There is an extreme amount of linen in Spring and Summer collections this year. This makes sense because linen was big in the ’90s, and ’90s trends are a big influence on fashion right now. The question is, how do you feel about it? 

My feelings are mixed. I quite like 100% linen for a hot Summer’s day. I wear linen shirts, and occasionally a pair of linen pants. I used to wear linen dresses, skirts and jackets, but don’t anymore. There’s simply too much creasing and I’m no longer unconditionally at peace with the crease. I don’t mind a linen blend, but in warm and hot weather, my heart is with summery 100% cottons, or viscose, silk, rayon, and tencel blends.

Right now I often find myself giving potentially fab new items a pass because they are 100% linen. Although I like linen, and wear it from time to time, I don’t want to wear a lot of it. So I would prefer to see a little less linen at retail. I’m a nay for lots of linen.

How about you?