Free People

Prairie Mini

$34 to buy
$128 retail
Stylist Notes

With a mock turtleneck and puffed sleeves, this paisley Free People dress has a seventies flair. Elevate the leggy look with suede boots.

Size & Fit

Sized: XS-L

Product Details

Blue printed chiffon (100% Nylon). Long sleeves. High neckline. Full skirt. Back button detail. 32” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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109 reviews
Fit
Large
(33)
True to Size
(29)
Small
(1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
November 9, 2015
Vibrant color & fun design

Great dress, but it's pretty wide which is why I gave it a 4-star. I would definitely size down. I ordered an XS and it was still very loose.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 129lbs
November 11, 2015
60's style

I wore this to work for a 60's go go look on halloween. It was waayyy to big. It's really flowy. I wore it with a belt to give it shape and make it not look too big. Not fitted in the hips - totally flowy.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 11, 2015
runs large and wide

From the picture, I was expecting something a little more form fitting. the S was very large and was very wide and short- it would need to be worn more as a tunic with leggings than as a dress. I tried it with a belt but it still looked too wide. the neckline was too loose as well and hung low, not as a short turtle neck. I will def be trying the extra small because the print is beautiful!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
November 11, 2015
Easy day-to-night transition.

I chose my backup size L because I needed the length (work conference.) The L is flowy, but I was able to dress it up with some leather booties and look professional cool. The neckline is a nice touch. If this was for a regular outing, I would have worn the M and it would have still been flowy, just a bit shorter. It's easily a causal outfit as well and would work great for daytime event or a baby/bridal shower.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 16, 2015
Perfect Fall Day Dress

I wore this dress to a bridal shower and loved it. I typically wear a medium, but decided to go with a small due to the oversized fit, which was perfect. I am 5'5" and thought the length was just right, but someone taller might find it to be a little too short.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
November 23, 2015
Super cute, boho feel

The dress is supposed to be flowy but it also runs large. I would definitely go a size smaller.

Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
December 7, 2015
Fun to wear!

It was baggy as expected since it's free people. I loved the color of this dress and got compliments on it all night. I wore it to my husbands work Christmas party. The only issue I had was the smell of dry cleaning chemicals. It was so bad but after airing it out for two days it was ok to wear.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 8, 2015
I got this through my unlimited package.

This dress looked so good on the model however on me it was unflattering and sheer. I paired it with a trench coat and tall riding boots. It was very boho and flowy, maybe I should've gone down a size however I got the feeling that it was supposed to be oversized.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 103lbs
December 16, 2015
Didn't want to give it back!

This dress was so comfortable and absolutely gorgeous! I got several compliments. I wore it on Thanksgiving with a pair of tall brown boots. The sleeves were a tad long because I am under 5 feet. I just rolled them up a bit and was very comfortable with that. I wore a nude bra with nude Spanx. It was a great length for pairing with tall boots even though I am pretty short. The next weekend I traveled to Denver from California for a wedding and the bride to be was wearing the same dress during the rehearsal party! She is taller and leaner than I am and it looked fabulous on her as well! Turns out all the bridesmaids ordered from RTR as well. Any-who... Just rent it! You'll be glad you did.

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Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Age: 29
December 16, 2015
Love this dress~

This dress defiantly runs big, I am 5'1 and it stopped at my knees. I had to belt it because it was a little too baggy and flowy for my liking. A belt makes it look way more put together! I paired it with some over the knee heeled boots, no other accessories were really needed because the neckline already makes quite a statement!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
December 21, 2015
Great, on-trend evening dress!

I wore this dress to an Amy Schumer show because I wanted to wear something very "Amy". I loved this dress! It was super comfortable and since I'm short, hit at a really flattering length. The dress is composed of a sheath and a sheer overlay, and the sheath has adjustable straps so you can fix it to fit correctly. Sleeves weren't tight at all! I loved this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
December 23, 2015
Wore it to the Star Wars premier (I know, I know) for date night. Adorable, boho dress.

Awesome, cheap find for a date night. The pleats were cute, loved the high neck. I typically wear a large (8-10), but the medium fit just right.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
December 31, 2015
went to a small, intimate jewish wedding. it was awesome! lots of fun and the food was amazing!

