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Lightweight and highly breathable, linen pants are a godsend when humid, miserable weather hits. But with that supreme comfort comes the wrinkles and the often shapeless styles that aren’t doing you any favors. So how to feel like a million bucks, without looking like you’re in a burlap sack? Stick to these tailored silhouettes, cropped culottes and vertical stripes that won’t swallow you whole.

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Rolled Hem

If it’s a more tailored fit you’re after, ensure that the hem is cuffed.

James Perse ($195)

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Vertical Stripes

To give you the illusion of legs for days. (The block heels also help.)

Vince Camuto ($89)


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Sailor Pants

They look just as good coming as they do going, thanks to the decorative lace-up back.

J.Crew ($118)

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Bold Pattern

A ‘70s-style print will distract anyone from noticing that you’re essentially wearing pajamas.

DVF ($178)

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Paperbag Waist

All the makings of a work pant, without the feeling of suffocating in wool.

York Street ($163)

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Cropped Chambray

Slide on the right stacked heels and you could pull these off ’round the clock.

Joie ($188)

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Straight Leg

Darker hues like olive and slate help to mask the inevitable wrinkles.

Ulla Johnson ($138)

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Black and White Pinstriped

Slightly Beetlejuice-y, but in a good way.

H&M ($50)

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Drawstring Waist

Psst, these get softer with each and every wash.

Caslon ($33)

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Tapered Leg

The classic cut combined with actual zippers make these a year-round favorite.

Vince ($177)

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Go rogue and pick-up a jumpsuit for the easiest outfit, ever.

J.Crew ($118)

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