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Women’s linen shirts are a lightweight option for the summer because they’re absorbent and an awesome conductor of heat. Get cool and look cool in these linen shirts women love!
Best Womens Linen Shirt
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At TFG, we get this question a lot, “Are linen shirts cool and won’t make me overheat in the summer?”
The answer: YES!
Linen shirt womens styles have come a long way from scratchy and uncomfortable and when it comes to travel, they’re actually a light and airy option for hot-weather destinations because they conduct heat and have sweat-wicking properties that make the fabric feel cool to the touch.
The other wonderful thing is how versatile summer linen shirts are. They go with jeans, cropped pants, shorts (or skorts). Perfect for workdays, weekend getaways, tropical vacations, or city exploring.
Get ready for fun days under the sun, because we’re sure these linen shirts womens faves will make their way into your summer wardrobe!
Best Long Sleeve Linen Shirt
Shop Sizes 1X-3X: Nordstrom
Eileen Fisher Organic Plus Size Linen Shirts
This Eileen Fisher black linen shirt has button closures and is made from organic linen that breathes and keeps the torso cool in rising temperatures.
This slightly boxy shirt is loose fitting for a comfy, stretchy fit, and you can roll the cuffs to create a more casual look. Comes in womens linen shirts plus sizes (1X-3X) and wearers say it’s “nice feeling” and “beautiful.”
You can also obtain the standard version of this organic linen blouse in sizes XS-XL at Nordstrom as well!
Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon
CAMIXA Linen Shirt Dress Button Front
This CAMIXA white linen shirt is a summer classic that can be worn season after season. This easy fitting and comfy “boyfriend style” can be your casual top for hanging around town, or works well for travel because of the versatility to roll up sleeves and use the one front pockets which can hold most smartphones. Comes in tons of colors too!
The mother of pearl buttons adds a lovely polish to this one nicely! One reviewer says, “I LOVE this slim fit linen shirt! I’ve only had it a short while but I’ve gotten so many compliments on it.”
Rails Charli Stripe Blue Linen Shirt
The curved hem is great for tucking in and the delicate, embroidered flowers adds a dash of a summer vibe! Available in sizes XS-XL.
Rails is a popular brand for their linen and linen blend shirts, find more of them here!
Shop: Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer Long Sleeve Linen Shirt (Petite and Plus Sizes Available)
This Eddie Bauer linen shirt for women is chic, modern, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns that will add a jolt of ease and fun to your summer! The fabric is lightweight and soft, and uber versatile, having double pockets and it can be tucked in or out, and will look clean tucked into pants due to the curved hem on the back.
Caslon Womens Linen Button Down Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)
One user shares, “The fabric is comfortable and lightweight yet not sheer, and the blue color is pretty.”
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Nordstrom
Tommy Bahama Coastalina Long Sleeve Linen Shirts
The high-quality design and curved hem mean it looks awesome tucked in or out. And one wearer agrees, “This shirt is exceptionally lovely. Beautiful fabric and tailoring with gold thread detailing on inside edges. Lovely mother of pearl buttons and It fits loosely, which is perfect for hot, summer days.”
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Gap
Gap Boyfriend Linen Shirt Long-Sleeve
This travel wardrobe staple is demonstrative of Gap linen shirts, which wearers love. One user says, “I think I have five of them now and they are great!”
You can layer this with a tee underneath, leave it out or tuck it in, or tie it at your waist. It’s made of soft, premium 100% linen and will not leave you sweating under the summer sun. One long-time fan of these says, “I order linen shirts from the Gap every summer and this doesn’t disappoint. Good quality. Easy to wear. Love it!”
Comes in sizes XXS-XXL and multiple colors, like this pretty pink linen shirt.
Check out editor-in-chief Alex’s past spring hauls to see some cute blouses included!
Best 3/4 Sleeve Linen Shirt
Shop Sizes 4-18 and 14 Plus-24 Plus: Amazon
Foxcroft Liberty Chambray Linen Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)
The linen shirts Amazon sells get top marks, like this lovely chambray Foxcroft blouse which has side slits that give it an easy-going fit. Its classic shape, straight hem, and side button details mean it’s wonderful for a work meeting, or terrific for a faraway conference.
One reviewer says it’s a great, warm weather shirt, but ensure you size up as this can fit a bit small. Tuck it into dress pants, jeans, or wear under leggings. Grab this in sizes 4-18 and 14 Plus-24 Plus at Amazon.
