Linen is having a moment right now and it’s perhaps the most meant-to-be summer trend of them all. Easy, breezy and super simple, the fabric is made for warm weather days. Sure, it’s always been relatively chic – think Joanna Lumley wafting around in white linen on The Nile, topped off with a panama hat – but it’s never really been that cool. Until now, as fashion, in the wonderful way that it does, has taken something incredibly mundane and made it cool.
That’s all thanks to brands like Sleeper, Asceno and Piece of White, brands that bridge the gap between daywear and nightwear. Their pieces, from billowing nightdresses to cute PJ sets, feel like wearing freshly laundered sheets and it’s all we want to wear when temperatures soar.
White will always triumph when it comes to linen, but we could easily be persuaded by Asceno’s halterneck maxi in pretty raspberry blush or & Other Stories’ lemon meringue pie hued blazer. Black looks incredibly chic too, whether in the iteration of an off-the-shoulder sundress or a relaxed tailored shorts and an oversized tee.
Lastly, on the most part, Linen is one of the most sustainable fabrics around. It’s natural, biodegradable, requires no chemicals to grow and far less water than cotton to produce. Add to that the fact it’s comfortable and universally flattering and we can see why linen is currently fashion’s coolest trend in more ways than one.
Piece of White, the Turkey-based fashion brand, are creating some of the most dreamy dresses around right now. Think billowing soft linens with contrasting big black bows and baby doll shapes with ample room for keeping cool. We’d be hard pushed to find a brand we’d rather be wearing all summer long.
From billowing soft linens with contrasting big black bows to baby doll shapes with ample room, Piece of White are making some of the dreamiest dresses of the season.
For some of the best affordable linen on the high street look to H&M. This sweet ruffle neck sundress comes in three colourways - lemon, scarlet, white - but black is without a doubt the chicest. Check out the brand's homeware department for equally as dreamy bed linens for days when you don't need to get dressed at all.