Laid-Back Linen: A Fresh Seasonal Trend

by - Tuesday, April 16, 2019

We love linen! This natural fabric’s unique blend of sophistication and effortless style is perfect for spring and summer. From elegant clothing to luxe bedding, linen will keep you supremely comfortable throughout the warmer months.

One of linens' innate charms are its crinkles, which add textural appeal to your spring and summer outfits and a gently rumpled refinement to bedding and throw pillows. At Sundance, we think this timeless fabric is on-trend for good reason, whether standing on its own or elevating a blend.

Linen, known to be one of the world's strongest fibers, is made out of flax, which is more durable, stronger, and crisper than cotton and polyester. Linen becomes softer and more fluid through handling, and has more natural texture than cotton.

Linen is also delightfully cool to the touch and dries quickly, so it has long been the smart choice in hot, humid climates. Think elegant soirees in Rio, a tapas bar in Barcelona or even sightseeing in D.C. on a humid summer’s eve.

Favorite New Looks in Linen 
There’s an uncomplicated beauty in linen clothing that’s ready-made for warm, breezy days. We especially love its easygoing drape and lustrous feel, keeping you chic and cool when the temperature rises. A finely knit cardigan makes the perfect pretty layer for a July or August evening. Linen tees, whether simple V-necks or embellished with bright embroidery, are must-have staples for the season.

Our Picks: 
Warm Breeze Stripe Tunic: With its relaxed silhouette and lightweight linen weave, this captivating tunic is one you’ll reach for again and again. Tonal stripes, sweet pin tucks, a pleated back and an open-notch neckline make it the quintessential spring and summer top.

Kennebunk Cargo Shorts: Linen blends with cotton in these so-soft cargo shorts. Lightweight and relaxed, they offer verdant charm to any look with sweet embroidered blooms at the pockets. Pair with a white tee or lightweight button-front for a look that will carry you through the season.

Surrey Culottes: These chic striped culottes put linen’s refinement on full display, and they dress up or down effortlessly. Pair them with flats and an uncomplicated tee for a beautifully laid-back look, or choose wedges and a blouse for a more sophisticated style. Tuck in your top to show off the charming lace-up detail in the back.

Chic Linen for Home
At home, linen imparts a lived-in beauty to any room. With its luxe finish and cooling nature, this fabric is a gorgeous and inviting choice for sheet sets and duvet covers, in spring and summer florals or refreshing neutrals and pastels. It also makes a welcome accent beyond the bedroom in sweet throw pillows on sofas and chairs, or choose textural linen runners and napkins to add brightness to your table settings.

Our Picks:
Sakura Linen Duvet Cover: Brighten your bedroom in an instant with this duvet cover showcasing an exquisite, allover cherry blossom print. Soft and lightweight, it offers cool comfort for sleep throughout the warmer months.

Gossamer Linen Ruffle Sham: With an airy ruffle around the entire border, our ruffle sham makes a truly romantic addition to your bedroom décor. Available in a variety of soft colors, it mixes the luxurious sheen of linen with shabby-chic style for a sweet and dreamy look.

Pure Love Linen Pillow: Fall for the simple charm of this throw pillow designed by artisan Rebecca Puig. Its heart-shaped design with a fringe border gains a vintage vibe from gentle distressing, a textural weave, and a natural linen hue.

Springhill Table Runner: A classic gingham check pattern adorns our Springhill Table Runner. Fine Belgian linen is yarn-dyed for rich color and hand woven into a cheerful runner with a contrast border that brightens any table.

Whether your warm-weather adventures are near to home or far flung, you’ll relish them all the more with linen pieces woven throughout your wardrobe and your home. Discover our Linen Shop for our carefully curated collection of exquisite fashions and fine home accents.

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