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Looking For The Best Women's Linen On The High Street? We’ve Got You Covered

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Whether you want a light midi dress for a breezy walk in the park or an airy shirt for your summer workwear, we’ve got the best linen look for you from Dorothy Perkins.

While we’ve technically only been into summer for a few days, we can argue that we’ve been starting to feel the (erratic) effects for a while. With humidity and sporadic sunshine beginning to project its influence on our outfits, we’re becoming more conscious of not only how our clothes look but how they make us feel. You could step out in something that looks amazing and makes you feel like a star, but if that clinging polyester suddenly starts showing off some unsightly seasonal sweat patches then you'll quickly find yourself feeling a little flat. 

That's why when you focus your apparel efforts on not only the right fashion, but the right fabric, you’re in for a whole new winning wardrobe. One of our favourite undisputed summer textiles has got to be linen. Linen is a holy fiber that feels light-weight but is actually very strong and keeps dry better than cotton, making it the perfect accompaniment for summer weather when you’ll be prone to humidity.

Aside from it’s reputability as a breezy fabric, linen has the power to simply create an iconic summer look in itself. It channels a certain Meditteranean flavour, like you're sat by the sea somewhere in Sicily sipping on an Aperol even if you're just in the UK, sat at a bustop. It does not have to be worn in just light shades either - a bright pink linen will serve the same type of summertime fine dryness and will create a nice pop of colour. But there's always a place for the classics, with white linen shirts making essential at work tucked into your favourite trousers or midi skirt, or on the beach as a bikini cover-up. 

But linen often comes at a hefty price, meaning many of us forgo the trend unless we find a seriously special piece. That's why we've been searching high and low to find who on the high street does the best women's linen. Luckily, that's where Dorothy Perkins come in. Dorothy Perkins have some of our favourite linen blend pieces of the season from wafty shirts to aerated dresses. That means there’s an option for everyone to stay cool and look stunning this summer. Intruiged? Here's our edit of the top affordable linen pieces to buy now.