With summer around the corner linen will be the perfect fabric to keep you chic and cool.
Why Linen ? Linen is a finely woven fabric made from the fibers of the flax plant.
It was the ancient Egyptians that started using linen in everyday life; it’s very light and loosely woven, which allows heat to escape from the body. It absorbs a lot of moisture and dries quickly, keeping you cool and dry. Linen can be stiff, which can be a good thing, it wont stick to your body.
The secret to linen’s coolness lies in the construction of the flax fibers, which are hollow cylinders, which makes linen an incredibly light material. Linen fabric feels cool to the touch because it is such a good conductor of heat, and despite its lightness, linen is one of the strongest natural fibers and has more than twice the strength of cotton.
Another advantage is that linen provides natural anti-bacterial properties and is UV resistant, making it ideal for summer clothing. Linen is rarely dyed, plus the luster of the material makes it one of the most naturally elegant and chic clothing materials.
Clothes made of linen are simple to care for, machine washable, easy to remove stains from, and it dries quickly. Linen does wrinkle easily, but most people don’t mind and welcome the fresh breeze associated with this fabric.
Today I am sharing some pieces that will keep you cool and chic at the same time. You cannot talk about this fabric and not mention the brand Reformation; they have a beautiful yet simple summer dress and top collection made out of sustainable materials; they are made ethically and will keep you cool. Of course, I have the selection broken down for my budget-friendly fashionistas and my luxe ladies.
with class and grace,
Mya – Karren