Mad About Linen Dresses
Updated: May 1, 2018
Recently, I've been so inspired by friends on social media who have committed to shopping ethically and consciously... and it's got me thinking seriously about making the commitment myself. To be honest, I tend to get overwhelmed when I think about re-hauling my entire wardrobe, mainly due to my ever-changing size from being pregnant the past three years in a row and my need for maternity and nursing-friendly clothes.
But, it's time to stop dragging my feet and do something about it, even if it's a little bit at a time, or one small investment in an item that will see me through the transitions of my body and state in life. Linen is such a beautiful, breathable, natural fabric that is both casual and elegant; a killer versatile combo.
And, ethical shopping doesn't seem as scary when there are stunning options. I mean look at how gorgeous these sustainable linen dresses are? I'd wear one for every day of the week.
Started by the creators of Alice & Ames, a gorgeous dress company for little girls, Suunday is the newest sister company, "a women’s clothing line that features simple, high-quality pieces that are easy to wear and easy to love." Easy to love is right. I don't think I could decide between the two colors below.
Ema Dress in White / Ema Dress in Clay
NOT PERFECT LINEN//
I haven't stopped thinking about the button-down maternity dress in dusty lavender for weeks now. It's the perfect piece to see me through pregnancy and postpartum and looks just so darn comfy.
Oversized Loose Summer Dress / Loose MAMA Dress
I about fell over when I saw yet another nursing-friendly dress (the lower left number in blue). Linen Fox creates quality, minimal pieces that drape beautifully and seem to adjust to and flatter all shapes - perfect for my stage in life right now. Linen Fox is taking a little break right now, but I'm keeping a close eye on them until they return.
I'm a sucker for over-sized dresses and tops, and the two frocks below are flattering with a knee-length hem. I especially love this silhouette for the postpartum transition period. And, even though linen tends to be a spring/summer fabric, I think with a thick pair of opaque tights, ankle booties, and sweater, these dresses could take me right into fall/winter.