One peek at my wardrobe and you’ll realize I have a problem. My love of linen knows no bounds, except the physical constraints of my closet. What’s a reasonable number of white linen button-up shirts one woman should own? (Don’t answer that—I'll likely surpass that number by a dozen, at least.) Same goes for airy, effortless linen dresses. With summer nearly here, the temperatures are rising and so is the number of linen dresses I own.
Turns out, I’m not the only one having a love affair with linen. Celebrities like Riley Keough and Andie MacDowell have been spotted in linen dresses from one beloved, sustainable brand in particular: Everlane. Known for its elevated basics without the elevated price tag, Everlane has stocked its site with far-from-boring linen dresses that are bound to be new wardrobe staples.
There’s a reason—so many reasons, really—why linen is a summer fabric go-to. The upsides of linen, especially in warm weather, are numerous. First: the highly absorbent and breathable fabric won’t stick to your body. Second: linen has a reduced carbon impact (when compared to cotton), since it requires less water and fewer pesticides to produce. Third? Linen always looks effortlessly cool, in a “oh, this old thing?” way, whether you’re headed to the office, a backyard barbeque, or on vacation.
So go ahead, embrace a wrinkle here and there. Everlane’s got you covered. Scroll on for five linen pieces from Everlane (including the two dresses that were spotted on Keough and MacDowell), all worthy of your summer wardrobe, that you’ll look—and feel!—cool wearing.
There’s something about this linen dress that has us daydreaming about frolicing on the beaches of Saint-Tropez this summer. Don’t let the full length fool you into thinking it’s too much fabric for hot days; since it’s made of linen, with a cotton lining for additional comfort (and no peekaboo from our bra and undies!), it’s as breezy as can be. The classic crew neck leads to an A-line body, three-quarter sleeves with a subtle balloon shape, and—everyone’s favorite feature—pockets. Andie McDowell looked like a million dollars in this dress, and so can you. Hurry though! Sizes are selling out already.
Sizes available: 00-12 (14 and 16 are sold out)
Simple yet striking, this linen midi dress will be your new favorite go-to outfit on days you don’t know what to wear. It’s that versatile. This dress is fully lined, too, so you don’t have to do the “can you see my underwear?” check before heading out the door. It’d look just as beautiful with strappy sandals and stud earrings for a happy hour with the girls as it would with sneakers (à la Riley Keough) for a farmers market run.
Sizes available: 00-16
Figuring out what to wear to work when it’s sweltering is tricky. You don’t want to show up to the office a sweaty mess. That’s where this Everlane dress comes in. Intentionally oversized, this dress offers lots of breathing room to cool you off. The notched collar leads to a streamlined button front and relaxed patch pockets for a look that perfectly balances professional and casual. Don’t reserve this dress just for the workplace, though. It’d look just as cute with heeled sandals for date night or worn open with a pair of cut-off shorts and a bodysuit.
Sizes available: XXS-XL
Need proof you can look refined and feel comfortable at the same time? Let us introduce you to this A-line linen midi dress. It’s hard to pick a favorite feature. The slightly puffed sleeves or pockets, perhaps? Maybe it’s the ultra flattering V-neck. No, it’s gotta be the elegantly effortless oversized fit. Whatever your favorite feature is, style this dress with sneakers for run-around-town days or white loafers for a dressier feel.
Sizes available: XS-XL (XXS sold out)
Okay, okay, so this isn’t a dress. But! This linen jumpsuit is just as practical as a linen dress, with its flattering cropped straight leg, removable belt, and bra-friendly adjustable straps. Wear this jumpsuit on its own for a streamlined feel, or layer a tank or tee underneath for a layered look. When the sun dips, simply add a denim jacket. Summer of bike rides and adventures of all kinds, here we come.
Sizes available: 00-16
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