This article was published on: 06/12/18 2:26 PM


As you will have noticed, photographs of Meghan Markle are everywhere at the moment. I recently spotted this one of her in a linen shirt. Linen as a fabric is a bit like Marmite. You either love it or you hate it. I love it.

When temperatures begin to rise at home, or if I’m packing for a hot holiday, linen is my hero fabric. It is exceptionally cool, in fact it’s proven to be cooler than both cotton and silk. This is mainly for two reasons: it has a very high absorbency level and its structure is slightly firmer allowing freedom of movement between fabric and skin. There is no peeling your top off at the end of a summers day. Forget having to expose parts you are conscious of over summer, linen will enable you to wear more without any unwelcome hot flushes. Linens longevity is worth investing in – the fabric itself is strong, but a good quality linen will still have a soft handle/feel.

Look out for brands such as CreaOska and Rosso35.

If The Duchess of Sussex can embrace the crumpled look, we all can.