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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?

12
Jun
2017
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Linen Clothes to Love This Summer

In the summer you want easy-to-wear, comfortable linen clothes that work with lots of things in your wardrobe and that don’t need lots of special care. Simple, unfussy, hard-wearing items that you can throw on for a trip to the beach or a picnic, or just for pottering around the house. Linen really comes into its own in the warmer summer months. It’s lightweight, cool (it regulates your body temperature so you stay comfortable all day), easy to pack for vacations, easy to care for and looks great on its own or layered on chilly evenings.

If you are looking to add some linen garments to your capsule wardrobe, or need some beautiful linen clothes, linen dresses or linen tunics for an upcoming holiday, here’s our edit of essential things you will love this summer.

A go-to summer dress

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4
Jul
2015
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Top 5 Linen Clothes that Celebrities Love

Probably all of us read those cheesy magazines about celebrities from time to time. Interest in their personal lives, looks and careers keeps bothering us, especially when all we see on the internet and the TV is celebrities showing up in one or another show, rampaging through some random parties and showing their glowing dresses on the red carpet.

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14
Feb
2013
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Tips on Washing Your Linen Clothes

People appreciate linen clothes for many thousands of years. Made from the fibers of the flax plant linen is a natural fabric. It has many positive properties that make linen clothes popular among people on various ages, nationalities and social status. Linen fabric breathes well; it is stronger than cotton fabric, and more difficult to weave, which makes linen a pricier fabric to make into clothes and other household textile such as bed linen, linen tablecloths and linen towels. Linen dyes well with different colors and can be blended with other materials, which may impact the ways of care the piece of clothing will require. The way you’ll wash linen clothes will also depend on many factors.

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12
Mar
2012
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Why Linen Clothes Are Always in Fashion?

With days getting longer, warmer and shinier, it is time to think of some new clothes to wear this spring and summer! Did you know that linen clothing are always in fashion? The shapes, cuts, lengths and colors change but the linen fabric itself is always popular. Why is that? Should you consider purchasing a piece of linen clothing? Let me reveal some benefits of pure linen clothes in this post.

Linen Dresses - LinenMe

Linen clothes are appreciated so much because of the comfort they provide. This is especially evident during warm seasons when linen clothing allows doing your activities without worrying for sweating or damping your clothes. Breathable and comfortable clothes are a must during how summer unless you want any skin or health problems caused by sweating. Linen fabric easily absorbs perspiration, while leaving a very cool and dry feeling to the skin.

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