The frontiers of fashion continue to colonize historical trends of the decades. Now, the ruffles, lace and earth tones of the Midwestern settlers is sweeping across the runways. In 2009, we saw Western wear with turquoise jewelry and rustic weaves. In 2011, prairie frocks add boho bounty with eyelet lace, smocked embellishments and straw-like details. The palette of muted pastels, delicate prints and neutral colors evoke a breezy whimsy that marks the prairie trend. Designers like Anna Sui and the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte (pictured) harness the beauty in the following 10 looks.