New trouser shape

LANTERN BREECHES

in your choice of colour
Smocks & tabards

SUMMER TUNICS

Choose your shape & colour
5 colours

Cap Gather Dress

Cap Sleeves on the New Gather Dress
SUMMER LINEN

Tulip Shift Dress

★ 6 colours ★ 4 sizes ★ 3 lengths ★
EVERY ☆ BODY ☆ HAPPY

COCOONS SUIT EVERYONE

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Customer feedback

"SO GOOD I BOUGHT IT TWICE"

I ordered a petite size zero [Cocoon Playsuit] in the blue and loved it so much when I tried it on I immediately ordered the same size in plum. Not inexpensive but I knew the investment would be worthwhile over time. Perfect pieces to build outfits from. I've worn my cocoon for work (as a physical theatre director this is perfect to move in) and for a posh dinner in a restaurant - its all in the combinations. So comfortable, so chic. I'd been looking for something like these cocoons for ages and am absolutely delighted to have them now! I'm five foot one, 12/14, and the zero petite is perfect for me. Great quality. Will be back to Linda for more items.

NESSA B

"UTTERLY GORGEOUS TUNIC THAT'LL MAKE YOU FEEL FAB!"

If you're hesitating about ordering one of these smocks, please don't wait any longer. Seriously, this is an ace garment that will make you fall in love with your wardrobe all over again!
It looks brilliant when worn over a Layercake playsuit, teamed with baggies, styled with turned-up jeans and a Layercake white shirt, or kept super-simple with a jersey top underneath or a cropped cardi thrown over.
The design and cut are so flattering, the fabric is superb quality, it's exquisitely-made, and I haven;t even started on those absolutely brilliant pockets.
I honestly couldn't love this smock any more. Can I wear it every day? ;)

Sarah

"ONE TO LIVE IN!"

After ogling these overalls for a long time, wondering if I were too old for them a pre-order finally made me give in. And boy, am I glad I did. I chose the Atlantic colour way, and when they arrived I put them on and I have not taken them off since (except for sleeping of course, though they would be comfy for that too) They look as good as they feel, full marks Linda!

Ineke

"BUY ONE NOW. I'M SERIOUS"

This shirt is a thing of utter beauty. The fabric makes you swoon, the feel of it, the total craftsmanship, the design excellence. The cuffs are beyond perfection. The style is totally flattering.I look and feel like myself, a Bohemian dandy! DO NOT HESITATE to buy. I sized up one size for a little extra swagger. It could not be more perfect. I'm giddy! And glamorous! I love love love Layercake. 😘

Helen

"A BIT OF GLAM AND COHESIVE FINISH"

I had such a good experience with a wool duster I bought first, I was thrilled to buy summer linen dusters. THere are only a couple of colors I haven't bought at this point. I love the ease of use, lovely lines, and colrs, and I find sometimes wearing a matching color of duster, dress, and/orbaggies very appealing.
The sweep of the back is especially lovely over my clothes, particularly with Layercake Love tops because of the rather dazzling effect of repetition of the lines. THe cut is subtly reminiscent of Asian Kimono jackets and is quite elegant when tied closed over any garment. I am planning to buy at least one as a gift, if not more.
I like wearing any of the 3 lengths, but my fave length is the short one because it's easy-peasy to wear (especially when I'm driving) or carry in my bag if I'm using a tote. The shorter one allows more dress or skirt/pants to show for a nice long columnar line. However, I bought a long one )and two medium-length ones) for the drama of the thin over a long color-matched Tulip dress (and for a strong color contrast with other pieces). It's a "wow" look, and a sophisticated ground for a bit of evening sparkle. I also plan to use it as an easy-to-pack multi-use cover-up as Linda suggests. All told the summer duster brings that final pizazz over my outfits. Thumbs up!

Linda C

"BEAUTIFUL LINEN, NICE CUT"

I am so glad this is available in a range of lengths now as a longer length suits me better. The shape of this dress (Love Dress) is really nice and flattering. And the colours of the linen are more beautiful than they show online. I have 2 in different lengths an would love to own more!

Anne

"LIFE CHANGING CLOTHES"

I love Layercake and this top (Love Tunic) is a welcome addition offering a more fitted style. That said it still has the flexibility of proper design and tailoring to make it great for my shape (heavy bust). It makes me feel elegant and put together. Need the Berry one next.

Helen

"ELEGANT"

I'm right at the top end of the large size and was worried I'd been too optimistic, but these are comfortable and roomy (even when sitting all curled up) whilst being elegant. These are going to give me a rival for my favourite high lows. How many colours can I collect?

Alison

"THRILLED AND DELIGHTED..."

I am thrilled, thrilled, thrilled with this dress and the colour .... Chartreuse.... is fantastic. I bought the petite size because I am only 4'10" and it fits so well. The shorter length style of the dress will now give me the chance to wear it layered over the top of my other lagenlook dresses and my palazzos and because the dress has sleeves it gives the layering a totally different look.

Christine