Nothing feels more carefree than a simple linen dress. Linen is a summer classic that is beautiful and timeless. What makes linen so special? Not only is it breathable and quick to dry but it is also an ethical choice. The raw textile is made from flax which uses less water to grow and emits less carbon during processing. For these reasons, I firmly believe every woman needs a few linen pieces in her summer wardrobe.
All about linen: The essential summer fabric every woman needs in her wardrobe!
What styles look best in linen fabric?
I think linen looks best when incorporated into simple, flattering silhouettes in muted tones. A crisp white linen dress is always a classic choice! Other pieces to consider are blouses or jumpsuits in dusty hues such as rose or pistachio. Wooden button detail is the perfect compliment to textural linen fabric.
How to deal with linen wrinkles
The best way to deal with linen wrinkles is to embrace them. While it is a good idea to steam or iron your linen clothing prior to wearing, the small creases linen clothing will develop throughout the day is part of what makes linen feel effortless and lived in.
Pure linen vs cotton/linen blend
Should you look for summer clothing made of pure linen or are linen blends better? In my opinion both are great choices. When blended with cotton, linen keeps its breathability but adds a bit of softness and movement to the fabric. Most cotton and linen blends also feel more lightweight than pure linen. I would look for 100% linen if you were looking for a more structured piece such as a summer blazer but consider a linen blend if you are searching for a breezy sundress.
Where to shop for linen clothing?
A few of the best places to shop for modern on trend linen clothing are Nordstrom, Reformation and H&M. Nordstrom currently has a very large selection of linen fashion that ranges in price from affordable to luxe. Meanwhile Reformation’s online store is filled with romantic aesthetic linen options that are very on trend for 2020. Lastly, if you are shopping on a budget look to H&M for plenty of affordable linen finds.
The Best Linen Dresses 2020
Here are a few of the prettiest summer dresses made of classic linen fabric for this summer.
Linen for Littles
For the same reasons that linen is a great summer fabric for women, it is also fantastic for children’s wear. I love dressing my daughter in beautiful linen pieces that feel breezy and timeless. A few of the best places to shop for linen kids clothing is Etsy, H&M and Zara.