Neutral Check Linen
Small Check Linen
My Choice (pre-order)
My Choice
Taupe Gauze Linen
Black Medium-weight Linen
Oatmeal Light-weight Linen
Black Medium-weight Linen

Layercake Linen Duster

Regular price £169.00
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Details
One of those garments that make you want to swish as soon as you put it on; the Duster has a touch of glam about it, a bit of boudoir, baby! And so, the long version can be used as a cover-up in Summer, to slip into as soon as you get up from your favourite sun-spot (whether that's back-garden or Barbados!). Because it can be thrown into the washing machine, you do not have to worry about sun cream or oils spoiling the fabric.

On the other side of the spectrum, a crisp Duster is an ideal candidate for dressing up your Layercake (or any outfit!). Whether it is in a matching colour or contrasts with the rest of your outfit, it's one of those pieces you find yourself wearing again and again with its loose, comfortable shape.

The Duster is a one-size-fits-all Layercake. As always, the design was based on fitting frames between 5 and 6 foot in height and between UK dress sizes 10 - 26 (EU 38 - 54, US sizes 6 - 22)

About the colours

  • The Small Neutral Check Short Dusters: The higher price reflects the true cost of the fabric.
  • The limited editions: If your selection can not be added to your basket, then we have run out of that option completely. The limited edition fabrics are 100% linen, none are pre-shrunk, so they need a cool wash and air dry.

“MY CHOICE" colour requests and how to order them:
This option allows you to pick a Layercake Linen colour that is not standard for this garment. We will then make this garment in your choice of colour.

To order:

  1. Pick a colour from the big picture with the list of names and swatches.
  2. Select the colour "my choice", select your size, then add to cart.
  3. On the Cart page, type the colour of your choice in the "Note to The Slow Wardrobe" box.
  4. Check out as usual.

If a certain fabric/size shows the "add to bag" option, then there are 2 possibilities:

1. We have some ready-made in stock (shown directly above the "add to bag" button).

2. It is a pre-order, i.e. we have to make it for you. If this is the case, you will be able to put it in your cart and order it, and you'll realise that we won't be able to ship immediately (pre-orders usually take between 2-4 weeks)
PLEASE NOTE: standard-sized made to order garments CAN be returned for a refund!

If we have run out of stock AND fabric, it will show as "No longer available" and you will not be able to add it to your cart, it truly is all gone.

Layercake sizes
Layercake follows a different sizing system, recognising that the traditional system of "ladies dress- sizes" does not account for body shape and height. Read more about the background to this HERE.

Duster/Step-top/Synergy Top/Gansey
These garments are designed to fit a very wide range of sizes and heights, from a UK size 10 to 28. Check the garment measurements to give you an idea of their dimensions.

Garment Underarm*
cm / in
Armhole depth*
cm / in
Hips*
cm / in
Length front
cm / in
Length back
cm / in
Duster - short 74 / 29 31 / 12 83 / 32.5 64 / 25 84 / 33
Duster - long
74 / 29
31 / 12
83 / 32.5
100 / 39.5 120 / 47
Step-top - Small
74/29 33 / 13 open
56 / 22
71 / 28
Step-top - Large
84/33
37 / 14.5
open
64 / 25
79 / 31
Synergy Top
84/33
37 / 14.5
open
64 / 25
79 / 31
Gansey - Small
74/29
33 / 13
open
61 / 24
66 / 26
Gansey - Large
84/33
37 / 14.5
open
71 / 28
76 / 30

* measured with garment lying flat, so double this measurement for circumference

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.