This dress is my favorite of ALL TIME!!!! It was incredibly comfortable! I'm a thick girl, with a gut but this dress made me feel sexy and I was surprised that the MEDIUM fit me so I'm guessing the dress probably runs a little big. I wanted something different than what I typically wear and what other people wear....(out of the guests) I was the center of attention. The dress is a little see through but there's a protective layer underneath so you don't see anything. When I got the dress I noticed it had pockets...which I didn't know when I ordered it online. I thought the pockets were an extra bonus...SUPER ADORABLE!!!! I loved this dress so much I wanted to buy it!!!!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
January 4, 2016
It is a beautiful dress but it looked too big on me

Loved the colors and pattern and it goes perfect with pumps on boots, unfortunately did not look good on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
January 5, 2016
Wanted to keep this dress! Comfortable and transitional.

This was a perfect fit for my petite frame. I styled with black tights and booties to a work holiday party, and it was a hit! I received many compliments and wanted to keep it! Great transitional piece and could be fall through spring depending how it's styled. Very comfortable and didn't wrinkle as easily as I would have guessed.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 22
January 11, 2016
this is such a good dress there were two of us wearing it at the wedding!

photographs very well! more sheer than it looks in pictures. the slip that comes with it runs smaller but the dress ran bigger. I ended up wearing a medium slip and the small dress just because it was more comfortable. perfect for the day time wedding I attended.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 184lbs
January 11, 2016
LOVES AND LOVED!

I loved this dress so much I want to purchase it! I had not entered the party more than two minutes before a lady tugged my arm and said, "OMG! I love your dress!" I wore the large because it was slightly longer. The medium fit just fine.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150lbs
January 19, 2016
Wore it for my Birthday 01/17.. Everyone loved it. It runs pretty big

Runs a bit big if you are a large order a medium

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 131lbs
January 19, 2016
Photographed amazing!

I wore this to a 60's Holiday party. It runs a bit short and the colors are a bit more dull in person than they show online; however, it looks great in photos and the sleeves were awesome.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
January 23, 2016
i've rented it twice!

I love this dress- definitely needs leggings or thick tights its pretty see through. color is fab!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
January 24, 2016
Gorgeous, unusual, comfortable, and it has pockets!

I'm a fairly true 6, and needed the small, so I'd say that it runs just a bit big. I'm also only 5'0", and it was quite short; taller women take note! The dress is simply gorgeous, and really doesn't need much in terms of accessories; I wore plain gold earrings, put my hair up, and wore a nude palette of makeup, except for blue lipstick (Sephora's color of the year). Received multiple compliments throughout the evening (we went to dinner and the Symphony). The dress is also ridiculously comfortable, and it even has pockets, although I wouldn't put much in them, as the weight would throw the line of the dress off. Somehow I didn't manage to get a full-length picture, alas! I would totally rent this dress again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
February 3, 2016
Beautiful blue color

I received this dress to wear for a winter work party. I was disappointed that it had a three inch tear in the seam at the waist. The fabric was delicate so I was able to temporarily mend the dress, but it was still somewhat noticeable. RTR was nice to refund the order. The dress itself was comfortable and fun to wear. The blue slip underneath was pretty short (and so am I!) so I wouldn't recommend this for everyday wear to work. It was perfect for a night out though and the long sleeves balanced out the shorter skirt.

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 32
February 4, 2016
Great dress that was very comfortable. I got a lot of compliments.

Overall the fit was good. I'm taller, but have a smaller waist, so I wish the waist was a cinched a bit more, but other than that it is was flowy and comfortable. Loved the sheer sleeves and the neck.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 42
February 5, 2016
I loved this dress. Very shear though.

The dress ran big, but needed a medium for the length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
February 11, 2016
loved it!

dress runs true to size. lots of compliments

Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
February 15, 2016
Comfortable and beautiful dress

Beautiful color and pattern. True to size. Very comfortable to stay in whole night. Pocket is pulse!! I wish to keep this dress in my closet. :)

Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
February 25, 2016
My aunt was able to legally marry her partner of 10 years :)

The color is amazing in person and in photos. For a girl who usually wears black, white and gray, this was a big change and people noticed - I got so many compliments on it! I paired it with boots because the wedding was fairly casual, but it could easily be dressed up with heels. It's also extremely comfortable. The reason for 4/5 stars is just because it was more "used" than I thought it would be. I knew it wouldn't be brand new, of course, but the blue slip that it comes with was totally faded. Luckily, that goes entirely unnoticeable once you have on the whole ensemble.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
February 26, 2016
Deciding to tuck this into a pencil skirt.

