Martine McCutcheon just wore the most desirable white linen pinafore dress – its ultra flattering fit suits all body types

This little white dress just feels like summer

Martine McCutcheon
(Image credit: Getty Images / Dave Benett)

The British weather feels very confused right now. Most days, you'd be forgiven for thinking we were not in the midst of summer. And Martine McCutcheon's latest Instagram post would suggest she feels the same. 

The actress and singer took to social media to ask for advice on places to visit that have a little more warmth than we're currently experiencing here in the UK. And it was accompanied by an idyllic photo of her wandering through rows of palm trees, wearing a classic summer outfit. 

Starting from the top, the simple but stunning look included a black-trimmed straw hat, the most beautiful linen pinafore dress from Isona Linen and tie-up tan sandals. It's a little white dress that just feels like summer, and is super-flattering for all body types. There's structure and full coverage at the top and in front, while the crossback design and breezy skirt will keep you cool. It's the perfect holiday outfit, plus it could easily take spot in our round up of the best wedding guest dresses.  

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We've seen a lot of summer outfits recently (worn by lucky people in much warmer climates), but Martine's classic look is timeless, not only being ultra chic and flattering, but super cool and comfortable for wearing in the heat. 

If the weather eventually decides to sort itself out, this is definitely a look we want to be replicating. The pinafore dress Martin is wearing is from a family-owned business, Isona Linen, which makes linen home textiles and clothing. The brand sells this simple but stunning dress in a variety of different colours, so you're sure to find one that suits, plus this piece has a 25% discount right now (ends tonight).

Kerrie Hughes

Kerrie is the editor of woman&home (digital). For seven years previously she was editor of Future’s world-leading design title Creative Bloq, and has written for titles including T3, Coach and Fit&Well on a wide range of lifestyle topics.


After a decade of working in retail, Kerrie went back to education at the ripe old age of 27, graduating with a first-class honours degree in creative writing three years later. Her career in journalism began soon after, when she secured a job as a staff writer at Future Plc. In the 14 years since, she has worked her way up to editor level, gaining a wealth of digital experience along the way.

As a woman&home reader and a senior digital editor, Kerrie’s main purpose is to ensure the brand delivers high-quality, relevant content to help enrich and improve women’s lives – a responsibility she feels hugely passionate about.  

Outside of work, if she manages to find a spare minute around her three young children, geriatric dog and activity-obsessed fiance, you’ll find her either throwing a barbell about at Crossfit, with her head in a good thriller novel or building one of the latest Lego ideas sets.