Linen dresses - your must-haves for summer
You probably know those hot summer days when the heat is so intense that you hardly know what to wear. Whether you’re traveling or the weather at home is showing its good side, it may be a good thought to adapt your choice of clothing to the warmer temperatures.
The solution can be found in the materials – and with that we’d like to help you find the right dress in the most suitable material for the summer. We recommend linen for several reasons, as summer and the sun are associated with linen for a reason.
5 great reasons to choose your next dress with a linen material
Linen is primarily a material used during summer, and there are many advantages to choosing your summer dresses in linen.
1. Great breathability
Linen is particularly ideal for summer due to its high absorbency. The material is able to absorb up to 20% of its weight without feeling damp and uncomfortable. Your linen dress will therefore always be dry and comfortable to wear. In addition, linen has some fantastic temperature-regulating properties, which means that you can advantageously wear linen during summer as well as during winter.
2. Hypoallergenic material
If you have allergies or sensitive skin, linen is an ideal material for you. This is mainly due to the high absorbency, which means that your dress doesn’t get wet and thus prevents bacteria from growing. In addition, it can be mentioned that the linen fabric is mostly produced without the use of chemicals and pesticides. If you have an allergy, you would be able to avoid allergic reactions while using linen.
3. Natural and durable
In contrast to, for example, cotton, linen is more durable. Linen is a natural material and made from natural fibres that are inherently strong. Your linen dress thus gains a natural strength, which means that it has a longer lifespan. The strong fibres also ensure that your dresses do not lose their shape after washing. On the other hand, the material gets better and better with each wash, and with each time you use it.
4. Softer and better every time
Linen is one of the few textiles that gets better with time. At first it might feel a little stiff, but you shouldn’t stop using your linen dress despite this. This is because it becomes both softer and more comfortable the more you use it, so you don't lose comfort.
5. Minimal care
Another advantage of linen is that it’s totally normal to have a few curls here and there, so you can easily put the iron away. It just highlights the natural and slightly rough texture of the material and gives the linen dress a special charm. That’s why it’s a good idea to pack a few linen dresses in your suitcase if you are going on holiday.
Linen dresses in plus size
Once you've gotten to know linen and its many benefits, it's hard to do without, especially in your summer wardrobe. In addition, the majority of linen skirts are designed with a loose fit, making it perfect for women of all shapes and sizes. At the same time, you get an even lighter and more relaxed feel - linen will rarely be a bad choice.
If you're not a fan of linen but still want some of its airy qualities, there's an alternative for you. As well as 100% linen dresses, there's also a linen and cotton blend, so you can get some of the best of both materials.
Below you can see a selection of our linen dresses in both linen and a linen blend. Do you want your linen dress to do something specific? Maybe you're looking for a long linen dress, a linen dress with buttons or a linen dress without sleeves. Either way, we have a dress to fit your wardrobe.
How to care for your linen dresses
Now, we have already established that linen is a hard-wearing material. But if you treat your linen dresses with care, it will live even longer. Since linen is more breathable than synthetic materials, you'll also find that you don't necessarily need to wash it as often. If it's not dirty, but only smells a bit, you can just hang your linen dress out in the fresh air.
If you’re going to put your linen dress in the washing machine, you should always check the washing instructions on the garment in advance. To maintain the longevity and quality of your dresses, it’s important that they are correctly washed under the right conditions. You can read more about it in our washing guide here.
The summer's alternatives in linen
If you’re not into dresses, or if you just want an alternative for the summer days, we have something for you too. Whether you’re looking for nice and loose-fitting shorts, beautiful and stylish sets or comfortable and simple trousers, you can find it in a wide range of colours.