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    If You Hate Wearing Shorts, These 31 Summer Pants Belong In Your Cart

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    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A suuuper popular pair of 90s-inspired, high-waisted Abercrombie jeans, because summer is all about nostalgia. They come in lots of different styles, so grab a pair of ripped ones for extra airflow, or a nondistressed pair to wear on chillier summer nights.  

    model wearing the ripped light wash jeans with a white tank, button down, and sneakers
    model wearing the light wash jeans with a white deep-v long sleeve top and sandals
    Abercrombie & Fitch

    Promising review: "Perfect summer jeans! Great wash and fit!! Def one of my favorite pairs of jeans in my closet!! 100% recommend." —Brenda Montez

    Promising review: "Love the fit! The quality is there; a nice thick but breathable denim." —Josephine

    Get it from Abercrombie & Fitch for $99 (available in sizes 23–37 in regular and curvy fits, as well as in extra short, short, and long lengths and 14 styles/washes). 

    2. A flowy pair of palazzo pants you'll want in every gorgeous color they come in once you feel how roomy they are. And those pleats even make them look a little ~fancy~!

    reviewer wearing the lavender pants
    reviewer wearing the red pants

    Promising review: "I ordered the cream pants to use on a summer vacation. I was very happy to receive high-quality pants. They were comfortable, breathable, and not transparent. I am very satisfied with this purchase, and I highly recommend it." —Rose

    Promising review: "I ended up buying five pairs in different colors and talked a friend into one. (She loves them.) These are top quality. Tailored like fine trousers. Extremely comfortable, soft, flowing material. I can wear year round. Fit is perfect. Washed with no problem. I pressed a little because I like a polished look. They do not wrinkle with wearing. Bonus was they are such a good price!!!" —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $23.79+ (available in sizes XS–2X and 32 styles — not all styles available in all sizes).

    3. A charming pair of cropped gingham pants that are just begging to be worn to every picnic and backyard barbecue on your calendar this season. 

    model wearing the black and white plaid pants
    LinenHome / Etsy

    LinenHome is a small biz based in China making beautifully tailored clothes in everything from muted neutrals to bright colors and fun prints. 

    Promising review: "The pants are well made and look really nice on me! I love the cotton gingham fabric — it's breathable and perfect for warm climates. The quality is good as well, and I love that there are pockets. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, and now my mom has ordered a pair after seeing them on me." —Stephanie

    Get it from LinenHome on Etsy for $77.25+ (available in sizes S–XL). 

    4. A pair of slitted drawstring pants with a matching crop top, because getting two cute pieces for the price of one is always a win in my book. Stylish, airy, comfy — what more could we ask for? 

    reviewer wearing the green top and pants
    reviewer wearing the pink top and pants while sitting in an old structure with a city skyline in the background
    reviewer wearing the white top and pants

    Promising review: "I love this set! Every time I wear it I get compliments from friends. I also like how open and breathable it is. Texas summers are very hot, and I'm not absolutely dying when I wear this! Very happy with the purchase." —Erika V.

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and 16 colors). 

    5. A very necessary pair of crisp, white jeans with cuffed hems for all of those sunset strolls on the beach. And P.S. you're totally allowed to wear them after Labor Day!

    model wearing the white cuffed jeans with a navy tank and sandals

    Promising review: "I'd been wanting/debating about buying white pants for summer. These are fantastic! I pulled them on and they fit perfectly and looked great. This never happens for me. They are very true to size. I am 5'5 and the length was perfect, with the cuff right around the ankle on me. If I wanted to look exactly as the photo on the website, I could just fold up the cuff one more time. But I like them the way they are." —ro12356789

    Get it from Torrid for $45.17 (available in sizes 10–30). 

    6. A sneaky slitted pair of trousers that are essentially like the pants version of a skort. Sometimes we don't feel like wearing shorts or dresses, and when those moments arise? These perfect pants come to the rescue!

    front view of reviewer wearing the black and white striped pants
    side view of a reviewer wearing the black and white striped pants on the beach

    Promising review: "If you are on the fence with buying these pants...just do it! You won't regret it. They are SO comfortable, and the slits on the sides make them breathable to be able to wear in the summer. I bought the white, and they are NOT see-through. Wearing flat sandals and the pants a little past my belly button; they fell right at my ankle. You can dress them up or down." —lnarthur

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 15 colors/prints — not all styles available in all sizes). 

