A Classic Fibre For Classic Tailored Clothes
Nothing is more summery or more classic than a crisp, cool linen dress. The height of summer chic, linen hangs beautifully but unlike cotton has more substance and rigidity making it excellent for classic shaped dresses. Because linen is a more open weave cloth, it tends to need a more tailored approach to its design, but that doesn t mean that you will always look like you are at a wedding or a business meeting. It can also have a smart casual look which makes it essential wear for holidaying in Saint Tropez or walking around Paris on a weekend break. Natural fibres like linen are also ideal for summer dresses because they breathe well and naturally keep you cool. Viscose and polyester tend to stick to you in the heat, whereas cotton and linen offer cool relief. Linen is also a fabric which has been overlooked in the past because of its tendency to crease. It is cool enough for a hot July day,
but can also be accessorised to make it perfect for when the showers come along. Next time you see Wimbledon on TV, look at what the style icons are wearing. I bet most have linen dresses on. Skirt dresses look great in linen. In fact anything tailored will be stunning, as the fabric suits a more angular look. Also think garden parties, Ascot or anywhere you can accessorise with a floppy hat. Linen dresses are fantastic with accessories. Because the linen is rigid, it looks great with flowing chiffon scarves, ethnic jewellery and anything that complements its rigidity with volume and pattern.