Linen clothes are great for summer because they are super breathable and easy to dry. If you like linen clothes, then keep on reading these useful linen care instructions and check out my favorite sustainable linen clothes below!
Linen Care Instructions
I love linen clothes for summer because they are light, breathable and cooling. But on the downside, linen clothes are super easy to wrinkle and crease. And so, today, I am giving you 3 practical care instructions to help your linen clothes last all summer(s) long!
- Hang your linen clothes instead of folding them! Linen is known to wrinkle super easily. If you don’t handle linen clothes properly, you can even permanently crease them by accident! To avoid permanent creasing, you should always hang your linen clothes instead of folding them.
- Hand wash & steam. The classic way to wash your linen clothes is to hand wash. After you finish washing, I suggest rolling your linen clothes in a dry towel and then steam them while they are still damp to reduce wrinkles.
- Dry clean at home! If you are like me, you are probably too lazy to hand wash your linen clothes. Try these dry-cleaning sheets from Woolite instead! I prefer drying-cleaning my linen clothes at home because it’s so much cheaper, and it’s more sustainable and better to the environment. Traditional dry cleaning uses a toxic solvent called “perc”, and so I recommend going to “organic” dry cleaning places that use safe alternative solvents such as CO2. Tips: If you do use Woolite’s dry-cleaning sheets at home, I suggest to first spot clean areas such as the armpit area with water and soap before putting your clothes in the dryer.
Reformation Linen Dress Review
With my Europe trip coming up in September (Who has recommendations for Copenhagen?), I am stocking up on more sustainable linen clothes. I own one other Reformation linen dress, and I really love it for summer traveling. So this time, I ordered a Beliz dress (coastline) and an Audrey dress (lipstick).
Style: Beliz Dress > Audrey Dress
Both Reformation linen dresses are super cute, but I had to send back the Audrey dress because of its elastic back and thick zipper. When I received the Audrey dress in person, I realized that the actual zipper was not the same as the one shown in the picture. Unlike the skinny red zipper shown in picture, the zipper was silver and much thicker like this. I also had a difficult time zipping up the Audrey dress even though I had already ordered a size up. Overall, I preferred the Beliz dress because it is way more comfortable, and it’s longer in length.
Sizing: Beliz Dress > Audrey Dress
My sizing info:
- Height: 5’6”, 168 cm
- Weight: 118 lbs, 54 kg
- Measurement: 32D, 24, 34
Reformation’s sizing is usually accurate (true-to-size), but I had to go up a size for both Beliz dress and Audrey dress. I ordered size 2 instead of my usual size 0, and both Reformation linen dresses fit well. Unfortunately, I had to send back the Audrey dress because of the zipper.
Other Sustainable Linen Clothes
You couldn’t find any sustainable linen clothes you like from the Reformation? No worries, I got your back! Here are some great linen alternatives from my favorite sustainable fashion brands!
Hope you find this blog post helpful!
For those of you who live overseas, I know that it’s hard to commit and buy from U.S. based sustainable fashion brands because of the return process. Please leave me a message if you want to know more about a specific sustainable fashion brand!
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