How to style a simple linen dress

How to style a simple linen dress

How to style a simple linen dress. It is definitely time to get our linens out. As the temperatures sour into the high 20s here in London I am very glad that I recently bought this linen maxi dress by NRBY at JohnLewis&Partners. It Is a lovely simple style. I fell in love with the soft pink colour. On a hot day you just slip it over your head and you are ready to go. Yes it does crease but like the French and Italian women, I am ok with that. It has its own matching belt in pink which reverses to blue. This allows you to wear it two ways, either matching the dress or adding a contrasting colour at the waist. On this occasion I decided to dress it up with a silver belt.

Pink and blue linen maxi dresses
Pink linen maxi dress and scarf

One of my St.Tropez scarves teamed perfectly with my dress and added a touch of texture and pattern. My silver sandals are from Gabor (a few years old). You can still find the same style in a tan colour but sadly not the silver. My silver cut out leather belt is by And/Or at JL&P.

How to accessorise a pink linen maxi dress

Alternative ways to style a linen dress

Photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram

You may also like a recent post I wrote on How to add a touch of linen to your summer wardrobe.

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  1. Francie
    14th June 2021 / 17:08

    Josephine, this is a great look. The linen is yummy! I love it. all soft and easy-looking. Now we can wear navy with black and we can even embrace the wrinkles! Hooray. Thank you for this lovely post.

    • 14th June 2021 / 17:25

      I agree lets embrace all our wrinkles be they on our clothes or otherwise! Good quality linen ages well just like us.

  2. DeeDee
    14th June 2021 / 17:16

    Beautiful dress. Love the total look! Linen is really the only way to go in the heat and humidity. Dresses are cooler than anything else I wear in the summer.

  3. 14th June 2021 / 18:55

    I love the linen look on others but not on me! You look great, Josephine.

    14th June 2021 / 20:23

    You so nice in your linen dress. I pulled out my linen this past eek. I live in Arizona in the United States. II live in the desert so it’s 111 degrees here today!! I must ear linen or cotton hen our eather is so hot!!

  5. 15th June 2021 / 00:34

    Such a lovely dress, Josephine, and I’m with you on not worrying about wrinkles in my linen pieces. It’s just the nature of the fabric. The silver belt and shoes, and pretty scarf dress it up so nicely!

    • 16th June 2021 / 15:00

      Thank you for your comment, Susan. Glad that you like the dress.

  6. Rebecca
    15th June 2021 / 01:29

    I love this gorgeous color on you but on my phone screen it looks lilac. In any case it is perfect for the summer

    • 16th June 2021 / 14:59

      Hello Rebecca
      Yes, I agree it does look like Lilac in the photo. I think that it is the strong sunlight. That is why I included the other images of the dress.

  7. Kari
    17th June 2021 / 02:16

    Your haircut is especially nice lately!

  8. Francesca B.
    17th June 2021 / 18:51

    Love this dress Josephine! Please tell me how is it for sizing as one of the reviews says it is huge? I normally wear a UK 12 do you find it true to size? Thank you and i love following your blog:)

    • 18th June 2021 / 12:13

      Hello Francesca
      I would say that the dress does come up quite large. I am between a size 10 and 12 so I ordered both sizes. The 12 was much too big especially wide on the shoulders (I do have quite narrow shoulders). I sent the 12 back and kept the 10. I often order two sizes if I am unsure as returns are free.

  9. 18th June 2021 / 07:00

    Wow you look stunning in this outfit, and great hair!

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