Today on Prada & Pearls I’m talking all about how to style linen dresses! I love wearing linen in the spring and summer, it’s such a lightweight fabric and I love the way the texture looks! Linen however, can be difficult to wear, it creases very easily and at times, has no form! I wanted to provide some benefits of linen and tips I use when shopping, with the hopes it’ll help you out!
Linen is a fabric that is sweat and water absorbent which is a win in the summer! Linen will hold moisture without making you feel damp which is key when the weather gets hot!
Linen is 30% more durable than cotton and its also hypo-allergenic! If you find your skin gets irritated while wearing clothing in the summer, this likely won’t occur with linen.
Go for a fitted waist
The first thing I always look for is a fitted waist. It helps give the dress some shape, especially sine linen isn’t always super flowy. The dress I’m modelling above pulls in at the waist and also has a peplum bottom which adds some dimension.
Embrace the wrinkles or buy patterns
Unfortunately linen is one of those fabrics that will wrinkle. Especially, on a hot and humid day! Unless your bringing a hand held steamer around with you its difficult to keep your outfit crease free! I would suggest embracing it, it’s harder to see the wrinkles on white or light coloured fabric. Also it’s hard to see it on patterns!
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