    7. A beautiful pair of linen pants you'll buy for their breezy style and keep for the welcome pop of color they bring to your wardrobe. 

    model wearing the coral pants with a peach tank and white shoes
    model wearing the green pants with a white tank and tan sandals
    Magic Linen

    Magic Linen is a family-owned small biz based in Lithuania that, in addition to clothing, makes dreamy linens for the kitchen, bath, and home.

    Get it from Magic Linen for $89 (available in sizes XS–XL and 13 colors). 

    8. An ultra-classy pair of cropped pants that'll take you from a casual day of strolling to a nice dinner out. 

    reviewer wearing the beige pants with their own belt in place of the tie belt
    model wearing the yellow pants

    Psst: The tie-waist belt is removable, so you can also pair these with your own belt like in the first photo!

    Promising review: "I was really surprised by these. I was looking for comfortable cotton, high-waisted pants to wear around the house while working from home. These pants are a great price for the quality, in my opinion. I’ve spent double the price on other high-waisted pants that I have to constantly steam to keep wrinkles out of after washing and wearing for 10 minutes. The key for these pants is the cotton material they are made of. It makes them breathable and comfortable for all-day wear. They don’t wrinkle up or require ironing/steaming after you wash if you just hang them to dry. The high waist is lovely, and I think I am going to buy another pair." —Wolfvswolf

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and 19 colors/patterns). 

    9. An adorable pair of cropped flared leggings you'll wanna wear even if daily yoga isn't part of your summer itinerary. Those colorful prints are just so cheery, and their comfy stretch factor can't be beat. 

    model wearing the light blue leggings with a white crop top
    model wearing the beige and white leggings with an orange sports bra

    Promising review: "Love these! They fit exactly as expected and the length is perfect! I wanted something lightweight for summer with the comfort of leggings." —DMF33

    Get it from Aerie for $26.97 (originally $44.95; available in sizes XXS–XXL and six colors/prints). 

    10. tapered balloon jean designed with a slightly looser fit in mind so you won't feel like the fabric has become one with your skin. If you're taller, they'll likely have a slightly cropped fit, and if you're shorter, they'll look super cute cuffed!

    reviewer wearing the light blue jeans with a white top
    reviewer wearing the dark wash jeans with a pink corset top

    Promising review: "I am 5’0 and it is very difficult to find pants that fit and are stylish. These pants are a great fit, cute, and super comfy! Would recommend." —MNGROWN

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 18 styles). 

    11. Everlane's Tourist Pant for anyone in need of the *perfect* neutral pair to pack on vacation. You'll get so much wear out of these (they'll go with everything, can be dressed up or down, you know the drill), and that wide-leg = no soggy bottoms to see here. 

    model wearing the white wide leg pants with a gray tank and black sandals
    model wearing the olive green wide leg pants with a white tank and black sandals

    Get it from Everlane for $98 (available in sizes 00–16 and four colors). 

    12. A pair of ridiculously cute high-waisted pants with not only a bow at the waist, but at the tapered ends as well! 🥺 

    Reviewer wearing the red high-waisted pants
    Reviewer wearing the blue high-waisted pants

    Promising review: "Absolutely obsessed!! I want alllll the colors! They fit perfectly, so comfortable, and SUPER cute and stylish! I get tons of compliments on them. Excellent quality and light, breathable fabric. Since I’m short, they fit right at my ankle and waistline. You will not be disappointed!" —M. Keene

    Promising review: "These are my new favorite go-to work pants. I fell in love with high-waisted pants for my office wear. Five stars. Buying more in other colors as we speak! Hold up nicely in the wash too! I’ve washed and dried mine two times now — perfect!" —Heather and Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 40 colors, also available in sets of two or three).

    13. A stretchy chambray pant made of a soft linen blend that'll keep your legs happy all day. Plus, those back pockets make them look way more elevated than your favorite sweats. 

    front of model wearing the cropped pants
    back of model wearing the cropped pants
    Old Navy

    Promising review: "Super, super cute and lightweight. Will be great for summer and my trip to Mexico!" —anonymous

    Get it from Old Navy for $19 (originally $39.99; available in sizes XS–4X). 

    14. An elastic waist pant if you're someone who thinks of summer as an opportunity to get your Coastal Grandma style on. Five minutes into wearing these breezy beauties you'll start to feel like you're starring in your very own Nancy Meyers rom-com. 

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! I wasn’t sure about them since I couldn’t tell if they would be see through or how well they would fit and what not, but they aren’t see through, fit well, and are really comfortable. They’re my favorite pants to wear to work! Definitely worth the purchase! I’m considering getting more in different colors!" —Brooklyn & Justin

    Get it from Amazon for $5.68+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 15 colors). 

