I am sure you will agree with me when I say that this navy blue embroidered midi cotton flare dress has a slight Medieval vibe to it and one that fits right with the current weather.Talking about its history, while the fashion of the upper classes was changing with the decade or at-least the century, peasants and laborers stuck to the useful, modest garments their progenitors had been clad in for generations during the Middle Ages. Of course, as the centuries passed, minor variations in style and color appeared but for the most part, medieval European peasants wore very similar clothing in most countries from the 8th to the 14th century. The basic garment worn by men, women, and children alike was a tunic. Women wore their tunics long, usually to mid-calf, which made them, essentially, dresses. Hence the name peasant dress! Some were even longer, with trailing trains that could be used in a variety of ways. If any of her chores required her to shorten her dress, the average peasant woman could tuck the ends of it up in her belt.

And now with generations ahead and centuries over, designers and brands have modified those peasant dresses to make them more contemporary and modern with the current fashion trend! I have seen most of the influencers and fashionistas style such a dress with a more bohemian/ retro vibe; think gladiator sandals, lots of silver jewelry, beaded bags, straw hats, etc. I attempted to give my own contemporary spin on this embroidered vintage style peasant dress by bringing in modern pieces such as the black pumps and tan leather bag. I think this way it becomes more wearable for a daily outing, more uptodate and definitely more relatable. I just love the detailed embroidery, the perfect flare and the cinching at the waist on this peasant dress. It’s super comfortable, flowy and very breathable considering the humidity of August. I accessorized with a simple pair of silver statement earrings while highlighting my dress all along. Do you think peasant dresses can be a superb alternative for your skinny jeans or jeggings or body-cons? Do let me know.

Peasant Dress: Shoppers Stop (Similar here, here & here) | Pumps: Vicenza ( Similar herehere ) | Bag: Chinabrands | Earrings: Sarojini Nagar Market


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