While you’ve probably set aside your wool trousers or leather pants for the summer months, that doesn’t mean you should retire the idea of full-length bottoms for the season altogether. And the styles of summer pants below for women make a convincing case. With breezy fits and lightweight fabrics, these are the kind of trousers that answer the prayers of the women who don’t count themselves fans of dresses, skirts, or even shorts. Though both pant patriots and dress obsessors will adore this season’s assortment.
Summer pants will suit pretty much every occasion, thanks to their relaxed and wide-leg silhouettes. They’re a great option for beach days, can transition from swimsuit cover-ups to cocktails, and can take you on trains, planes, or automobiles—whether you’re en route to a tropical locale or a steamy office commute. Not to mention, a pair of long pants will complement summer’s bra and crop tops rather well if you decide you’d like to dip a toe into showing some skin this season.
Some of our favorites come in light-as-a-feather linen. There are also laid-back styles that imitate the look of our beloved printed pajama pants—just slip them on and add a comfy slide sandal. Meanwhile, styles with an elastic waistband offer the utmost level of comfort. Essentially, they’re the closest things to wearing sweats, without well, the sweat.
Here, shop 21 really good summer pants for women that will have even the most die-hard dress fans reconsider.
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