While linen used to have a reputation for being worn more by alternative "eco-freaks", the natural fiber (with the increasing importance of sustainable textiles) is enjoying growing popularity. Not only in the fashion industry, but also on the catwalks of this world: whether Dior or Alexander McQueen, Rejina Pyo or Simon Porte Jacquemus - many great designers have already used the natural material in their spring and summer collections. And this year, linen dresses are back in fashion. Read on to find out why and what makes the material so special.
Linen is a natural fiber that is obtained from annual flax plants - more precisely, their stalks. They prefer a maritime climate, which is why cultivation takes place near the coast throughout Europe. After the harvest, the plants remain on the field to dry there before the fibers exposed by bacteria and fungi are further processed in production (carded, stretched and combed). The natural fibers must then be spun into yarn and woven into linen fabric. Depending on your needs, this can be given a little more color: in addition to bright tones such as red, yellow or green, light nuances are also among the linen dress trends for 2023.
Audrey Hepburn, a true fashion icon, wore a white linen blouse in 'A Heart and a Crown' (1953) - and a white linen Givenchy ensemble for Vogue in 1964. No wonder, then, that the trend has never completely disappeared from the scene. On the contrary: this summer, linen dresses are more popular than ever. In the following we present different styles:
Of course, white linen dresses are at the forefront again: plain and simple, but kept modern, light tones are back in fashion in 2023.
Playful cuts like a linen shirt dress or this midi dress with puff sleeves are also at the forefront.
Maritime styles, blue and white striped linen dresses or large sizes in muted colors like navy blue are must-haves this summer.
Bright colors are a real eye-catcher, and this also applies to linen dresses: Whether green, red or yellow - there is something suitable for every size.
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