Caslon Balloon Sleeve Linen Top (Plus Sizes Available)
For something fun and elevated, this Caslon linen top has stylish bubble sleeves, a flattering v-neck neck and a hem that looks great tucked into paperbag shorts or skirts.
Totally lightweight and comfy to wear due to stretchy elastic in the sleeves and airy fit, this makes a must-get for a vacay in the sun. One reviewer shares, “Nice fitting linen shirt. I love the style and length. Very on trend for the summer season.”
FTCayanz Jacquard Linen Tunic
This FTCayanz tunic is reminiscent of a hot, summer night with a frothy cocktail in hand. It’s a cotton-linen shirt so it’s breathable and comfortable for toasty weather, but the 3/4 sleeves and button details give it a sophisticated feel.
One review espouses its features. “LOVE this. The fabric feels and looks wonderful. The shirt is very well made.” However, some wearers say this can fit big, so consider sizing down.
Shop Sizes XXS-L: Nordstrom
Eileen Fisher Bateau Organic Linen Shirt
This boxy Eileen Fisher pullover is meant to be airy and can be layered with a tank top underneath, or worn with a flesh colored bra. The ties on the sides are a big hit with users, one elaborates, “Love this, especially appreciate the detail of the ties/bow at either sides t to either tighten or loosen as desired.”
Though this brand is pricey, TFG readers often cite their short sleeve linen shirts women styles as a travel fave and this one is 100% organic linen which is guaranteed to be soft, breathable, and likely last for years. Ideal for work during balmy summer days, or pack it up for a vacation. Comes in sizes XXS-L.
These women’s wrinkle free shirts will make packing a breeze!
Best Short Sleeve Linen Shirt
Shop Sizes XXS-3X: J. Crew
J. Crew Short Sleeve Linen Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)
Sourced from the famous Baird McNutt mill, the lightweight fabric has a polish that makes this button up easygoing, yet look stylish all at once! One review says, “Should I be embarrassed to say I bought this J Crew linen shirt womens style in four colors? Absolutely not! I would have been stupid not to! It is perfect! They will be my go-to all summer!”
You can also get the same shirt in a long sleeve version here!
L.L. Bean Washable Linen Shirt (Petite and Plus Sizes Available)
If you plan on camping or glamping this summer, an LL Bean linen shirt like this one can keep you comfy, airy, and looking cute.
A washable linen sourced from European flax, according to wearers it feels soft and is a wonderful hot weather shirt that has a relaxed fit. One traveler shares, “I love this shirt and ordered in two colors for a summer cruise to Greece. I was worried about the heat and wanted some linen items. The shape is flattering and they’re cool and comfortable. Can be paired with anything!”
Madewell Beachside Linen Top (Plus Sizes Available)
Perfect as a cover up or over a camisole, this Madewell shirt has simple, clean design with two cute front pockets, and a longer shirttail for a relaxed feel. This is the perfect linen shirt for the beach. Just pair with a flowy skirt and fancy flip-flops!
Caslon Linen Camp Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)
This cute Caslon linen short sleeve is a relaxed vacation addition, whether you’re hitting a beachy destination or camping in your own backyard. The cuffed sleeves and gathers at the shoulders is a lovely touch too! So versatile with anything, this comes in sizes XXS-XXL and plus sizes 1X-4X.
If you’re looking for strictly white linen shirts that are similar, this Ralph Lauren linen shirt is a more elevated version that’s elegant and simple!
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Macy’s
Charter Club Linen Shirt Short Sleeve
This linen pullover top by Charter Club is guaranteed soft and lightweight for summer. The v-neck collar gives it a laid back look and the tie at the waist evokes instant beach vibes. Would be fab paired with summer shorts, a skirt, or linen pants (to complete your outfit!).
One reviewer gives her stamp of approval. “I love this shirt. I bought it in black and it’s very versatile. I can wear it with jeans for dinner or with dress pants for a work event. It’s also very cool and comfortable for the summertime.”
These are reasonably priced, come in sizes XS-L, and have multiple colors to choose from!
Best Sleeveless Linen Shirt
Shop XXS-3X: J.Crew
J. Crew Sleeveless Linen Tank (Plus Sizes Available)
For travel, short sleeve linen shirt womens styles are lightweight and their wicking ability makes them a sound choice for a warm destination. And this adorable J.Crew linen tank top certainly fits that bill, along with being a huge favorite for its feels and look.
