Hi y'all, I decided to push up the review of this linen shirt dress from Everlane since it was requested by reader Lindsay and I know it takes me forever to get these reviews out (so sorry Grana linen reviews, you'll have to wait a bit longer). Anyway I'm no expert in linen and I used to avoid the material because of the wrinkle factor (since I'm not a huge fan of wrinkles in any form, lol). But ever since I got this travel steamer, I'm no longer afraid of getting linen (or poplin or any other easily wrinkable material).
Having tried linen from three different brands (Elizabeth Suzann, Grana and Everlane), I can tell right away that each brand uses a different weight of linen and that the heavier the linen weight, the scratchier it is for the first couple wears. But also the heavier the weight, the more durable the linen feels. The Elizabeth Suzann linen feels the heaviest, thickest and most substantial (I reviewed the linen Tilda pants here). I would say Everlane linen comes next and feels slightly thicker than the linen Grana uses. Also the thicker the linen, the "crisper" it feels.
As for this linen shirt dress, the black linen has a nice weight to it and is fully opaque. It was a bit scratchy at first but should soften with washings. The black does show a lot of dog hair and lint so do owners beware. I got this in a size 4 and it fit well overall. What do you think?
I call this my 'summer in NYC' look, lol. Probably because it's all black everything. Personally I'm not in love with the dress. I think it would look a bit better if I was taller (for reference I'm 5'4"). But as far as Everlane shirt dresses go, this is not bad (for bad see here). But in the end I sent it back since there are so many other Everlane things I wanted to splurge on (especially those form sandals which I'm eagerly waiting for). I also purchased a white relaxed linen shirt in the same order from Everlane which I'll do a review on soon (but I just wanted to wash it and then compare it to the same style shirt in Grana so that I can get an accurate comparison between the two). But from first impressions I say the Everlane relaxed linen shirt is just a great classic summer shirt that would go with any summer outfit.