Royal Toscana Linen Dress in White$102$127Save $25
With summer now officially in full swing, I turned to the Duchess of Sussex once again, as the breezy Magic Linen dress she wore in 2020 has everything I've been looking for in a summer dress. It's lightweight, it's flowy, and easy to dress up or down — and right now it's on sale.
On now through July 30, the brand is hosting it's birthday sale online, which means you can score 20 per cent off everything, including their iconic Royal Toscana dress.
Outfit 1: Meghan-inspired
For my first day wearing this lightweight linen dress, I turned to Meghan Markle's original look for inspiration. Back in June 2020, she paired her dress with Chanel ballet flats, a large straw hat from Janessa Leoné, a pair of dark sunglasses and a crossbody bag.
I happened to have a collection of similar items already in my closet, and styled my dress with a straw hat, Birkenstock sandals, Le Specs Bandwagon sunglasses, and a Gucci crossbody bag. It was pretty much the perfect outfit for a day of running errands, and even earned compliments from my mom.
Outfit 2: Casual denim
The second time I wore the Magic Linen dress, I went for a more casual look by pairing it with an oversized Levi's denim jacket, and (surprise, surprise) another pair of Birkenstock sandals. The addition of the jacket definitely transforms the look of this outfit, so it's less "European vacation-ready" and more "weekend chic."
Outfit 3: Dressed up dinner
For my final outfit, I styled the Magic Linen dress with some summery accessories — perfect for a dinner out. I opted for some woven leather heels and a raffia clutch bag, along with a pair of statement earrings and a claw clip in my hair.
The flowing fit meant there was plenty of room for a big dinner and dessert, although I did have to be careful about what I ordered to make sure I didn't accidentally stain the white linen. If you're a messy eater like me, you may want to opt for one of the other colours instead.
Having worn this dress now over the last few weeks, I can see why it became an instant sell-out after Meghan was spotted wearing it in 2020. It's lightweight, comfortable, and perfect for almost any summer occasion — plus it has pockets!
My one complaint about this dress is it is a bit on she sheer side, which I suppose could be a given in a shade like white. You'll want to take care to wear nude undergarments, or opt for an extra layer like a camisole or slip if you really want more coverage. And while I didn't have this issue, some reviewers of the Royal Toscana dress found that it "runs large." For that reason, if you'd rather a more tailored look, I suggest sizing down.