7 Perfect Linen Pants For Women (Summer 2023)
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Summer is just around the corner—and that means it’s time to bust out the breezy basics, the straw hats, and other warm-weather clothes. If you’re packing away your winter sweaters and bringing out the sundresses and shorts, you’ve probably noticed any gaps you might have in your summertime wardrobe. Here’s a secret: a good pair of linen pants can fill pretty much all of them.
Linen is one of the most sustainable fabrics around—it’s durable, moisture-wicking and cooling, and doesn’t take much water to grow. It’ll protect you from the sun while keeping you cool in the summer but still hold in heat for those chilly nights or colder months. And it’s biodegradable and requires little special care.
These seven brands make linen pants for any situation you’ll find yourself in this summer. Some are perfect baggy, comfy replacements for sweatpants, and some are office-ready—but most fall somewhere in between and will take you from the beach to dinner with pretty much zero effort. With tons of different fits, lengths, and colors below, read on to find the perfect summer pant that works for you.
Brand Ethics | Climate Neutral certified, recycled materials, yearly sustainability report
Size Range | XS–3X, 0–24
Price Range | $158–$198
Reformation offers linen pants in a range of colors and styles—some are great for the beach, with stretchy waistbands and flowy silhouettes, and others are perfectly tailored for the office. Some come in a classic linen gray, while other options come in black, brown, patterns, or pastels. Reformation is Climate Neutral certified and transparent about the moves they’re making to produce clothing sustainably. They focus on using earth-friendly materials (like linen!) and on ethical supply chains and labor practices.
Brand Ethics | Price transparency, fair wages, sustainably-produced materials
Size Range | XS–XL
Price Range | $40–$128
Quince’s linen pants, made from 100% European linen, are the perfect breezy, relaxed linen pant. They come in ten different colors, from dark to light, with an emphasis on earthy neutrals like sage green and deep blues. They have an elastic waist, a cropped length, and three pockets—and their super relaxed fit complements the breathability of the linen. Quince makes luxury clothes at a realistic price point, prioritizing sustainability. Their DTC model helps them keep prices low while making sure all their goods, like their linen, cashmere, silk, and leather, remain high-quality.
3. For Days
Brand Ethics | 100% recyclable clothes, 1% of every purchase donated
Size Range | S–XXL
Price Range | $32–$88
For Days makes easy, breathable, unisex linen joggers that come in black, navy, and white. They have a drawstring waist, two pockets in the back and two in the front, and with straight, full-length legs, making for the perfect loose-fitting linen pants for running errands, heading to the pool, or grabbing lunch in the summertime. For Days makes 100% recyclable clothes, meaning that when you’re ready to retire your old For Days stuff, you can send them back in for credit. Plus, for every purchase they’ll donate 1% to a nonprofit of your choice.
4. Eileen Fisher
Brand Ethics | B Corp, recycled and regenerative materials
Size Range | PP–3X
Price Range | $70–$178
Eileen Fisher makes tons of linen pants for summer, all with an easy fit and different lengths and colors. Lengths range from cropped to ankle to full length, and they carry a few linen shorts, too. Some pants are super beachy and casual, while others are tapered enough for dinner or the office. Eileen Fisher is also focused on working towards a circular business model, prioritizing recycled, regenerative, and eco-friendly materials, cutting down on their water and energy usage, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
5. LA Relaxed
Brand Ethics | California sourcing, limited run pieces, fair wages
Size Range | XS–XL
Price Range | $112
LA Relaxed’s washed linen trousers are your new go-to linen pant. The black, medium-weight pants have a relaxed, easy fit that’s still tailored. Pockets and a mock fly add to the polished look, while the elastic waistband means the pants can be worn low on the hips or higher on the natural waist. The full-length leg stays wide throughout, and has a flattering slight barrel shape. They’re made of 100% California-sourced linen—in fact, most of the brand’s sourcing happens within a 10-mile radius. LA Relaxed also focused on sourcing deadstock and organic fabric for much of their limited-run pieces.
6. Whimsy + Row
Brand Ethics | Limited run pieces, recycled and lower impact materials
Size Range | XS–XL
Price Range | $162
Whimsy + Row’s Kira Linen Pant is a perfect relaxed, wide-legged linen pant for summertime. It comes in three colors—black, brown, and coconut—and has an adjustable tie waist and pockets. The wide leg and slightly cropped length make for an effortless, breezy look, but you can also kick it up a notch by pairing with their matching Valentina top, a simple, versatile linen top that can be worn three ways. All of Whimsy + Row’s limited-run clothing is handmade in LA, and they use only recycled, lower impact, or locally sourced materials.
Brand Ethics | Utilize renewable hemp
Size Range | XS–XXL
Price Range | $211
Jungmaven’s Ocean Pant isn’t actually linen—it’s made of hemp, a great linen alternative that’s just as lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking, and more durable. The Ocean Pant has an elastic high waist with a hidden drawstring, plus two front pockets and two back pockets. The legs have a wide, relaxed fit throughout and are cropped to ankle-length, making them perfect for walking through the sand or getting your feet wet. All Jungmaven clothes, like tees, dresses, activewear, and intimates, are made in LA of high-quality, globally sourced materials.
Featured image is from Quince