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15 best linen shirts for women 2022: From Marks & Spencer, & Other Stories & Zara

Linen shirts are a summer essential for all women

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Maisie Bovingdon
Freelance Writer
Updated: July 28, 2022
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Linen shirts are having a moment. In fact, every year ever since we can remember linen shirts for women have been having a moment. 

You can style linen shirts on their own, or layer loosely over a tank top underneath to cover arms, and provide just a little extra coverage for those days when it’s super sunny to provide an extra layer of sun protection, but also when it is a little too breezy to go fully sleeveless. 

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Linen shirts are also an ideal cover-up for at the beach, or relaxing poolside, as they are lightweight, breathable, loose-fitting, and conceal any areas you may not want on show. 

Whether you pair for your next Sunday walk with a tank top and jeans, or layer over your swimsuit, you will not only look cool but feel it too when you're wearing one. 

They come in a variety of colours, and designs; some have collars, some without, pockets, or without, and some even have the sleeves already rolled up, short sleeve, ¾ length or long, so the options are endless. 

From M&S and John Lewis to Uniqlo, Gap, & Other Stories and Zara, shoppers are spoilt for choice when shopping for linen shirts, and we have found the best options for women to add to your basket. 

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M&S has every style of linen shirt you could possibly imagine, so you have an outfit for every occasion. 

From short-sleeved designs, classic looks, to oversized numbers, and linen-blend creations, and that’s before you pick a colour - or pattern. 

m and s linen shirt

Pure Linen Shirt, £79, M&S


John Lewis

John Lewis is the go-to shopping destination for every outfit, trend, and occasion. 

The longstanding retailer stocks a whole host of brands, including hush, Whistles, Phase Eight and many more labels so you are inundated with the best linen shirts for women. 

fat face yellow linen shirt

FatFace Saunton Linen Shirt, £59, John Lewis 



Zara is the one of our (many) go-to shopping destinations we go-to for every outfit.

Whether you are looking for the grandad-style linen shirt, a cropped design, oversized creation, a classic white or black linen shirt, or more vibrant colourway, Zara has it all. 

pink linen shirt zara

Linen Blend Shirt with Pocket, £29.99, Zara



H&M is another firm favourite shopping destination to buy everything, including linen shirts for women. 

H&M has an eco-conscious range, for those looking to shop more sustainably, as well as plus, maternity, and plenty of styles  within each category.  

For those looking for something a little different, H&M’s Long Linen-Blend Shirt, with a deep V neck will tick that box.

h and m black linen shirt

Long linen-blend shirt, £24.99, H&M


& Other Stories

& Other Stories has a range of linen designs to shop; from shirts for women, linen dresses and much more. 

Linen shirts are in demand, and while stock is selling out fast at & Other Stories, there are some stylish pieces still available to shop - like this gorgeous white linen shirt. 

and other stories linen shirt

Oversized Patched Pocket Shirt, £75, & Other Stories



Arket is the ideal shopping destination for those looking for classic pieces, clean cut designs, and high quality garments, which will stand the test of time. 

Whether you are looking for long or short sleeve designs, Arket has it all, but our personal favourite this summer is the Short Sleeved Linen Shirt perfect for when the weather really warms up.

arket blue linen

Short-Sleeved Linen Shirt, £45, Arket 


River Island

For those looking for an extra pop of colour in their wardrobe, River Island is the place to shop. 

Our personal favourite is the Pink Oversized Linen Shirt, which is perfect to layer over the classic jeans and a top combo. 

river island purple linen shirt

Purple Linen Shirt, £25, River Island



Boden has a variety of linen shirts for women to shop, from classic to more unusual designs.

For those looking for something a bit different the Blouson Linen Shirt is for you, as it has a stylish puff sleeve, which is not only very on-trend, but also flattering for all wearers. 

boden stripe linen shirt

Anna Blouson Linen Shirt, £40, (Was £80), Boden 


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Hush has a selection of linen designs to shop, including a stylish vibrant pink Relaxed Linen Shirt. 

This design is simple but flattering, as it has long sleeves, and no pockets so it sits smoothly on the wearer. 

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Heather Relaxed Linen Shirt, was £50, (Was £69), Hush 



Reiss always has a great selection of classy pieces with bold prints - and it's great for finding those wardrobe staples that you can wear time and time again. This linen shirt ties beautifully at the waist and comes in the most striking tie-dye print. 

reiss linen shirt

Linen printed tie dye shirt, £55 (Was £118), Reiss



Gap is a longstanding retailer, and one we trust for classic and longstanding designs - including linen shirts. 

With various colours, prints, and styles available to shop, plus a huge sale on select items, now is the time to snap a bargain.

gap yellow linen shirt

Oversized Linen Shirt, £27.97 (Was £39.95), GAP 



Uniqlo is our go-to when it comes to shopping wardrobe essentials, such as turtle necks, shirts, t-shirts, and jumpers - as well as many more. 

While Uniqlo has a variety of linen shirts to shop for men and women, they do also offer 100% premium linen designs for those looking for top-quality creations. 

uniqlo orange linen

Women’s 100% Premium Linen Shirt, £34.90, Uniqlo



ASOS is the online retailer we all know and love. 

Whether you are looking to shop long sleeve, short sleeve, cropped designs, linen coord sets, or plus-size linen shirts, ASOS has you covered. 

french connection white linen shirt

French Connection linen shirt, £40 (Was £50), ASOS



For those looking for an investment piece, Net-A-Porter has you covered, with top-quality designs guaranteed.

net a porter linen shirt

Chloe Embellished Linen Shirt, £747 (Was £1245), NET-A-PORTER



ME+EM is known for its timeless designs - and you can save a huge 60% right now on this royal blue longline shirt. 

me and em linen shirt

Poplin longline shirt, £54 (Was £135), ME+EM


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