The fit was too hippie for me - I went a size down but the waist was still too "undefined" for me. The skirt was also very sheer beyond the slip. Just wasn't for me as a dress but I loved the color, so I found a way to wear it: tucked into a black pencil skirt. Totally worked out in the end with a bit of creativity.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
February 29, 2016
Was not able to wear this dress bc of the overall length.

Dress fit but was way too short and could not be worn.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 6' 1"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
February 29, 2016
Great fit, fun to wear & received numeral compliments. Love the fabric & fit! Would buy & wear

True to size, but a little short on me. I paired it with tights & boots ~looks great! Many compliments.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
March 1, 2016
I had a fun time.

It's a cute dress, but it'd be more flattering if it weren't so wide and didn't have a drop waist. A cross body purse helps it not look so big. It did have several pulls in the silk, and a few spots.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
March 1, 2016
It was a great dress for my friends bachelorette brunch! So many compliments!

This was worn for a brunch for the last day of a weekend bachelorette! It was flowy and comfortable. Many compliments! Thank you Rtr!

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Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
March 1, 2016
Adorable Dress

As other reviewers mentioned, this dress has an oversized fit, but that was exactly the look I was going for. The color is beautiful, and the cut would likely be flattering on most figures. The material is semi-sheer and the liner was shorter in length than the dress, so I chose to wear it with leggings and booties. While the XS dress seemed to fit me too, it seemed to be missing the slip/liner and also had a missing button in the turtleneck section. Luckily, I was happy with the flowy fit of the small, and it was the perfect dress for date night in celebration of my engagement.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Everyday
Age: 32
January 20, 2016
Loved it

Very comfortable and very well made Very casual Should have rented the small size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
March 12, 2016
not my favorite RTR dress

I ordered this dress as a surprise for my husband's deployment homecoming. I wanted something cute, yet informal and with sleeves in case it was a tad chilly. I had to say that this dress is insanely see-through, to the point where I feel like I had to wear leggings to be comfortable. Both the underdress and (obviously) the overdress were see-through and even when worn together you could still see your undergarments. I also consider myself to be a rather modest gal, but not opposed to short dresses and this dress was uncomfortably short. Like if I bent over, people behind me would have one heck of a show. I have never worn any Free People clothing before, but this dress felt incredibly cheap. I don't know if it was the tissue-thin fabric or what, but I would NOT have paid $128 for this dress new and I feel like $30 to rent it was barely worth it. I ended up wearing the S underdress with the XS overdress. The XS underdress/slip thing was incredibly short. If I had a better backup dress already at home, I would returned this dress instead. I decided to make it work with the leggings. Sorry to be so negative, but I guess I chose poorly this time : (

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
XS
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 116lbs
March 13, 2016
70s boho fun- 2 person job buttoning up the back

Love this unique fun dress. Wore it to a fondue party and I was able to enjoy lots of delicious food without worrying about bloat or the dress becoming uncomfortable. It's short but can be tamed down with long boots. Got a lot of compliments on the fun print, which looked great on a warm winter night, and cool style. Did need to get help buttoning up the back as it buttons through the collar.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
March 13, 2016
Funky and unique!

I loved this dress! So many compliments! Comfortable for a Sunday birthday brunch. My only issue was being curvier the slip moved around. I had thought I could wear it to work but not safely. Oh and I loved the pockets!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
S
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
March 17, 2016
Pretty blue color

It's short so I would wear with flat boots/booties. Super comfortable.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 185lbs
March 26, 2016
Love!

The dress doesn't look that great on a hanger but when I tried it on I absolutely loved it! It seems conservative with the sleeves and the fact that it was flowy but it still felt like a sexy dress! Because I had wide hips it still gave me curves but I can how see this dress can end up looking shapeless for someone who probably has a straight/narrow figure. The dress I got though was damaged and RTR tried to send the same dress but it never arrived on time so I wore the damaged dress anyway (and covered it up with my hair) because I really liked it. Wish I didn't have to give it back!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
M
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
March 29, 2016
Beautiful outfit for my work event

Cute dress but it runs very large and is extremely short. I had to pair it with leggings in order for it to be appropriate for my work event. I also paired it with a jacket so it looked more fitted. Buttons at the back of the neck are also very hard to work with. My first RTR experience and I can't wait for my next dress

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