    15. A floral pant any fun print-lover would be thrilled to add to their wardrobe. Plus, its cotton/linen-blend fabric will keep things from getting too sweaty. 

    model wearing the yellow floral pants
    model wearing the pink floral pants
    PrivateTailor / Etsy

    PrivateTailor is a small biz making simple yet stylish pieces that are custom tailored to fit you perfectly. 

    Promising review: "They’re perfect. Light, textured, comfortable, and very wellllll sewn! I'm a fashion school dropout (due to hating tailoring); however, I love a good tailor. Well done and well appreciated. :) Thank you!" —Lexi Hsu

    Get it from PrivateTailor on Etsy for $132.99+ (available in sizes XS–6XL, or you can provide your measurements for a custom size, and in three colors). 

    16. A denim jogger with elastic hems so you can wear them bunched up, cuffed, or any way you'd like! They really look like jeans, but the stretchy material and drawstring waistband make them wayyy more comfy. 

    reviewer wearing the denim joggers bunched up to mid-calf
    reviewer wearing the denim joggers with the ankles cuffed

    Promising review: "This denim is soft and the fit is roomy, with a comfortable elastic waist. I love the distressed look and the denim is lightweight, which I find very wearable and comfortable. I ordered one size up from what I normally wear, and I decided that after reading the comments others have written here about fit. I'm very happy with my purchase and plan on buying another pair in the lighter denim shade." —Bnjs196

    Get it from Amazon for $35.98+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 25 colors/styles). 

    17. A minimalist pair of high-rise pants made with a bit of spandex to keep you cool. These are definitely office appropriate, but would also make the best casual "running errands on the weekend" pants since the 98% cotton material will help keep sweating at bay. 

    model wearing the green pants
    model wearing the black pants

    Promising review: "Love these pants. They are perfectly cropped, but I could cuff them. The style is meant to be loose, and I found my usual size worked well. If you want a snugger fit, size down. Love the material; I think it will be great for summer." —v

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in sizes 00–26 and four colors — not all colors available in all sizes).

    18. A colorful pair of boho-inspired pants you'll probably be living in once you see how carefree they feel and how groovy they look. No downward-facing dogs required!

    reviewer wearing the blue pants
    model wearing the green pants

    Promising review: "The most comfortable pants I've ever worn. I don't even know why I would bother wearing anything else. Fits great, silky soft, lightweight, and breathable. Perfect summer pants when it's a tiny bit cool for shorts but too warm for yoga pants or jeans. Purple is just as vibrant as the pictures." —tatianna

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in one size designed to fit sizes XS–L, another size designed to fit sizes XL–2XL, and another size designed to fit sizes 2XL–3XL, and in 28 colors/patterns). 

    19. A billowy pair of cotton-linen blend wide-leg pants that would look so cute with a fitted tank or crop top. And best of all, they can be custom tailored to your measurements!

    model wearing the white pants
    model wearing the pink pants
    CharmWoodSigns / Etsy

    CharmWoodSigns is a small biz that makes dreamy, minimalist clothing in custom sizes.

    Promising review: "I love these pants. So light and loose. I will wear them from spring through fall. Thanks for the personal touch!" —Gretchen Curtis

    Get it from CharmWoodSigns on Etsy for $81.30+ (available in sizes XS–6XL, or you can customize with your measurements, and in 34 colors).

    20. A roomy but well-tailored palazzo pant to give you some structure up top and a cool, loose fit below. I'm eyeing that houndstooth print.  👀

    reviewer wearing the houndstooth pants
    reviewer wearing the green pants

    Promising review: "These are the best pants I’ve ever bought online. They’re so comfortable, stretchy, breathable, and not see-through. I get so many compliments on them too! Definitely buying more." —erica taylor gonzales

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 23 colors/patterns). 

    21. Or, a laid-back pair of tie-waist palazzo pants I can envision you walking down the boardwalk in, ice cream cone in hand. And not only are they comfy, they're also wrinkle-resistant and anti-static. 

    model wearing the multicolored floral pants and a matching bra top

    Promising review: "The perfect summer pants. I adore these pants. They are stylish, yet super comfortable. The fabric is smooth and breathable. They fit well, but are just a tad bit long on my short legs." —Marisa

    Get it from Summersalt for $95 (available in sizes XS–2X and eight colors/prints — not all styles available in all sizes).

    22. A pair of tapered joggers for anyone who likes a more fitted look, but without feeling super constricted. These bbs are made with lightweight linen, and the adjustable waist makes them extra comfy!

    reviewer in blue drawstring waist joggers