Little dress on the prairie...


While Queen Michelle is happy to prance around proudly in a pentagram harness, my tastes run to something far more modest. I on the other hand would be happy to lounge around looking more like Laura Ingallls from Little House on The Prairie.

It seems I’m not alone.

Sporting stiff fabrics, romantic prints and modest cuts, the dresses of two-year-old fashion label Batsheva have quietly worked their way into our hearts and closets. Inspired by Orthodox Judaism and an old Laura Ashley dress, these are a dream come true.


Former lawyer Batsheva Hay began designing as a hobby, creating matching dresses for herself and her daughter. Her pieces quickly caught the attention of the fashion industry, and in 2016 she launched her eponymous label. Inspired by vintage Laura Ashley and Gunne Sax dresses, her collections are infused with an unapologetically feminine aesthetic – think demure silhouettes, exaggerated frills, ditzy florals to punchy leopard print. Each design is a nod to an historical American piece, from prairie styles to 1970s boho dresses. You can find them over at Matches


Now if you will excuse me, I need to go and check and see if Pa and Mr Edwards need some lunch.

Queen Marie