It’s time to bring on the summer feeling with easy-breezy clothing styles that suit the heat. This season, you want to wear pieces that match your contented, laid back summer vibe; clothes that make you look amazing without requiring too much effort to get ready. We have the solution: linen. Nothing beats a breezy linen dress during the warmer months. Linen is perfect for summer because it’s lightweight, casual (but easily dressed up), breathable, and doesn’t cling to your skin. And we have four perfect ways you can style your linen dresses.
So enjoy these gorgeous linen dress styles and our top tips for how to create looks that fit all your plans. Dresses and their styling are provided by Reformation, the sustainable clothing company that we recommend above all others for building your summer wardrobe. Not only are their clothes super cute, but their pieces, including their linen collections, are also sustainably made. Linen is a sustainable material made with flax, so each linen dress you see saved water, carbon dioxide, and production waste. Talk about a breezy summer option! You can wear your linen dress with an added side of feeling good about your efforts to make the planet a better place.
Cue the Harry Styles music for this linen dress style trend. Gold is the perfect metal for summer because it’s bright and warm toned, and it looks great contrasted with shimmering sun-kissed skin. From gold earrings to gold necklaces to gold rings to gold shoes (or even a golden purse chain), you can look effortlessly put together by pairing multiple gold accessories with a dress that comes to life against warm tones.
Reformation’s Christen Linen Dress in White
Reformation’s Prescott Linen Dress in Zest
Reformation’s Zula Linen Dress in Flame
Reformation’s Huckleberry Linen Dress in Comic Book
You know those woven style pieces we’re talking about—sometimes called woven twill, sometimes herringbone, sometimes rattan, or wicker; brown braiding is the perfect summery accent. It’s so bohemian and relaxed. Just look at the way these Reformation dress styles are summer-perfected with chill brown accents. Je adore those strappy brown sandals and that woven mini suitcase style purse, not to mention that wicker picnic basket purse, when paired with linen styles. Woven accents can range from a light straw color to a deep chocolate brown; each shade is summer approved, so snatch up any woven accents you find to pair with your summer linens.
Reformation’s Anneliese Linen Dress in Black
Reformation’s Emilia Linen Dress in Blaire
Reformation’s Sommer Dress in Oatmeal
Reformation’s Belgium Linen Dress in Danube
Imagine collecting all your summer memories on the material of your dress like some kind of magical photo collage. Well, until such an invention exists, you can anticipate all of your favorite parts of summer by wearing expressive prints and patterns. You want a summer filled with fruit picking or tangerine-sweet picnics? Reformation’s Lemonade print is the perfect wishful-thinking design. How about a summer sipping wine at local vineyards? Reformation’s Carla print is just right for you. You can style a bold print with accessories of simple metals and colors. A single-shade heel looks great with dramatic patterns, as does minimalist jewelry. Of course, if you’re the kind of person who goes big or goes home, you do you, and add all the layers and prints your heart desires.
Reformation’s Pearson Linen Dress in Lemonade
Reformation’s Simi Linen Dress in Carla
Reformation’s Greyson Linen Dress in Hillside
Reformation’s Weiss Linen Dress in Cherry Pit
If you want to simplify your dress look, there’s no better way than with a pair of comfortable and casual sandals. Open back sandals, buckles, crossing straps—all look great with linen. You can style already pretty relaxed looks like the Aubree Dress with sandals to keep the vibe. Or you can style easily dressed-up looks like the Anneliese Dress with sandals and create the same laid back effect.
Reformation’s Aubree Linen Dress in Oatmeal
Reformation’s Anneliese Linen Dress in Fruit Cocktail
Reformation’s Yvonne Linen Two Piece in Baguette Check
Reformation’s Jessi Linen Dress in Vineyard
Dresses were made for summer plans, and linen dresses are the most perfect form of summer dresses. Not only are linen garments lightweight and breathable, but they’re also easily styled up or down to suit whatever plans you have. And if you purchase your linen from Reformation, you know you’re wearing sustainable flax linen that saved water, carbon dioxide, and material waste in production while supporting a Climate Neutral company. You can use these style tips to find easy-breezy ways to wear your linen summer dresses during these warmer months. But as always, you do you and your dress will follow your lead.