Once a fabric with a reputation for being difficult to wear (not to mention to iron), linen has regained affection in the fashion world over the past couple of summers. The material has dominated everything from dresses to co-ords and trousers, with labels like Bondi Born, Faithfull the Brand, and Prada serving up chic linen garments. Still, perhaps the most in-demand linen item remains the simplest: the shirt. Even when linen had largely fallen out of style, linen shirts remained ever-present. And with the warmer months coming upon us swiftly, now seems like the perfect time to invest in one should your wardrobe be lacking.
While classic shades of black, white and beige will always be a safe sartorial bet, we’ve noticed that more and more of our influencer friends are opting for bright or pastel hues, thus creating some joyful outfits in the process. That said, you needn’t be a maximalist to get in on the linen-shirt trend. Our favourite minimalist dressers are snapping up linen shirts in a muted palette of khaki, navy and ecru. To show you the best of both, we’ve rounded up some of the sleekest linen-shirt ‘fits below. Then, once you’re suitably convinced that you need one too, scroll on to see and shop what we think are the best linen shirts for women.