Commoner Threads

It’s been more than a year since Ukrainian designer Vita Kin took the fashion world by storm with her colorful vyshyvankas, or traditional Ukrainian blouses. But, twelve months later, the embroidery-filled trend looks likely to stick around for a while. In fact, the New York Times named the similarly styled peasant blouse the “unofficial top of summer” in July, noting its worldly appeal. A traditional Vita Kin dress or top is difficult and expensive to come by – it’s likely to set you back at least $1,500. But, lucky for us, high fashion made its way to mainstream, ensuring the trend is available in all shapes, sizes and prices. Here are our top picks from priciest to most peasant.

Mexico embroidered linen midi dress, Vita Kin,matchesfashion.com $1,879

Gita dress, Ulla Johnson, ullajohnson.com $656

Sachi embroidered cotton-twill top, Isabel Marant, net-a-porter.com $528

Tula dress, Figue, figue.com $495

Golondrina tunic, Santa Marguerite, santamarguerite.com $275

Inabu embroidered long-sleeve top, Calypso St. Barth, neimanmarcus.com $206

Embroidered flowing jacket, Zara, zara.com $39