting antiquated notions of womanhood." 

For a label that aims to inspire strength via dressing, there couldn't be a better inspiration than Lady Diana, whose vision for a better world inspired a global audience, as did her unparalleled sartorial prowess. The prairie dresses with emphasised sleeves that are taking over Instagram, hence, form the perfect example of speaking one's mind through clothing. 

Shoulder pads, ruffles, and Victorian-inspired collars are all a mainstay in the prairie dresses by Batsheva, who seem to have mastered the now-raging Instagram trend. A look at their social page is a window to iterations of these dresses, designed in distinctive prints, vibrant colours, classic polka dots, checks and much more, presenting a smorgasbord of colours, materials, and alluring patterns. But what's most exciting is that the label which debuted in 2016 seems to have nailed the 'desk to drinks' attire. 

Looking for a perfect dress for that brunch with friends? We suggest you check out offerings by the brand right away, and adding to cart will be irresistible. 

Kate Floral Dress
Kate Floral Dress
INR 36,500 at Farfetch
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Gingham Print Midi Dress
Gingham Print Midi Dress
INR 15,878 at Farfetch
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Round Neck Dress
Round Neck Dress
INR 40,830 at Farfetch
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Red Grape Prairie Dress
Red Grape Prairie Dress
INR 29,215 at Batsheva
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Featured Image: Batsheva

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