The 11 Best Linen Blazers for Women in 2024

Streamline your summer work style.

woman wearing a cream linen suit of a linen blazer, linen pants, and linen vest.
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We are in a new era of workwear dressing. With the adoption of flexible and hybrid schedules, office dress codes have become marginally laxer. Your stiff power suit and pointy pumps collect dust in your closet because you're now reaching for more casual and comfort-driven alternatives (your sweatpants, however, still stay home). Lightweight linen separates, in particular, have become the MVPs in many workwear rotations, as the flax-made material offers impressive breathability and ease. Marie Claire editors have previously rounded up their favorite linen pants, dresses, and linen suits, but this space is dedicated to the very best linen blazers, as the tailored style epitomizes easy polish.

For summer 2023, luxury brands like Polo Ralph Lauren and Jacquemus offer their takes on the suiting staple, utilizing the season's leading color trends and contemporary silhouettes. Of course, there's also a bevy of must-see options from affordable retailers, with J. Crew, Banana Republic, and Quince leading the charge with their sleek yet subtle blazers that you'll want to add to your summer work outfit rotation ASAP. Ahead, find our picks for the best linen blazers for women and insight from a fashion expert to guide you through your shopping decisions.

What to Keep in Mind

"Linen is an incredible fabric," says Alison Bruhn, stylist and co-founder of the fashion and culture media group, The Style That Binds Us. "It’s timeless, elegant, breathable, and very versatile. It can be dressed up or down, hand washed, and the fabric gets softer with wear." 

  • Silhouette

When it comes to finding the best linen blazer, Bruhn explains that "first, you need to decide what look you’re going for. Do you want a classic double-breasted tailored look or a more relaxed-fitting blazer?"

  • Wrinkles

"How do you feel about fabrics that wrinkle with wear? The only negative that some people find with this fabric is that it can wrinkle easily," the stylist shares. "However, there are ways to get around this if wrinkling feels sloppy and is causing you to pause when buying a linen blazer. Consider choosing a blazer with a lining, as they don’t wrinkle as easily and keep their shape better. When going this route, be aware that, depending on what the lining is made of, they may not be as cool in very hot, humid weather." 

Ultimately, though, "as long as you take care of the one hundred percent linen [by] hanging it after wear and giving it a quick steam to freshen before the next wear, the natural wrinkles will only enhance the fabric's beauty, " says Bruhn.

  • Color

"Linen blazers come in a multitude of colors, as the natural fabric holds dye really well," explains Bruhn. "Once again, you must decide the look you’re going for because the selection is endless! One hundred percent linen is a natural fiber made from flax, and because of this, soft neutrals like ivory, beige, and khaki are a natural fit for linen in the summer, but if you are someone who loves color, a beautiful melon, lavender, Kelly green, or royal blue will create a statement look that is very on trend for summer 2023."

The Best Linen Blazers

Meet the Fashion Expert

Alison Bruhn
Alison Bruhn

Alison is a national style and image consultant with clients across the country. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, and holds a Color certification from the Image Resource Center of New York. She is a member of the Association of Image Consultants International and the co-founder of The Style That Binds Us.

Emma Childs
Fashion Features Editor

Emma Childs is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes trend reports, long-form reported features, and shopping guides. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, and wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.