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Layercake Linen Shirt

Layercake Linen Shirt

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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

Designed to combine perfectly with the rest of the Layercake collection and just as easy to wear. This shirt makes you look the part yet FEEL so relaxed and effortless to wear. It's another one of those pieces you'll find yourself reaching for again and again. It is made using our medium-weight linen, making it suitable for year-round wear.

The shirt has some unusual details that set it aside from your average linen shirt:

  • a slight a-line shape
  • a single small mother of pearl button and loop closure at the base of the collar
  • sleeves that can be turned from full-length to 3/4 length in one simple move
  • long cuffs with small mother of pearl buttons that can be worn in a number of ways
  • a graduated hemline that complements the sweeping lines of the Duster and Tail Smocks

The shirt is cut with a relaxed shoulder line to ensure maximum ease and room for movement and the armhole size is perfectly proportioned to look good when worn under other Layercakes. Its bust-measurement is 2 inches more than your corresponding Layercake Tunics/Dress/Playsuit to achieve the desired silhouette and give you lots of room to move. Order your usual Layercake size (0, 1, 2, or 3) unless you wish to wear it like a deliberately oversized over-piece (if you do, then size up to the next size).

For those of you new to Layercake sizes, please visit the sizing page HERE and/or use the size guide below; we recommend 5 cm (2 in) positive ease:

Length
Front length (measured from side of neck on top of shoulder): 74cm (29") 
Back length (measured mid-back from base of collar):88cm (34.5")

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, up to 6 weeks during very busy times like Oct-Nov)
PLEASE NOTE: standard-sized made to order garments CAN be returned for a refund!

If you need an outfit for a special occasion, please contact me BEFORE placing your order to ensure it can be made and shipped to reach you in time.

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.

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.

Shirt / Love Top
4 sizes, 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 the fit for each size.

The Love Top is available both in a selection of linen colours as well as a selection of organic cotton jerseys. When choosing your size for the cotton jersey, you can opt for close to no positive ease for a more fitted look (the stretch will give you ease of movement despite a close fit).

Shirt Underarm
cm / in
Hips
cm / in
Width
across
shoulders
Length front
cm / in
Length back
cm / in
Sleeve
Length
size 0 106 / 42 148 / 58 44 / 17.5 73 / 28.5 88 / 34.5 57 / 22.5
size 1
118 / 46
166 / 65
48 / 19
73 / 28.5
88 / 34.5
57 / 22.5
size 2
134 / 53
182 / 71
53 / 21
73 / 28.5
88 / 34.5
57 / 22.5
size 3
150 / 59
192 / 75
58 / 23
73 / 28.5
88 / 34.5
57 / 22.5

 

Love Top Underarm
cm / in
Hips
cm / in
Length front
cm / in
Length back
cm / in
size 00* 98 / 38 112 / 44 60 / 23.5 68 / 26.5
size 0 110 / 43 128 / 50 60 / 23.5 68 / 26.5
size 1
122 / 48
140 / 55
60 / 23.5
68 / 26.5
size 2
134 / 53
152 / 60
60 / 23.5
68 / 26.5
size 3
146 / 58
164 / 64
60 / 23.5
68 / 26.5

 * available in the cotton stretch fabrics only

Custom sizes

We do everything we can to be truly size-inclusive. We can highly individualise your garment, 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.