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Althea Victorian Style Bustle Dress
$159.95
Ava Rose Victorian Style Dress
$159.00
Bianca Cotton Print Victorian Style Dress
$163.00
Candace Victorian Dress
$189.95
Carrie Victorian Dress
$149.95
Charity Victorian Dress on sale
$119.00
Chloe Prairie Blouse and Skirt
$219.95
Civil War Victorian Style Dress
$179.95
Daisy Victorian  Dress on sale
$111.00
Dickens Victorian Dress
$171.00
Eliza Victorian Dress
$139.95
Ella Victorian Dress
$129.95
Fran's Frontier Pioneer Dress
$130.00
Green Gables Blouse and Skirt
$178.00
Harper Victorian Pioneer Dress
$139.95
Josephine Victorian Style Dress
$179.95
Katharine Victorian Style Dress
$129.00
Mary Chestnut's Americana Victorian Cotton Dress
$159.95
Miriannah Civil War Style Cotton Dress
$179.95
Miss Kate Dress
$139.95
Old West Victorian Suit
$229.95
Pioneer Blouse and Skirt
$159.95
Pioneer Blouse, Apron and Skirt
$229.95
Pioneer Calico Blouse and Skirt
$159.95
Pioneer Print Set
$179.95
Print Cotton Prairie Dress
$159.00
Retta Victorian Dress
$159.95
Romantic Era Cotton Dress  and Cape
$229.95
Trinity Civil War Dress
$171.00
Trinity Dress and Cape
$184.00
Victorian Blouse and Skirt
$179.95
Victorian Pioneer Ensemble
$209.00
Victorian Prairie Dress
$136.00
Victorian Styled Work Dress
$149.00
Wendy Victorian Dress
$149.00

Pioneer dresses harken back to the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Little House on the Prairie. While they may not be as extravagant as other dresses featured on our website, the simplicity of pioneer clothing is historically accurate.

The simple designs were practical and made it easy for women to sew their own clothes, since for many of them, an experienced dressmaker was hundreds of miles away. The sleeves were looser on these dresses than on other gowns of the era because women also had to participate in much of the labor around family farms, and more constricting dresses simply didn't allow for the movement necessary for physical labor. The hems were also slightly shorter to prevent too much mud from ruining the bottom of the dress.

Many times, families would have to dress in the same fabric because on the prairie, carts with bolts of fabric only came around every so often. Historic accounts note that you could know which family a child belonged to just from the clothes he or she was wearing. This also became a time when waste was unacceptable, and fabric scraps were saved. These scraps were then sewed together in quilts, which is a uniquely American tradition.

If you have any questions about our pioneer clothing, please contact us. Our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you. Choose a sweet and simple pioneer dress for your next historical look. Browse our selection below to find the dress that is perfect for you today.