Yep, you read that right. The milkmaid trend is really having a moment. A close relation to both the prairie and ultra-fem movements, the milkmaid aesthetic has all the details you’d expect, with square necklines, puffy sleeves, shirred details – y’know, all that good stuff. Here are three ways you can wear the trend right now (milk pail optional).
3 WAYS TO WEAR THE MILKMAID TREND
By Justine Fedorowycz, 16 February 2019
We know we’re not supposed to have favourites, but this gingham getup is doing a pretty good job of convincing us otherwise. Giving us a lesson in grunge-inspired picnic couture (it’s a thing), this look is all about balance. On its own, the midi dress is a pretty cutesy piece, but throw in a few ironic monochrome add-ons, including chunky boots and a ribbed jersey underlayer, and you’ve got yourself a look that’s somewhere between girly and gritty – so good.
Good to see you again, broderie anglaise – it’s been a while. Now, usually, holes all over your clothes isn’t a good sign, but in the case of this white crop top, it absolutely is. Try teaming it with flared jeans decked out in painterly brushstrokes and heeled leopard-print boots for an unexpected twist. The oversized tortoiseshell hoops help incorporate those on-trend resin accents, too.
Remember that SATC episode where Carrie visits Aidan’s wood cabin and tries her hand at living the simple life? Well, this bow-tied button-through number in neon green (also huge right now, in case you didn’t know) is giving us major Carrie-in-the-country vibes. Finish with white ankle boots and gold hoop earrings for that folksy, small-town-girl thing.