If Mr Iron is the only man in your life and you have a phobia of crinkles I would advise to stop reading this post as linen is not for you.
Now that we have smoothed that over I would like to say that linen is supposed to crinkle - that is all part of the fabric. In fact it I think it gives it character!
Although Linen can be rather hard to manufacture, it is 100% worth it. It delivers a fresh and cool finish. That's why in the peak of our summer it is the perfect get up. Coming in endless colours, patterns and shapes linen should be in everyones wardrobe.
If you are a new linen lover I have some suggestions for you:
- a white shirt of some design (doesn't have to be the classic cut, although that would be a good investment).
- a bedspread and/or sheets. Although linen never ages - colours do, so best to invest in a plain colour, the simple the better really. If the whole bedspread is a little out of your price range, I would suggest just the pillow cases. These would add texture to the most vanilla of beds.
- a shift dress in any colour, perhaps a brighter orange or green this time. It is summer after all and I'm all about wearing colour. Although you definitely couldn't go wrong with a lbd.
A look I would definitely try to avoid at my age is the long linen tunic with wide leg pants. This look is strictly for 50+ even if you are a size 4 and flowy things still make you look tiny, please try and steer away.
Here are some of my favourites: