The 15 Best Linen Pants for Women in 2023

Bring it on, 90-degree weather.

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Fact: Linen is one of the best fabrics you can wear in scorching hot summer weather, bar none. The fiber is quick-drying, breathable, and sustainably made. It’s actually made from flax, which is biodegradable, requires little water to grow, and the whole plant can be used. Plus, lightweight linen is the perfect summertime material to lounge around in. We Marie Claire editors happen to absolutely love linen in all kinds of forms in the summer (we’ve even rounded up a few of the very best linen dresses, linen blazers, linen shorts, and linen suits to prove our collective devotion to the fabric), but there's nothing quite like owning a classic pair of the best linen pants—ones you'll want to wear every day. 

So, we took the time to round up a few of the cutest-ever options to show you right here–and our selections do not disappoint. They’re stylish, yes, but many of our favorite pairs are also priced at under $50. These summer-ready bottoms are entirely crucial to surviving heat-wave-level temperatures because, let’s face it, even the best summer dresses in your closet need a break from time to time! Style your favorite linen pants with your summer outfit essentials, or just throw them on over a bikini on your next beach vacation. 


What to Look For in The Best Linen Pants

Linen pants are one of the most versatile and classic pieces you can add into your wardrobe, so it’s important to really consider the details before you purchase a pair. From the fabrication (are they 100 percent linen or a blend?) to the length and style (cargo options are trending, straight-leg linen pants are timeless) to the color (white, or something more fun?) there are a ton of tiny decisions to make along the way. 

“I usually look at the material and fabric makeup, since a lot of linen pants are a blend,” says fashion stylist Olivia Rose about what she considers when shopping for, as she puts it, the “ultimate summer pant.” She adds: “Fabric choice would depend on what exactly you are looking for in the pant. If you want that lighter feeling go with 100% linen and if you want a little more weight or structure, a cotton/linen blend is great,” she says.

The best linen pants for 2023 come in just about every different print, pattern, color, and even hemline length, giving you a buffet of adorable linen bottoms to test. Ahead, we rounded up 12 of our favorite pairs to try this season, knowing full well that one of these pants will end up in your warm-weather outfit rotation.

Deals on Linen Pants

LNX Linen Pants, $30

LNX Linen Pants, $30 $26 at Amazon

These top-selling linen pants from LNX are currently 15 percent off right now on Amazon. Shop them for less while you still can—and while the weather is still nice. 

J.Crew Kate Straight-Leg Pant in Stretch Linen, $128

J.Crew Kate Straight-Leg Pant in Stretch Linen, $128 $65 at J.Crew 

These bright pink linen pants from J.Crew are currently on sale for just over $100 right now. One five-star reviewer said that they "Love the linen as they're well made and have a little stretch in them too." 

Calson Tulip Hem Linen Pants, $59

Calson Tulip Hem Linen Pants, $59 $40 at Nordstrom

These easy linen pants from Calson are on sale for under $50 right now at Nordstrom. "I love these pants!," raved one five-star reviewer. "They are durable and a must in the hot weather! I have multiples of all colors." 

Venus Linen Drawstring Pants, $34

Venus Linen Drawstring Pants, $34 $16 at Venus

These low-rise linen pants from Venus are on sale for less than $25 right now (!!). Available in sizes up to a 3X, they're perfect to keep in your beach bag.

UNIQLO Linen Cotton Tapered Pants, $50

UNIQLO Linen Cotton Tapered Pants, $50 $15 at UNIQLO

Marie Claire's E-Commerce Editor, Julia Marzovilla, loves these pants because they're perfect for petite girls. "I’m 5’3, so I prefer tapered, cropped pants to the usual straight- or wide-leg options, and these hit just above my ankle," she says. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Tailored Wide Leg Pant,  $80

Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Tailored Wide Leg Pant, $80 $51 at Abercrombie & Fitch

These luxe-feeling pants are now discounted down to $51. Beloved by several members of Marie Claire's team, these office-ready linen pants are great for wearing out with friends, too. 

Nili Lotan Flavie Linen Pants, $995

Nili Lotan Flavie Linen Pants, $995 $597 at Net-a-Porter

Marie Claire's Style Director loves this pair of linen pants from Nili Lotan because "their loose move-with-you silhouette will be your default for semi-corporate office dress codes and summer soirees." Shop them now for less than $600 on Net-a-Porter. 

The Best Linen Pants

How to Care for Linen Pants

Now that you’ve invested in your favorite pair of linen pants, there are a few things you should know about how to properly maintain them. Finding the perfect piece is only half the battle when it comes to building your dream wardrobe over time—the other half of the journey is making sure that you tend to your pieces so that they don’t need to be replaced. That’s why I turned to Theresa and Corinna Williams, the co-founders of Celsious, a sustainable garment care provider and laundromat in Brooklyn, New York. Ahead, they break down everything you need to know before you throw them in the wash with the rest of your clothes. 

  • “Make sure to always sort your clothes by color before washing to prevent dye transfer,” they said over email. 
  • “Wash your pants together with like colors only. Zip up zippers and turn your pants inside out before washing.”  
  • “Ideally, machine wash on a delicate cycle – to reduce shrinkage, which linen, especially if it has not been pre-washed, is prone to – with cool water and a gentle detergent. Our Corewash works great!”  
  • “Always steer clear of bleach and softeners, which can weaken fibers and hinder breathability. If you are worried about shrinkage—linen can shrink an average of 4% with its first wash—consider going for a hand wash, massaging your garment lightly, and never wringing it out.”  
  • “Before tossing your pants in the dryer, double-check the care label on whether they can be tumble dried. If they can, dry with wool dryer balls on low, which will also help loosen up wrinkles. If not, hang your pants to dry. For a wrinkle-free finish, iron or steam. The Steamery Cirrus 3 can do both!).”

Meet The Expert

Olivia Rose
Olivia Rose

Olivia moved from her small New England town to Nashville to study music business at Belmont University. She found her ideal place in the industry through the intersection between music and fashion. After assisting celebrity stylists in New York and Nashville, she built her own client base of musical artists, celebrities, commercial brands and personal styling clients. From red carpet events to music video wardrobe, Olivia works with Luke Combs, Brother Maven, Kev Kelly, Avery Anna, Peytan Porter and more. She strive to incorporate a unique and personal story with each look she styles, and believes that developing a connection with her clients is essential in cultivating a sustainable creative image that will stand out. I Olivia has also worked with brands including Cartier, Frye, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, and many more.

Bogdana Ferguson.
Theresa and Corinna Williams

Theresa and Corinna Williams are the co-founders of Celsious, New York’s premium sustainable laundry service and online destination for garment care solutions. Their Celsious line features 100% biodegradable products formulated free of dyes, bleaches and preservatives.

Julia Marzovilla
E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.