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When it comes to summer fabrics, linen is a bonafide MVP. The flax-derived material is lightweight, natural, airy, and perfectly suited for muggy weather. Linen actually pulls away from sweaty skin rather than sticking to it — a unicorn fabric when it comes to summer apparel. The cons, of course, are that linen summer dresses can often be rough to the touch, prone to wrinkles, and expensive.
But, fear not — for this edition of Hype Machine, we found 13 highly rated linen (or linen-blend) dresses that are actually stylish, affordable, soft, and breathable for stuffy humid days. Best of all, these breezy summer frocks are all recommended by experts in the field — real customers revamping their work attire, planning summer vacay outfits, or simply figuring out how to navigate their seasonal wardrobe to survive in triple-digit-pushing temps. Now, it’s time to join their ranks and get yourself some of the best linen dresses that you, too, will whisk around in all season long.
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