Reviewers say it fits well, with a relaxed look and pairs beautifully with jeans and sneakers, but it’s versatile enough to dress up with a flowy skirt and strappy sandals! One says, “The linen fabric is a very nice and washes well. It’s comfortable and cool to wear in a hot, sunny climate.”
Comes in sizes XXS-3X and a team of colors.
Tommy Bahama Coastalina Linen Top
Known for their summer collections, this Tommy Bahama womens white linen shirt is an airy sustainable fabric with front button closure, an elegant notch collar, and pleating on the back that gives this piece a touch of sophistication. If you aren’t keen on white, this also comes in a light blue color!
At TFG, we adore versatility and linen pieces for summer like this can be dressed up or down. One review says, “This is an absolutely beautiful top! It’s easy to wear and keeps me so cool.”
Banana Republic Linen Roll Cuff Tank (Petite Sizes Available)
The linen fabric means you’ll look and feel refreshing, and be comfortable. If you’re looking for linen shirts for beach wedding events too, and not the main event, this elegant piece can step up! One user agrees, “Love this!! So comfy and can be dressed up or down with accessories. My go-to for summer tanks.”
Shop Sizes XS-XL and Petite Sizes XSP-XLP: J.Jill
Jill Sleeveless Linen Top (Petite Sizes Available)
J Jill linen shirts like this are uber-popular with TFG readers, naming them as a fave brand for travel. Their clothes are durable, classic, and comfortable without sacrificing style.
Their ladies linen shirts deliver, as usual. The beautiful graphic pattern makes this unique looking, and it’s versatile to wear with a number of bottoms. Bonus feature, it has two well-hidden pockets!
Shop Sizes XS-4X: Old Navy
Old Navy Linen-Blend Top (Tall, Petite, and Plus Sizes Available)
Be casual-cool in this Old Navy linen shirt, which is a flattering halter style with a lovely peplum hem. This chic piece is made for a beach town or humid place and can go with a range of bottoms and sandals.
One review says, “Love the way this copper red linen shirt fits! It’s lightweight and great for summer.” So super soft and a light choice for travel indeed!
The best tank tops for women are comfy and versatile!
Best Linen Shirt Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Best Long Sleeve Linen Shirt|
|Eileen Fisher Organic Plus Size Linen Shirts||“nice feeling” and “beautiful.”||Check Price|
|CAMIXA Linen Shirt Dress Button Front||“I LOVE this slim fit linen shirt! I’ve only had it a short while but I’ve gotten so many compliments on it.”||Check Price|
|Rails Charli Stripe Blue Linen Shirt||The curved hem is great for tucking in and the delicate, embroidered flowers adds a dash of a summer vibe!||Check Price|
|Eddie Bauer Long Sleeve Linen Shirt (Petite and Plus Sizes Available)||“Nice shirt, can wear on many occasions. Washes up nicely.”||Check Price|
|Caslon Womens Linen Button Down Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)||“The fabric is comfortable and lightweight yet not sheer, and the blue color is pretty.”||Check Price|
|Tommy Bahama Coastalina Long Sleeve Linen Shirts||“This shirt is exceptionally lovely. Beautiful fabric and tailoring with gold thread detailing on inside edges. Lovely mother of pearl buttons and It fits loosely, which is perfect for hot, summer days.”||Check Price|
|Gap Boyfriend Linen Shirt Long-Sleeve||One long-time fan of these says, “I order linen shirts from the Gap every summer and this doesn't disappoint. Good quality. Easy to wear. Love it!”||Check Price|
|Best 3/4 Sleeve Linen Shirt|
|Foxcroft Liberty Chambray Linen Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)||One reviewer says it’s a great, warm weather shirt, but ensure you size up as this can fit a bit small.||Check Price|
|Caslon Balloon Sleeve Linen Top (Plus Sizes Available)||“Nice fitting linen shirt. I love the style and length. Very on trend for the summer season.”||Check Price|
|FTCayanz Jacquard Linen Tunic||Perfectly paired with shorts or slim cropped pants, and espadrilles or sandals, you’ll be summer pretty!||Check Price|
|Eileen Fisher Bateau Organic Linen Shirt||“Love this, especially appreciate the detail of the ties/bow at either sides t to either tighten or loosen as desired.”||Check Price|
|Best Short Sleeve Linen Shirt|
|J. Crew Short Sleeve Linen Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)||“Should I be embarrassed to say I bought this J Crew linen shirt womens style in four colors? Absolutely not! I would have been stupid not to! It is perfect! They will be my go-to all summer!”||Check Price|
|L.L. Bean Washable Linen Shirt (Petite and Plus Sizes Available)||“I love this shirt and ordered in two colors for a summer cruise to Greece. I was worried about the heat and wanted some linen items. The shape is flattering and they’re cool and comfortable. Can be paired with anything!”||Check Price|
