What Styles of Linen Dresses are Available?
Linen dresses for women provide an effortlessly carefree and fresh feeling to your summer wardrobe. The Sussan collection of Australian linen dresses are crafted from 100% linen for a superior quality and soft feel with a comfortable silhouette that flatters every body type. Linen dresses are warm weather staples as they are refreshingly light, breathable and more durable than cotton while being easy to care for and maintain.
Like other dresses, linen dresses come in different styles and designs. Some of the most popular types include:
- Linen dresses with sleeves
- Short sleeve linen dress
- Sleeveless linen dress
- Linen halter dress
- Midi linen dress
- Maxi linen dress
- Linen print dress
- Linen plain dress
Should You Size Up a Linen Dress?
As a natural fibre, linen tends to expand when you wear it as it adjusts to your body temperature. You may find that your linen dress grows slightly over time. This is why we recommend sticking to your regular size if you prefer a slightly looser silhouette or size down if you like your linen a bit more snug.
Sussan linen dresses are available in inclusive sizes for every woman, from size 6 to plus size. Our handy conversion chart will help you to shop online with confidence and find your perfect size in women’s dresses. Simply:
- Click on ‘What’s My Size’ on your favourite dress
- Use our measurement tips to measure your bust, waist and hips
- Click on ‘Clothing’ to convert the measurements into your ideal Sussan clothing size
What Type of Linen is Best for Dresses?
Linen comes in different types and weaves which makes it suitable for creating everything from dresses, shirts and jackets to bedding and tablecloths. Some of the most popular types of linen include handkerchief linen, suiting linen and a linen-cotton mix.
Our 100% Australian linen dresses are made from the finest linen for optimal breathability, durability and quality that lasts. Soft to touch, our linen provides a relaxed fit that flatters every figure and can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion.
How Do You Style a Linen Dress?
As the ultimate summer dress, linen is perfect for weekend strolls and café lunches but can also be dressed up for evenings out and special occasions. A white linen dress is casual and elegant for sun-filled days, while a black linen dress is sophisticated and can be enhanced with accessories such as refined jewellery and a bag for classy dinners and formal events.
Print linen dresses are fun and full of character. Wear them loose with your favourite sunnies and a cross body bag or tuck them in with a plain belt for more definition. If the weather turns cool, layer linen dresses under our lightweight jackets and blazers for a smart casual look.
How Do You Take Care of a Linen Dress?
While linen is loved for its strength and durability, you can help to maintain its quality by following a few simple care instructions to help you avoid shrinking and stretching. Our Sussan Blog provides handy aftercare tips on how to care for Australian Cotton dresses and linen ladies dresses, including:
- Always follow the care instructions on your individual product
- Hand wash your linen or machine-wash on a gentle cycle
- Use a mild detergent
- Rinse linen thoroughly to remove any residual detergent
- Air-dry your linen in the shade or lay flat to dry
You can shop linen dresses online in the latest styles, colours and seasonal prints at Sussan. Become a Sussan VIP Member to be first-in-the-know about exclusive deals and offers! You can also find your nearest Sussan and visit us in-store.