This H&M Linen Shirt Has Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews, and Mine Is One of Them


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A linen shirt is one of those basic wardrobe heroes that you end up wearing on repeat. It manages to feel polished, and relaxed at the same time—meaning it can take you from work to beach days to casual weekends throughout the spring, summer and even autumn seasons. Whether you tuck it into more tailored trousers, wear it loose with matching linen trousers, or unbuttoned over a swimsuit as a cover there's just something about the a linen shirt that feels incredibly chic and timeless.

And the best part is, you don't have to invest hundreds of pounds to find a perfect style that will last you a very long time. In fact, my favourite linen shirt (that I've already owned and put to the test for years) comes from humble H&M, and it clocks in at just under £20. The high street hero actually has a number of iterations of the linen shirt, from more luxe oversized designs to cropped styles—and they're all brilliant. But if you're looking for a classic not-too-slim-fitting, not-too-baggy version, the brand's Premium Selection style is the one. It comes in five different colours, which are all normally sold out by the time the warmer season is in full swing. Luckily, though, the brand brings it back every year, and all five styles are back in stock right now for 2023. 


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It's not just me that loves this shirt. Our deputy editor Maxine Eggenberger recently tried it on when she popped into store for our Great Try On, and came back with glowing reviews. And, of course, there's the hundreds of positive reviews on H&M's site that laud it as "THE perfect linen shirt" with a "great fit" that washes and irons really well. It's true, I've put mine through its paces over the years, and it's not shrunk or discoloured at all. Another great thing about it is that it comes in sizes XS to 4XL—thank you, H&M. 

Keep scrolling to shop the perfect H&M linen shirt before it sells out for another year, and see more of the brand's expensive-looking linen shirts below, too.

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Emily Dawes
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Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

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