Making the most out of lightweight, easy-care fabrics is one great way to be more comfortable this season. Let’s talk about one style that deserves some time in the spotlight: the classic crinkle. Since the puckering process takes so well to airy, lightweight fabrics like cotton, rayon, and polyester, and so little of the fabric actually touches your skin, the scrunchy style makes for ideal wear in the warming seasons right around the corner.


Personally, I think my favorite thing about crinkle fabrics is that I never have to iron them—just wash and dry! Priceless. Also, the typical draping fit combined with the aforementioned non-cling aspect tends to offer a more flattering look (no matter the coming or going of a few extra pounds).


Luckily, crinkle fabrics are available in all sorts of women’s dresses, blouses, and nightgowns—and here are some that I love!

womens crinkle dress

Printed Crinkle Crepe Smocked Dress by National® – with a smocked bodice in an easy, flowing fit.


donnkenny camp shirt

Donnkenny® Camp Shirts – notched collar, comfy shoulder pads, and side vents – in Donnkenny’s signature yoryu polyester.


crinkle nightgown

Crinkle Cotton Gown with Lace by National® – for breathable, stylish zzz’s.


crinkle blouse

Lorelei Lace-Up by Blouse National® – just subtly crinkled, tunic style, rayon gauze.


crinkle dress

Floral Crinkle Lounge Dress by Metropolitan® – the muumuu style doubles down as a day dress or a comfy lounger.


What’s your favorite type? What styles will you be wearing this summer? Share with us in the comments section below!



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