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Layercake Linen Summer Tunics Pre-order

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Layercake sizes run from 0 - UK8-12 to 3 - UK 22-26 (0-3 = US6-22)
So PLEASE check your measurements against our sizes before you order.

Details

The Tunics are the pioneers of the Layercake brand. They are both intended to be worn over the top of other garments, hence the big armholes and loose fit. Both shapes come with big pockets and are made of a sturdy, medium-weight linen.

The Smock has a curvy silhouette, whereas the Tabard has an A-line shape. Both can be thrown over pretty much any outfit. You know when you wear one of these that they are extremely comfortable (loose and relaxed), practical (pockets!) and that you will love what you see when you catch your reflection in a mirror or window. Not to mention the seemingly never-ending stream of compliments you get wearing a Layercake Tunic.

Size 3 Petite: available both in the Smock as well as the Tabard shape for size 3's of 5'4" or less. For further size details and garment measurements, check the fit guide (click the tab below this description).

Key features:

  • made from top quality custom-woven 100% linen
  • pre-washed and pre-shrunk, so they can be thrown in the washing machine and dryer, getting only better over time
  • nice big pockets on both sides
  • in a range of colours making them versatile and suitable for a wide range of occasions
  • made for a range of different shapes and sizes

The Slow Wardrobe sizes
We follow our own sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress-sizes" does not account for body shape and height. See how The Slow Wardrobe sizes relate to body measurements HERE.

Smock/Tabard/Mini Tabard/Tail Smock/Felted Wool Jacket
These garments are designed to fit a very wide range of sizes and heights, from a UK size 10 to 28. Check these garment measurements to give you an idea of their dimensions.

Layercake size

Garment bust
cm/in

Smock
waist - hip
cm/in
Tabard
waist - hip
cm/in
Smock
length
cm/in*
Tabard
length
cm/in*
0 95/38 107/42 - 148/58 106/42 - 130/51 116/45.5 104/41
1 112/44 118/46 - 166/65 116/46 - 144/56 122/48 110/43.5
2 127/50 134/53 - 182/72 136/54 - 158/62 126/49.5 114/45
3 / 3 petite 140/55 150/59 - 192/76 152/60 - 180/71 132/52 - 119/47 118/46.5 - 106/41.5

* from shoulder to longest point
Apron:
The Apron sizing is close to our Smocks and Tabards (0, 1, 2 and 3) so if you know your Smock/Tabard size then choose the corresponding Apron size. However, the Apron shape is more open around the bust, so there is some more flexibility if you prefer to wear it more or less fitted.
 NOTE: length measurements are taken from the top of the shoulder straight down to the bottom hem.

See the most important guides in the grid below.

 Layercake
size

UK dress size
(approx.)

Maximum
recommended bust
High Hip (measured 10 cm / 4 in
below belly button)
Total length
min/max
0 8 - 12 95 cm / 38 in 104 cm / 41 in 105-110 cm / 41-43 in
1 12 - 18 109 cm / 43 in 112 cm / 44 in 112-117 cm / 44-46 in
2 16 - 22 122 cm / 48 in 124 cm / 49 in 118-123 cm / 46.5-48.5 in
3 20 - 26 138 cm / 54 in 138 cm / 55 in 118-123 cm / 46.5-48.5 in

Custom sizes
We do everything we can to be truly size-inclusive. We can highly individualise your Layercake, by adapting the standard fit and/or choosing a non-standard fabric/colour.

Find out more about this service HERE.

Linen Care & Washing Instructions
Every Layercake has washing labels sewn into them, usually in the left side-seam.
All our linen is pre-shrunk, unless stated otherwise and can be machine-washed at 40º C and either line-dried or machine-dried. If you machine-dry them, take them out of the dryer as soon as it finishes and hang them up straightaway, then you will not have to iron them.

Our Linen
Linen is one of the world's strongest textiles and most sustainable fashion choices, creating zero waste as every part of the plant is used (for textiles and food). Our linen is all European grown, yarn-dyed and woven especially for us, then boil-washed to pre-shrink it.

Find out more about our linen.

Wearability
Linen is not only a Summer fabric, it is also a natural insulator, providing warmth when it is needed and offering the perfect base for a layered look, trapping air between the layers to keep you cozy year-round.