The 14 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, 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.

The Best Linen Pants

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.

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.