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These 20 women’s linen pants will complete your summer 2022 wardrobe

To ward off the blazing heat in style, there’s no better fabric than linen. Specifically, linen pants for breezier days or cooler nights.

Not only is it the lovely lightweight layer that’s seen in our go-to list of women’s shorts (including paperbag shorts) and cocktail dresses, but it’s back and better than ever to appeal to TikTok’s “Coastal Grandmother” trend.

That trend doesn’t mean taking out AARP cards and heading to the beach (just in case you were confused). The viral fashion statement is a nod to classic white jeans, straw sun hats and nude block heels — summertime elements that we’d bet our life savings will never go out of style.

Ahead, find the 20 best linen pants worth your money. We assure you these picks are what you’ll want to live in for sangria cocktail hours with friends or daytime strolls with your partner.

Click to visit some of our favorite retailers for linen pants: Abercrombie, Amazon, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Express, Free People, Lulus, Magic Linen, Nordstrom, Revolve, Target.

1. Abercrombie Linen-Blend Pull-On Wide-Leg Pants, $59, original price: $69

Abercrombie

We’re all about the floral-printed pants this season. Abercrombie’s Linen-Blend Pull-On Wide-Leg Pants have a scrunch-band waist for extra comfort, pockets (a score) and the most unbeatable pattern that’s perfect for day or night.


2. Roxy Oceanside Pant, $28

Amazon

Keep things simple with Roxy’s Oceanside Pant. For less than $30 on Amazon, the style comes in a variety of colors, though we deem the ivory tone true and classic. Plus, when paired with your favorite sandals, you’ll be ready for the beach.


3. Anthropologie Wide-Leg Linen Trousers, $168

Anthropologie

For a statement that’s a bit more relaxed than your favorite pair of black jeans, snag Anthropologie’s Wide-Leg Linen Trousers. They’re an investment, but you can’t beat the seamless waist and dainty, natural flow that’s bound to match with one of our best bodysuits.


4. Aqua Belted Straight Ankle Pants, $62, original price: $78

Bloomingdale's

Say hello to hot pink with Aqua’s Belted Straight Ankle Pants. This now-on-sale pair will instantly become one of your favorite work pants and paperbag pants alike, much ado to its punchy color and sweet bow-tie waist.


5. Express Super High-Waisted Linen-Blend Belted Ankle Pant, $88

Expres

Elevate your summertime look with Express’ Super High-Waisted Linen-Blend Belted Ankle Pant (a mouthful, but worth the splurge). We love the industrial-leaning belt yet relaxed, chino-like fit for serene summer evenings. For less than $100, it’s worth the buy.


6. Lulus All A-Boat You Paperbag Waist Pants, $49

Lulus

Meet your new dockside pants. Lulus’ All A-Boat You Paperbag Waist Pants are just shy of $50, yet not shy with its eclectic wide-striped print. Paired with your favorite comfortable heels and white tee, you’re golden.


7. Magic Linen Relaxed-Fit Paia Linen Pants, $60, original price: $86

Magic Linen

If you want to dress like royalty, there’s no other pair than Magic Linen’s Relaxed-Fit Paia Linen Pants. For just $60, score the same button-detailed bottoms Meghan Markle adores (in all the lovely colors).


8. Eileen Fisher Straight-Leg Organic Linen Ankle Pants, $178

Nordstrom

Alert the press — we found the cutest work pants for the summertime. Paired with your finest nude heels and classic denim jacket, you’ll come to appreciate this well-fitting investment. Plus, the dark gray color is great for family get-togethers and corporate meetings alike.


9. Rag & Bone Ivy Culotte, $350

Revolve

Meet the most expensive linen shorts on this list but one of the most adorable colors we’ve seen on a pair of bottoms: Rag & Bone’s Ivy Culotte. This versatile pair has a minimalist button detail, seamless belt loops and a kick-off flare (and flair) we’re obsessed with.


10. Knox Rose High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants, $35

Target

For just $35, we couldn’t resist adding Knox Rose’s High-Rise Wide-Leg Pants to our edit of the very best. Serving as a great budget buy, the detailed pattern and comfortable fit make them an easy toss-on for your next brunch or outdoor affair.


11. Abercrombie Tailored Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants, $60, original price: $70

Abercrombie

Beautiful sky blue is in, and we’re not at all complaining about it. Abercrombie knew what we all want when designing its Tailored Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants: comfortability, a stunning color and a fit that’s both flattering at the waist and relaxed at the hem.

Plus, when paired with the brand’s Cropped Tie-Front Linen-Blend Top ($34), you’ll have one of the most seasonal matching sets to sport in the coming months.


12. Nimin High-Waist Paperbag Pants, $29

Amazon

As a best-seller on Amazon, Nimin’s High-Waist Paperbag Pants deserve all the acclaim. For one, they’re one of the most Pinterest-esque pairs on the market. Not to mention, you’ll want to pick them up in all the sweet colors for just $29 a pop.


13. Free People Calla Pleated Trousers, $98

Free People

If there’s a color we adore when the sun’s out and we’re our happiest, it’s lavender. Score Free People’s Calla Pleated Trousers for less than $100 if you’re on the market for loose-fitting pants that can be styled in any which way.


14. Hudson Cargo Jogger Pants, $185

Bloomingdale's

While we love our traditional linen pants, how about giving them a cargo twist? Hudson’s Cargo Jogger Pants are a triple threat of some of our favorite looks: joggers, work pants and comfortable linen. Plus, the side pocket detailing and drawstring waist are nice touches.


15. Express High-Waisted Linen-Blend Pull-On Wide-Leg Pant, $88

Express

Is it just us, or does Express’ High-Waisted Linen-Blend Pull-On Wide-Leg Pant scream “vacation” to you? This pair checks off all of our boxes: a fabulous color, a simplistic body and pocket details. You’ll want to pick up the brand’s Linen-Blend Tie-Front Puff-Sleeve Cropped Top ($36) while you’re at it, too.


16. Lulus Breezy and Beachy Belted Wide-Leg Pants, $58

Lulus

As one of our favorites on this list, Lulus’ Breezy and Beachy Belted Wide-Leg Pants have that precious bow-tie waist we can’t get enough of, along with a subtly sexy slit that’s bound to turn heads. Paired with your favorite designer clutch, and you’ll be photo-ready at your next event.


17. Magic Linen Kihei Linen Pants, $89

Magic Linen

Keep things relaxed this summer in Magic Linen’s Kihei Pants, a score for less than $100 and one with ornate detailing at the waist. However, these linen-made pants are one of the comfiest options we’ve seen, and we also love the rose hue.


18. Topshop Cotton & Linen Straight-Leg Trousers, $74

Nordstrom

Ok, Topshop’s Straight-Leg Trousers aren’t pure linen (please forgive us), but the cotton blend is dynamite for the warmer months. The heather gray, paired with your favorite springtime jacket is a perfect match, plus you’ll want to pair this with your favorite fine jewelry all the time.


19. SNDYS Hills Pant, $69

Revolve

When we find high-quality pants for less than $75 at Revolve — well, we run. Shop SNDYS’ Hill Pant, the perfect option to wear out to dinner or to double as your swimsuit cover-up. To complete the look, add Amber Sceats’ Textured Hoop Earrings ($52) to your cart.


20. A New Day High-Rise Slim-Fit Ankle Pants, $25

Target

Practical and polished, A New Day’s High-Rise Slim-Fit Ankle Pants have that no-zipper look that’ll keep you seamless and feeling your Sunday best. How could you pass these up for just $25? If we’re being honest we’re looking at all the great colors and patterns.


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