We are VERY excited in this household about this collaboration between Voloshin and The Mom Edit. Well…if by “this household” I actually mean just me…and well…maybe my husband too, because now that the collection is here, he won’t have to listen to me asking him “Should I ask Shana again when it’s getting here? Am I being annoying? Do you think she thinks I’m being annoying? I’m being annoying, huh?”

He LOVES these types of conversations.

Linen Tops & Dresses: More To Love In The Voloshin X TME Collab

The most exciting piece of the collection for me is the Lulu Maxi Dress that I devoted an entire dressing room selfie post to here. I would like to live in this dress ALL summer long, but I’ve come to term with the fact that I do occasionally want to wear my fav comfy denim and my fav comfy stretchy pants, so I suppose I need a top to wear with them. And…I suppose another fabulous dress to switch it up a bit might be nice, too. Ahhh…this collection, of course, fulfills these desires as well.

I keep coming back to the word “special.” It’s how I describe many of the Voloshin pieces I own. They are the pieces I gravitate to in my closet…the pieces that not only feel amazing to the touch, but also make me feel special when I wear them.

A Few Notes On Sizing…

  • I’m 5’2, 32 B bust, and 130 lbs
  • The other contributors will also be sharing selfies soon, so you all can get an idea of how these pieces look on different bodies and with different styling.
  • An additional note* on size range at the bottom of the post

1. The Bliss Linen Bow-Shoulder Top in White: My Fav Of This Collab

I didn’t love this top when I first tried it on. It is now, however, my top pick from this collection (other than the Lulu Maxi Dress). This is in no way your run-of-the-mill fast fashion top. It is designed to be special, and that’s what took me a bit to get used to. It is voluminous and cut to have some air in the fit. Now that I’ve stopped trying to get it to lie flat, I love it! It’s easy to wear tucked in or loose, the linen is beautiful, and the ties make it feel even more special (if the gorgeous linen and design wasn’t enough.) ALSO, I just discovered I can wear it with a regular bra AND I can tie it like a halter top (both super exciting for me).

Bliss Linen Top Worn Loose Or Tucked In

There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.

Bliss Linen Top — Easy Casual Styling

There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.

Bliss Linen Top Tied Like A Halter

There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.

Bliss Bow-Shoulder Top (XS)

  1. Sandals: Birks | Tan Sandals | Red Clogs or Here **Sustainable Pick** | Blush Clog Wedges | Tan Wedges
  2. Bottoms: Light-Washed Flares (26) | 501 Shorts (30) **Sustainable Pick** | Stretchy Pants (XS) **Sustainable Pick** | Black Denim (27) | Blue Denim (27)
  3. Jewelry: Reclaimed Bone Earrings -Similar **Black-Owned Sustainable Pick** |Brass Earrings -Similar **Black-Owned Sustainable Pick**
  4. Accessories: Floral Bag or Here | Straw Bag | White Leather Bag | Sunnies

2.The Tate Linen One-Shoulder Dress in Black – My Second Favorite

This dress is somehow elegant yet casual, special yet laid-back, and glamorous yet easy. Pretty much Voloshin’s specialty. It’s made from the same gorgeous linen as the tie top and feels amazing to wear. The fit for me, though, is a bit challenging. I’m pretty small on top and even thought I’m wearing an XS, the top of the dress is still a little too big. It has to be positioned just right for it to stay in place. A little tuck from the seamstress, though, and I think it will be perfect. While I’m there, I’m likely going to have her take it up just a bit on the hem too. As someone with short legs and curvy calves (who likes wearing flat sandals instead of heels), I think making it a bit shorter will make it more flattering on me. Thoughts?

There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.
There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.

Tate One-Shoulder Dress (XS)

  1. Sandals: Birks | Tan Sandals | Red Clogs or Here **Sustainable Pick**| Tan Wedges
  2. Jewelry: Reclaimed Bone Earrings -Similar **Black-Owned Sustainable Pick** | Brass Earrings -Similar **Black-Owned Sustainable Pick**
  3. Accessories: Headband – Similar **Black-Owned Business** | Floral Bag or Here | Straw Bag | White Leather Bag | Sunnies

3. The Bliss Linen Bow-Shoulder Top in Black — A Solid Maybe

This top is just as fabulous as the white one, but I’m just personally more likely to wear a white top in summer than black. I am definitely tempted, though, to keep them both. I’m especially loving the black top with black denim or black pants, and fun accessories….and with the discovery that I can tie it like a halter top, it does make it even more versatile.

