Five Linen coats to elevate your summer wardrobe

With Royal Ascot around the corner and no doubt a busy social summer schedule too, one is always in need of an elegant coat to complement your dress and provide that additional layer of formality and grace. For day events, we can't think of a better fabric than linen to tick said boxes. Lightweight, breathable, and with a unique subtle texture, linen is the king of summer fabrics. The nature of this natural fibre means it takes pastel dyes better than cotton in our view, giving those soft tones a sort of painterly finish.

We've spotlighted five such linen jackets that will perfectly complement your summer dress options for smart and formal events this season.

Chelsea Coat Fuchsia Helsinki Linen

 Chelsea Coat Fuchsia Helsinki Linen

Chelsea Coat Fuchsia Helsinki Linen

This fitted long-line tailored coat is made from French embroidered linen with simple contrast highlights, return cuffs, working pockets, and a single back vent. Fully lined, it's a great option with tonal red or pink dresses while the three-quarter sleeves give it a slightly more casual feel for day events.

Savoy Coat French Navy Evering Washed Linen

 Savoy Coat French Navy Evering Washed Linen

Savoy Coat French Navy Evering Washed Linen

This elegant fit and flared long line coat in french blue linen, offers endless versatility to your wardrobe. Details include return cuffs, back waist detailing and full Favourbrook lining. It can also be worn as a dress. We love that the rich blue tone looks almost like a chambray, but it is in fact lightweight linen. Ideal for relaxed day events, it's a tone that will complement an array of dress styles and colours.

Carnaby Coat Ocean Blue Helsinki Linen

 Carnaby Coat Ocean Blue Helsinki Linen

Carnaby Coat Ocean Blue Helsinki Linen

This striking svelte Carnaby coat features contrast piping on the cuff, belt, and centre front in magenta pink grosgrain silk, together with matching covered buttons at the front on the belt. While it's a fantastic layer with silk dresses for outdoor summer evening engagements, it looks especially chic with a tailored jumpsuit.

Eton Coat Cerulean Blue Aldeburgh Crease Resist Linen

 Eton Coat Cerulean Blue Aldeburgh Crease Resist Linen

Eton Coat Cerulean Blue Aldeburgh Crease Resist Linen

Fans of our Belgravia coat will adore this crease-resistant linen Eton coat, which features a re-worked bodice, tailored pockets, and back button detailing. With working pockets and full internal lining, it also features French border embroidery with a scalloped edge hem. It is the ideal coat for more formal summer events such as smart weddings or Royal Ascot.

Westminster Coat Mint Jekyll Crease Resist Linen

 Westminster Coat Mint Jekyll Crease Resist Linen

Westminster Coat Mint Jekyll Crease Resist Linen

This standout Westminster coat features a slim-cut flattering silhouette and grown-on collar creating a sleek neckline. French embroidery contrasting with silk piping and hand-covered silk button detailing make it a beautiful option for summer weddings and Royal Ascot.