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Spring 2010 Trend Report: Country Chic

01/09/2010 07:00 | Updated 22 May 2015

If anyone knows how to bring Americana to the catwalk, it's Ralph Lauren. For this season however, a whole host of designers turned to the Mid West for inspiration. Prairie inspired styles were evident in particular, with colourful floral print tunics and plaid patterned dresses making a strong appearance in many of the spring/summer shows. Gingham, denim and floppy hats were another strong reminder of life on the farm. The look was relaxed, the colours were bold and they styles were kept simple.

To get inspired, take a look at some of the key looks from the spring/summer catwalk shows and see which celebrities have already gone to the country.

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Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Karl Lagerfeld included colourful country-meadow prints in his collection, along with Spring's latest accesories trend, clogs.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Alexa wears a Prairie inspired dress from Chanel's spring collection.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Kane's gingham prints were prevalent in his show, seen on stylish skirts and dresses.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Nicole looks super stylish in a simple tunic and farmer style hat.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

The biggest display of country trends came from the king of Americana, Ralph Lauren. Denim dungarees, floral print tea dresses, pretty blouses and floppy hats were the central components of his collection.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Gwen sports a laid back look in rolled up jeans and a checked shirt. A relaxed but stylish way to incorporate farmer-inspired plaids.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

The Italian label brought the midwestern frock to the catwalk. These bold stripes are the height of simplistic country style.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Carey wears a similar Bottega Veneta dress, with yellow stripes and a tie at the waist to add. The perfect down-home girl.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Little House on the Prairie was given a re-vamp by Oscar de la Renta with colourful tunics in bold prints over simple white dresses.

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

Daisy wears a country-style print but updates the look with a revealing top and killer heels (all by Miu Miu).

Spring 2010 trend report: Country chic

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