… linen knits.
My hatred for woven linen is well documented here on the blog. I own exactly one piece – a bright blue tunic from Boden’s 2005 summer offerings. And I love the color and the cut, but generally wear it once per summer and then want to SET IT ON FIRE. I am far more comfortable with use-wrinkles than I probably ought to be. I often look like a human accordion once I get home from a day at the office. But a garment that wrinkles the very second it hits my bod? Oh no. No, no, no indeed to that.
But linen is, undeniably, the ultimate summer fabric. It’s light, breathable, breezy, classy, and has the feel of luxury without costing a mint. So I’m thrilled to have found a few garments made from linen KNITS, which wrinkle less severely and less quickly than their woven cousins. (Many of these are linen blends, but I totally still count ’em.)
Boden Drapey Jersey Tee – $17
Merona Scoop Neck Top – $14.99
How do you feel about linen? Are you a fan of this summer-weight fabric in all its forms? Ever tried a linen knit? Those of you who love the woven versions, do you have wrinkle-management solutions or do you just accept the wrinkles and relax? Either way, teach us your secrets!
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