M&S launches a linen fashion sale as the heatwave hits: Here's what to buy

the M&S'linen buys that will keep you cool this week. (M&S)

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The first heatwave of the summer has arrived, bringing with it temperatures of over 30C in some parts of the UK on Wednesday and Thursday.

While you may be preparing by ordering a fan on next-day delivery or a paddling pool for the garden, your sartorial choices can also help when it comes to beating the summer heat.

Linen clothing is not only lightweight, thanks to its naturally breathable fibres, but it’s also highly absorbent and quickly allows heat to escape, keeping you cooler than traditional polyester or cotton.

The only drawback is that linen can often be a bit more expensive. Enter Marks & Spencer, who currently have 20% off all women’s linen clothing to help us all look, and feel, cool this summer.

Whether you’re after a new summer shift dress, flattering pair of shorts or classic linen shirt, M&S’ has every option covered.

M&S’ 20% off linen sale: Our top womenswear picks

Linen Belted Midi Shirt Dress | £31.60 (Was £39.50)

Linen Button Front Midi A-Line Skirt | £20 (Was £25) 

Linen Polka Dot V-Neck Shift Dress | £22 (Was £27) 

Linen Ruched Sleeve Blazer | £36 (Was £45)

Linen Tapered 7/8 Trousers | £28 (Was £35) 

Linen V-Neck Shift Dress | £22 (Was £27.50) 

Pure Linen Square Neck Button Detail Blouse | £20 (Was £25)