A lapel collar is a typical collar style for blouses and resembles the lapels of a blazer or a coat, i.e. the front edge of a top folded back. Blouses with a lapel collar make for a more elegant look than conventional shirt blouse collars. Since blouses with a lapel collar by definition have a deep neckline, lapel collars appear to lengthen the upper body.
Layering is a dress style where the different layers of clothing are worn on top of each other. It is also known as onion style. This style is best achieved by combining different fabric qualities, different silhouettes and lengths. For example, an airy, loose-fitting tunic can be worn over tight trousers, with a cardigan in a coarse yarn over it. Blouses in a flowing fabric are especially good for achieving a layered look.
Linen refers to the natural fibre, the raw material, and the fabric made from it. Linen fabric is lint-free, strong, durable and has low susceptibility to dirt. Linen can absorb a lot of moisture and release it into the air, giving the fabric a cooling effect which means that it is often used for summer clothing. However, linen fibres have low elasticity and are therefore susceptible to creasing.