From free-flowing maxis to our favourite sun dresses, it’s not officially summer until the weather warms just enough to dust off our most-beloved, seasonal styles.
It only takes the slightest hint at summer for us to ditch our best jeans for the slinky, flouncy and fun pieces we pushed to the backs of our wardrobes all winter.
At first, we tactfully layer our summer dresses with blazers and oversized shirts but, as the temperature rises so too does the level of skin we bare.
In the height of the summer heat, donning our favourite styles becomes a matter of necessity as much as a passion. That’s why many of our most pivotal summer staples are crafted from linen.
Linen fabric is a favourite for summer pieces thanks to its breathability, the fact it conducts heat—drawing it away from the body to keep you cool—and is moisture-wicking (keeping you a sweat-free zone).
Thankfully, linen pieces are easy to come by with many of our favourite brands crafting on-trend pieces in the fabric season after season.
From both a practical and style standpoint, investing in chic linen dresses for the long summer months is simply a no-brainer. And, that’s all the argument we (and you) need to warrant shopping the below styles.
The Best Linen Summer Dresses
Bettina Midi Dress, $390 at SIR
Clay Belted Midi Dress, $475 at Aje
AERE Cut Out Linen Maxi Dress, $170 at THE ICONIC
Shona Joy Aimee Crossover Wrap Mini Dress, $280 at THE ICONIC
Linen Open Back Dress, $529 at St Agni
High Tide Frilled Midi, $795 at Zimmermann
ROAME. Spencer Mini Dress, $340 at THE ICONIC
Mara Hoffman Leonara Off-The-Shoulder, $650 at Net-A-Porter
Pia White Linen Low Neck Mini Dress, $129.99 at DISSH
Alexandre Midi Dress, $309 at Faithfull The Brand