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26
Jan
2018
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Why We Love Women’s Clothes That Have Pockets

Inspired by this Twitter conversation with renowned Irish author Marian Keyes (a fan of LinenMe’s linen dresses), we got thinking about why women’s clothes need pockets. It seems obvious, but so few garments (particularly dresses and skirts) are made with useful-sized pockets that we thought we’d investigate further.

Why do women need pockets? Well sometimes we don’t want to lug a bag around. It is liberating to not have a bag hanging round your neck all the time. Sometimes you don’t want to think about accessories and sizes, you just want somewhere to stash your phone and purse or wallet. There are those who think pockets spoil the silhouette or cut of a dress, and of course, a slinky body-con number is probably not going to be enhanced by some pockets. But for clothes that are designed for everyday there’s always a place for a pocket. We love having somewhere to put our hands when we are standing. We love the comfy feel pockets bring to a pair of trousers or a dress. We like the way the fabric moves and hangs around them. And pockets are super practical too, offering an easy place to stash essential items or things we are using temporarily.

There is a perception that women’s clothes should be all about beauty, whereas men’s clothing is about utility. We disagree. There’s no reason we can’t have both. If you want your clothes to be comfortable yet stylish and well cut then a simple linen shift dress with pockets is just the thing. Or a boxy cardigan with pockets large enough to carry your notebook. Or a pair of loose, flowing culottes with handy pockets that give the fabric some extra flip.

linen dress pockets - LinenMe

This dress is the perfect example of how style can meet function. It has a drapey cut yet doesn’t swamp, and the detailing at the neck and the scooped hem keep things charming yet unfussy. The two fabulous, spacious pockets at the front have been designed to be a feature, rather than hidden away, and have plenty of room for important items. Or just for putting your hands in. Relaxed, flowy, comfortable and made from pure super soft linen, we can’t think of anything more lovely for Spring. We are already imagining stashing sandwiches in the pockets and taking our lunch break outdoors, flinging a lipstick and some concealer into a pocket to take us from work to evening, and layering up with a chunky knit for the still-chilly winter days while we wait for the seasons to turn.

There are other linen dresses with pockets too: this gorgeous shirtdress (now top of our wish-list) with neat side pockets, or this simple shift.

linen shirtdress pockets - LinenMe

Here’s what we would put in our pockets:

1.Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm

To keep lips naturally moisturised and add a bit of colour to our winter skin.

2.This book

Something slimline that we can dip in an out of.

3.(For a coat with large pockets) A reusable coffee cup

To cut down on waste and reduce the amount of plastics we throw away each day.

4.A neat vial of perfume oil

So we always smell great.

5.Concealer

For on-the-go touch-ups and covering those pimply outbreaks.

6.Keys

Essential, and best on a keyring like this to stop us losing them.

7.Purse/ wallet

A charming little coin purse for when all you need is loose change and a free spirit.

What would you put in yours?

2
May
2017
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5 Spring Cleaning Essentials to Make Your Home Sparkle, Naturally

If you’ve been gripped by the energy of renewal that Spring brings, you may be turning to your home and tackling those areas that are in need of some TLC. Brighter, sunnier days can show up smeary windows that have been curtained off throughout the Winter. Bulky woollies might need to be stored away, leaving space for fresh, lighter clothes. Now that you can throw open the windows those tired corners can get a lick of paint, and heavy drapes can be replaced by lightweight linen curtains. Spring cleaning needed be a massive task – just focussing for 15 minutes on each room can bring some Springtime sparkle into your house, and even the busiest of us can find this small amount of time for some sprucing. To get you inspired, here are 5 Spring cleaning essentials to put the fun back into housework and the beauty back into your cleaning cupboard.

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28
Oct
2016
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The Words You Need to Know When Choosing Linen

Browsing for linen and baffled by words like ‘huckaback’ and ‘thread count’? Don’t know your stonewash from your garment wash? Never fear, Linenbeauty is here to set you straight and guide you through the sometimes complicated business of choosing linen products. Here are the key terms you might come across, and what you need to know to make the right choice.

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19
Aug
2016
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Sleep Tight: 6 Tips that will help you sleep better

Sleep is essential to our wellbeing, yet many of us struggle with insomnia or disrupted sleep. Whether unable to fall asleep or waking in the early hours, bad nights can wreak havoc with our health and happiness. So, we’ve got some tips that will help you tackle the issues head on, and hopefully get some proper, restorative ZZZZZZs.

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1
Jul
2016
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From Flax Flower To Fitted Sheet: How is linen made?

Ever wondered how your sumptuously soft linen sheets started out? Or where your favourite summer linen shirt began its journey? How is linen made?

The story starts with the delicate flax flower that has been grown for thousands of years and whose by-products have been put to a diverse range of uses, from bank notes to cattle feed and dyes to cosmetics. So, how does the humble flax turn into a fitted sheet?

We’ll show you how is linen made :

How is linen made - Linenbeauty

You can read more about the history of linen here.

(Images via: irishgenealogy.com,tristan forward,Skoch3, arts-brighton.ac.uk, linenme.com)

6
Apr
2016
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Things You Need for a Great Barbeque Evening

With spring approaching faster and faster every day most of us start thinking about relaxing in the rooftop gardens, cycling around the city and late afternoon barbeques in the garden. When the burgers and hot dogs are ready, remember to think about several more things that you’ll need to make your barbeque evening just perfect.

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28
Mar
2016
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Spring Cleaning – the Best Ways to Make Your Place Look Spotless

With the weather getting warmer and the sun shining brighter every day we realize that spring is finally here. For some of us spring might mean travelling, going on holidays or spending more time outside, while for the other ones spring stands for cleaning. There is a reason why spring cleaning is a thing – during spring both the weather and our mood is just perfect for it. With that said, we want to announce the great news – we are here to help you out with the most useful tips and tricks to ease spring cleaning for you.

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18
Mar
2016
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The Most Popular Colour Combinations for Spring

Spring is already here, and so is the perfect time to change your wardrobe and loose those warm winter clothes. With shopping centres full of different types of clothing we’ve decided to lend a helping hand and give out some fashion advice for spring 2016. This spring comes with new styles and colour combinations and here are some of the most popular ones:

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