Linen pants are like a personal AC unit for your legs—they’re breathable, lightweight and don’t come with any risk of thigh chafe (unlike linen shorts). And with the rise of the Coastal Grandmother aesthetic, linen pants are even more of a hot commodity than usual. Luckily, there are tons of styles to choose from, whether you prefer a flowy wide leg or a structured trouser for the office, including wallet-friendly options that won’t blow your entire summer shopping budget. So without further ado, here are 20 pairs of linen pants to add to cart ASAP.
20 Pairs of Linen Pants That Will Keep You Chic and Cool All Summer Long
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We love that these pants come with zippered pockets, so you don’t have to worry about anything falling out while you’re on the move. Even better, however, they have the largest size range of any style on this list and come in size 00 through 26, as well as petite and tall lengths through size 16. According to reviews, they run a tad large, so if you’re between sizes you might want to choose the smaller. They’re definitely a must-have in our book, so now all that’s left to do is pick which color (or colors) you prefer.
These Everlane trousers have a phenomenal fit that’s loose without being too baggy, making them a fantastic option for those looking for comfy office attire. Just a heads up, some reviewers found the off-white hue to be too sheer for their taste, but there were no such complaints with the brown or khaki green options.
These striped trousers are the epitome of coastal grandmother chic and we are fully obsessed. Use the extra-long waist tie to cinch your waist, or have some fun tying them up above the waistband for a more avant garde look. Note: There’s no stretch to the material, so if you’re between sizes, opt for the larger.
These breezy pants will make an excellent addition to your beachside packing list, and can be dressed up or down to fit your vacation schedule. Plus, we love that they come in both petite and tall lengths so the cropped length hits in exactly the right spot no matter your height.
Many light-colored linen pants run the risk of being sheer, but not so with this L.L.Bean style. The material has also been pre-washed, meaning they’re less likely to shrink in your washer at home and will maintain that fresh-out-of-the-box fit for longer.
These menswear-inspired trousers come in six different colors, so you can wear them to the office every single day, if you like. Plus, because they’re Reformation, you can feel good knowing the linen was sustainably sourced and the pants themselves were ethically and sustainably made. The only downside? These trousers are dry clean only.
Combine two summer staples—lightweight linen and dainty eyelet lace—with these adorable cropped trousers that come in both white and black. The eyelet lace hem adds a touch of feminine fun and will help you stand out from all the other breezy trousers you see this summer.
Eileen Fisher makes some of our absolute favorite linen pieces, and these wide-leg pants are no exception. They are that Goldilocks fit—loose but not too loose—that’s both comfortable and flattering. And the color options are all stunningly rich. Reviewers also rave about the wider waistband, which won’t fold or twist with wear.
Not all linen pants are neutral in color. Case in point, this ‘60s floral pair by Faithfull The Brand. They’re a great way to jazz up your summer staples and will make you feel chic and put together on even the hottest, most humid August afternoons. Dress them up with a white silk cami and heels for dinner out on the town, or down with a matching white linen button-up for poolside mocktails.
Skip the usual wide-leg linen silhouettes for a sporty jogger instead. According to reviews, this style runs a little large and the material stretches a bit as you wear them, so we highly suggest sizing down for a better fit. That said, reviewers also rave about how incredibly soft these pants are—you won’t want to take them off.
Linen is pretty much impossible to keep wrinkle free, but this GAP pair leans into the textured look with a linen blend that’s purposely crinkled. The effect looks surprisingly luxe, especially when combined with the minty hue above.
The wide-leg cut and elastic waistband scream beach vacation, but those pinstripes make it so you could definitely dress these pants up for the office as well. (At least a business casual or creative type office.) The material, a linen blend, is also made using a more eco-friendly process that incorporates Lenzing Ecovero, a sustainable material made with natural fibers that complements linen’s best qualities beautifully.
Speaking of office-appropriate linen, these pink trousers definitely fit the bill, especially if you wear them with the matching linen blazer. They are much more tailored than the elastic-waistband designs on this list, but don’t offer much in the way of stretch, so keep that in mind when choose your size.
Another work-ready option, M.M.LaFleur’s Chester pants do incorporate stretch into the material to give you more wiggle room (literally) as you move throughout the day. There is also a four-inch extra hem allowance built in so you can easily let them down for less of a cropped cut, if you like. One thing to note however, these beauties should be hand washed and never put in the dryer.
There are few combinations more summery than linen and gingham. These high-waist trousers come in both the cheery orange hue above and a classic blue gingham and are wonderfully breathable. They’re also made with at least 50 percent certified eco-conscious fibers, earning Free People’s Eco-Conscious Design stamp.
Michael Stars is another brand that really aces linen apparel, and the Pepper pants are definitely top of the list. They aren’t quite a jogger cut, but have a slimmer leg so you won’t feel swallowed by lots of excess fabric. We might even have to add multiple colors to our shopping cart.
These flowy culottes are breathable and stretchy for maximum comfort without sacrificing style. And the no-fuss design makes them easy to dress up or down depending on what your day has in store.
Straight-leg linen designs can sometimes look a little frumpy, but not so for this Eileen Fisher pair. The silhouette is incredibly flattering and wonderfully comfortable, as it doesn’t pull at the hips or rear. And much like the wide-leg EF pants above, the wide waistband on this pair is a major hit among reviewers.
We’re obsessed with this adorable duo, which also comes in white, and simply cannot get enough of that dainty scalloped hem. We will note, these have very little stretch, so size according to your widest point. Then start preparing yourself to receive all the compliments and lots of “omg, where’d you get that?!”