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    25 Lightweight Pants That’ll Help Keep You Cool This Summer

    Joggers, culottes, and even *gasp* bellbottoms, all in lightweight fabrics your legs will love.

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

    1. A pair of striped stretch pants you won't be able to HELP but dance in. These were undeniably meant to boogie.

    model in wide-leg pants with bright multi-colored vertical stripes and a tie waist

    2. A pair of airy pants whose super wide legs are — to keep it brief — perfection.

    reviewer in super wide-legged beige pants

    3. A drop-crotch harem pant — go ahead and pack up, because you're gonna want to move into these pants and live in them.

    4. A linen pant that is so chic it may just replace your favorite black dress as your go-to confidence outfit.

    model in wide-legged black long pants with an elastic waist

    5. A printed wide-legged pant to add a pop of color to the bottoms portion of your closet that's currently all neutrals.

    model wearing blue, yellow, and orange printed pants standing against a bamboo fence

    6. A pair of cropped aviator pants in a stone gray that'll have you feeling cool in more ways than one.

    model wearing the cropped gray pants with a white tee and a denim jacket

    7. A pair of adorable, picnic-ready linen pants in a gingham print to keep you light and breezy during your next hot summer day in the park.

    model wearing matching gingham print top and bottoms

    8. A linen bib pant that sure, may technically be overalls, but that doesn't mean they won't keep your legs nice and cool while also being one of your most adorable outfits.

    9. Some cropped, wide leg pants in tons of bright colors and bold prints because it's fun to be high-key about low-key styles.

    10. A pair of tie-waist linen pants screaming "fun in the sun" at the top of their lungs!

    model wearing navy blue linen pants with blue loafers

    11. A flowy split-leg style that are not fully pants but are not fully not pants, so you may as well jump on them now and relish in blissful breeziness all summer long.

    12. A pair of pleated palazzo pants with an adjustable drawstring and airy wide legs for a chic look that's still comfy and — say it with me now — COOL.

    A reviewer wearing the pants in mustard
    reviewer photo of them posing in the yellow palazzo pants

    We also included this pair in our picks for pants for people that have sworn off jeans forever.

    Promising review: "These pants are great and will be amazing for summer. I bought them to wear to the pool as a cover-up, but when I tried them on upon receiving I ended up wearing them all day. Super comfortable and look great and retro. I'm 5'6 and about 175 lbs. and they fit me just fine. Waist is elastic and has an adjustable cord, but was not too tight around my waist. Material will likely snag so be careful with any pet claws or what have you, but overall these were a great find." –Leigh Ann

    Get them from Amazon for $18.74+ (available in sizes S–XL and in 22 colors and prints).

    13. A pair of drawstring pants that are going to give your sweatpants a run for their money when it comes to being the most used article in your wardrobe.

    14. A pull-on cotton and linen pant so versatile, you'll be able to rock them at the office, the grocery store, out for drinks, and while you lounge around at home.

    model wearing the blue linen pants with a striped tee and sneakers

    15. A pair of bag waist pants, because a big belt bow is a fabulous accessory in and of itself.

    16. A pair of denim culottes so you can get the jeans look without the hot, restricting jeans feeling. All of the good and none of the bad!

    model wearing belted denim culottes with silver high heels

    17. A pair of linen joggers for anyone who wants to give their usual athleisure look a sophisticated summer twist.

    reviewer in blue drawstring waist joggers

    18. A pair of textured linen pants that kind of look like jeans but *definitely* doesn't feel like them. The linen is lightweight, the texture is super subtle, and the legs are wide and breathable.

    blue linen pants with a closeup of the texture

    19. A pair of printed bell-bottoms so comfy they're equally suited for going to a music festival or for watching one online from your couch. It'll be the latter for a while, but when it's time for the former again, they'll be ready.

    model in stretchy bell-bottoms in small maroon and navy print

    20. A pair of Duer's "No Sweat" pants made with cotton and special cooling, moisture-wicking fibers to keep you comfortable even when you have to wear "real" pants in the heat.

    21. A silk wide-legged trouser so gorgeous, putting them on is going to be the best part of your day.

    model wearing pink and orange silk wide-legged trousers and matching top

    22. Some summery printed joggers you'll want to rock on the beach, on your yoga mat, and just about everywhere else this summer.

    23. A pair of high-waisted pants with colorful stripes that have "vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles" written all over them. Just be careful to not actually spill ice cream on these precious pants.  

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

    Promising review: "These pants fit me so well! Just received the striped pants and LOVE them! They are really cute and will be so nice in warm weather." –Van Wagenen

    Get them from Old Navy for $29.97 (available in sizes XS–XXL).

    24. Some lightweight joggers ideal for anyone who hates shorts but loves a hot n' sweaty summer workout. They're also cute enough to be a staple in your loungewear rotation, too!

    model wearing the pink joggers with a black tee and white sneakers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these pants because I walk a lot and wanted something lightweight for the change of seasons. I love these pants! So comfy I wear them all the time!!" –Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in sizes XS–3XL and in 15 colors and styles).

    25. A statement-making pair of sunflower-printed pants so you can be the belle of the ball, the beach, and the backyard BBQ.

    model posing on a sidewalk wearing the matching sunflower top and bottoms
    Farm Rio

    Farm Rio is a Brazil-based brand that makes *stunning* clothes in the brightest and boldest prints. They're also partnering with One Tree Planted to help in restoration efforts in the Amazon Rainforest and Atlantic Forest. With every purchase you make from Farm Rio, they match that dollar amount in a donation. You can read more about them in our roundup of cool fashion brands to keep on your radar. Oh, and you may just want to pair these pants with their adorable matching top.

    Get them from Farm Rio for $145 (available in sizes XS–XL).

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