|Madewell Breezewoven Beachside Linen Top||This is the perfect linen shirt for the beach. Just pair with a flowy skirt and fancy flip-flops!||Check Price|
|Caslon Linen Camp Shirt (Plus Sizes Available)||This cute Caslon linen short sleeve is a relaxed vacation addition, whether you’re hitting a beachy destination or camping in your own backyard.||Check Price|
|Charter Club Linen Shirt Short Sleeve||“I love this shirt. I bought it in black and it's very versatile. I can wear it with jeans for dinner or with dress pants for a work event. It's also very cool and comfortable for the summertime.”||Check Price|
|Best Sleeveless Linen Shirt|
|J. Crew Sleeveless Linen Tank (Plus Sizes Available)||One says, “The linen fabric is a very nice and washes well. It’s comfortable and cool to wear in a hot, sunny climate.”||Check Price|
|Tommy Bahama Coastalina Linen Top||One review says, “This is an absolutely beautiful top! It’s easy to wear and keeps me so cool.”||Check Price|
|Banana Republic Linen Roll Cuff Tank (Petite Sizes Available)||One user agrees, “Love this!! So comfy and can be dressed up or down with accessories. My go-to for summer tanks.”||Check Price|
|Jill Sleeveless Linen Top (Petite Sizes Available)||One reviewer says, “Nice summer top. Washes well, and easy to dry in the dryer to get wrinkles out or air dry it.”||Check Price|
|Old Navy Linen-Blend Top (Tall, Petite, and Plus Sizes Available)||One review says, “Love the way this copper red linen shirt fits! It’s lightweight and great for summer.” So super soft and a light choice for travel indeed!||Check Price|
How to Wear Linen Shirt in Versatile Ways
Besides being lightweight and breathable for the summer months, linen shirt women styles can be worn in a variety of ways. Most have the ability to be tucked in or out and be paired with anything from dress work pants, casual jeans, skirts, or shorts.
If you’re going for a solid color, some dangly earrings add a wonderful touch or use simple jewelry with a patterned blouse. You could even go for a linen shirt and pants together, why not?
You can stick to black linen shirt womens styles or white linen shirt womens styles if you really want to go classic. But, an injection of color in your tops can also work with neutral colored bottoms. The key is to stick to the same color story and then you can be playful with choosing colors/patterns.
For travel, try to employ the three-wear rule. Your linen shirt outfit should be versatile enough to be worn in at least three different settings—usually light activity, casual sightseeing, or a fun evening out. The best shoes to go with linen shirt material is endless! Ankle boots, sneakers, flats, or sandals are all style contenders!
How to Wash Linen Shirt When Traveling
Linen shirt care can seem daunting when on a vacation, but it’s actually simpler than you think!
When it comes to washing linen shirts, they can be hand washed and hung to dry. The benefit of this fabric is it dries quickly. You certainly wouldn’t have to do this every day on your trip. For example, on a ten-day trip, you could wash items around the third or fourth day. Linen’s quick-drying properties mean it won’t immediately smell upon wearing it.
Also, check out this tutorial on how to hand wash clothes while traveling!
How to Iron Linen Shirt During Travel
When linen shirts wrinkle it can be annoying, and though this fabric generally has a more lived-in look, that doesn’t mean you want overkill when traveling. Here are some tips that may help:
- When packing linen clothes for travel, roll items, and smooth out the fabric with your hand as roll, place it tightly into a packing cube.
- Upon arrival at your accommodation, hang your linen pieces unless they’re specifically no-iron. That can help smooth out some creases.
- Another item that TFG readers recommend is to bring a travel steamer. It’s a swift way to remove wrinkles from linen travel clothes, especially if you’re on a business trip and need to look professional and polished.
How to Pack Your Summer Linen Shirt
If you’re planning a getaway and want to take any women linen shirt pieces, start with packing cubes, they will seriously change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. See more in the video below.
Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!
To pack women linen shirts, you probably want to roll vs. fold, to decrease the wrinkle factor. If you need more help, we also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel.
If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped millions travel carry-on only!
To help remove wrinkles from clothes, check out the best travel steamers!
What are your favorite womens linen shirts blouses? Share in the comments below!
For more women’s shirts, please read:
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