There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.
There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.

Bliss Bow-Shoulder Top (XS)

  1. Sandals: Birks | Tan Sandals | Red Clogs or Here **Sustainable Pick** | Blush Wedge Clogs
  2. Bottoms: Blue Denim (27) | Light-Washed Flares (26) | Stretchy Pants (XS) **Sustainable Pick** | Black Denim (27)| 501 Shorts (30) **Sustainable Pick**
  3. Jewelry: Reclaimed Bone Earrings -Similar **Black-Owned Sustainable Pick** | Beaded Earrings – Similar **Black-Owned Business** | Brass Earrings -Similar **Black-Owned Sustainable Pick**
  4. Accessories: Floral Bag or Here | Straw Bag | White Leather Bag | Sunnies

4. The Tate Linen One-Shoulder Dress in White — A No For Me

I’m not a white dress gal. Besides the fact that I DEFINITELY should have steamed this before taking photos (sorry, guys!)…white linen dresses just aren’t my usual style. It’s a really pretty dress, though, for those of you who like white dresses in the summer. Shana looks GORGEOUS in hers!

There's more to love in the Voloshin X TME collab....The Bliss linen tank top, the Tate 1-shoulder linen dress...we're obsessed w/ these breezy vibes.

Tate One-Shoulder Dress (XS)

About Voloshin….

If you are newer here (and haven’t yet heard us declaring our love for all things Voloshin)…Voloshin was launched in 2017 by husband and wife team Amy and Leo Voloshin. The line is inspired by Amy’s collection of globally sourced antique textiles and garments, and is produced by skilled artisans in India, with a focus on fair labor and ethics. Founded on the principles of integrity, respectful design practices and care, Voloshin strives to make clothes that feel as good ethically as they look aesthetically. As a mother and a lover of fashion, Amy also sought to create a line that was easy to care for without sacrificing style. Our collections feature feminine silhouettes made from Earth-friendly fibers that are machine washable—as effortless to maintain as they are to wear.

See Voloshin’s main collection, here.

*Note on Size Range

As much as I personally love the Voloshin x TME Summer 2020 Collection, I would be remiss to not acknowledge that I am disappointed in the range of sizes. There was a miscommunication along the way, and the plus sizing that was planned was not produced. Our apologies to anyone who is excluded from these pieces due to sizing. TME will absolutely feature gorgeous options for you from other retailers this summer, and do our best to ensure more inclusive size options in future TME collaborations.  

Look for more selfies soon from our other contributors. Which is your favorite piece?

-Linzi

6 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t wear black (doesn’t flatter my skin tone) or white (ditto and also I yellow all tops at the pits), but the designs are just gorgeous. Linzi I think the black is more flattering on you than the white and definitely you should keep the black top! Also, I wonder if you could wear it as a one shoulder top as well as a halter or tank, by drawing both front ties together and both back ties together and tying over one shoulder?

    • Renee!!! What a great idea! Just tried the Bliss top tied as a one-shoulder (as a THIRD way to wear it ) and it’s SUPER cute!!! I’m pretty excited about the versatility. Thanks for the comment and suggestions–I appreciate it.

  2. Hi Linzi, thank you for such comprehensive reviews, I’m trying to decide which pieces to purchase as I am typing! Question for you about the pants you are sporting with the white Bliss top tied as a halter… you were kind enough to list the bottoms that you were using for the modeling photos but it doesn’t seem as though the pants you are wearing with the “halter tie” are the same as the “stretchy pants.” Maybe I am wrong???

    • Hi Christine. I put those additional photos in last minute and worried someone was going to ask about those pants. Ha! I bought them 11 years ago this summer! I really probably shouldn’t still be wearing them…they stretch out horribly and have total “saggy butt” situation, but they’re ridiculously comfortable, super cool to wear on hot days, and I just can’t give them up. They were much less expensive 11 years ago, but they still have them on Fresh Laundry’s site here in multiple colors: https://shop.freshlaundry.us/collections/pants/products/15062?variant=33586979799172. When I wash them and put them in the dryer they go back to normal size, but they do stretch out a TON when I wear them.

  3. NO!! You don’t have saggy butt!! Those pants are so cute and being linen I’m sure they are great in the summer. I can’t thank you enough for all your helpful info! Placing my Voloshin TME order now….. I’m so excited! I’m also the same height as you and Shana so I’m thrilled to have outfits that look good on us petite gals– most models are over 5’7″ so the clothes don’t look the same on me. Thank ya, thank ya!

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