The #1 Item to Pack for Your Next Beach Vacation (That's Not a Swimsuit)

You might think that a bikini is the most important thing to pack for your next vacation, and we won’t argue that it’s key for any beach getaway. But what about all of those other hours spent exploring cliffsides by bike, or sipping exotic cocktails near the shore? That’s where linen pants have you covered.

The breathable fabric makes the pants perfect for weekends away and designers have cool silhouettes in patterns from nautical stripes to tropical fruit motifs. An essential piece for summer, wear yours with tucked-in button-downs at the office and switch to off-the-shoulder tops with statement earrings for vacation. We’ve rounded up our favorite pairs from designers like Reformation, Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, and more.

Keep clicking to see the 16 best linen pants for women and some styles to shop for your next vacation.

This paperbag-waist is very flattering.

The extra-wide cut is extremely breathable.

Keep these looking nautical with a striped boater top.

Have a little fun with this fruity pattern.

Add a ruffled top to make this look vacation-ready.

This high-waisted style looks great with a cropped off-the-shoulder top.

You can’t go wrong with a white linen pant for vacation.

These are also available in other colors.

Next, read about the most popular beach bags for summer.

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