Shop Pioneer Dresses

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Pioneer Blouse, Apron and Skirt
$229.95
Old West Victorian Suit
$229.95
Romantic Era Cotton Dress  and Cape
$229.95
Trinity Ensemble
$219.95
Chloe Prairie Blouse and Skirt
$219.95
Victorian Pioneer Ensemble
$209.00
Candace Victorian Dress
$189.95
Miriannah Civil War Style Cotton Dress
$179.95
Civil War Victorian Style Dress
$179.95
Victorian Blouse and Skirt
$179.95
Pioneer Print Set
$179.95
Green Gables Blouse and Skirt
$178.00
Trinity Civil War Dress
$169.95
Dickens Victorian Dress
$169.95
Bianca Cotton Print Victorian Style Dress
$163.00
Retta Victorian Dress
$159.95
Pioneer Blouse and Skirt
$159.95
Althea Victorian Style Bustle Dress
$159.95
Mary Chestnut's Americana Victorian Cotton Dress
$159.95
Pioneer Calico Blouse and Skirt
$159.95
Victorian Prairie Dress
$159.00
Print Cotton Prairie Dress
$159.00
Ava Rose Victorian Style Dress
$159.00
Carrie Victorian Dress
$149.95
Victorian Styled Work Dress
$149.00
Wendy Victorian Dress
$149.00
Eliza Victorian Dress
$139.95
Harper Victorian Pioneer Dress
$139.95
Miss Kate Dress
$139.95
Ella Victorian Dress
$129.95
Katharine Victorian Style Dress
$129.00
Charity Victorian Dress on sale
$119.00
Daisy Victorian  Dress on sale
$111.00

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.