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April 15, 2010

Five Great Linen Pieces: Part 4, The Lazy Sunday Outfit

Filed under: Fashion,Five Great...,How To Wear It — Miss Plumcake @ 1:29 pm

So it’s Sunday –well really it’s Friday, and it’ll be next Thursday when you read this, except it’ll be regular Thursday to you and Next Thursday will be NEXT next Thursday, by which time you’ll have passed Sunday, which is the day we’re pretending it to be. Got it? Moving on.

It is, as I said Sunday.  In my head, Sunday is a day where people loll around and do crossword puzzles and have all sorts of lazy but inventive sex because it’s Sunday, what else do they have to do?  In my actual  LIFE, Sundays are my busiest day of the week what with various clients and social obligations and  kicking ass for the Lord and all, but in my head? Crumpets and coitus, 100% of the time.

If ever I had a Sunday without anything to do but go to the farmer’s market and do Stuff White People Like I’d like to think I’d wear something like these:

linen pants

(click images for links)

These aren’t pajamas! I know! They’re ALMOST pajamas, but …and here’s the brilliant part…they’re NOT! Which means you can wear them outside. Plus you can sort of feel like you’re in that Dolce ss2009 show with all the Noel Coward glammy jammies.

Dolce SS2009

and I’d like to wear them with a slim-cut tunic or something easy in a bateau neck, like these silk/linen sweaters.

silk linen sweater olivesilk linen sweater

(how gorgeous is that model?!)

I know, they’re nothing on the screen BUT they’re heaven in person.


  1. Linen pants on a wicked hot day are one of life’s greatest joys. You get to feel like you are wearing jammies (or even nothing at all) and look quite polished. I refuse to spend a summer without a pair of glorious white linen pants. (Which take dye well should you have an . . . incident, which is how I get my not-white linen pants.)

    Comment by Maria — April 15, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

  2. Why? Why is it still between -1 and 6 degrees Celcius in this North of England hellhole I am currently dwelling in? Le sigh..

    Comment by Frances — April 15, 2010 @ 2:05 pm

  3. Maria, you are a woman after my own heart. I love love love white linen pants. Back in 1998 Lane Bryant did a collection of fantastic wide-legged linen trousers in the most fantastic sun-bleached colors. I wore my buttercup yellow ones into the ground.

    Comment by Plumcake — April 15, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

  4. I love the way a bateau neck looks, but my bra straps always stick out. And who has time to be constantly adjusting underwear?

    That said, I love linen pants too. So comfy and so forgiving of almost all life’s little tricks.

    Comment by Julie — April 15, 2010 @ 5:07 pm

  5. Would they look good on those of us with heavy thighs? I’m scared to wear lighter weight fabric pants because I’ve had so many bad experiences.

    Comment by hickchick — April 16, 2010 @ 9:20 pm

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