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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: Amazon
CAMIXA Plus Size Linen Shirts
This CAMIXA black linen shirt has button closures and is made from linen sourced from France (fancy!) that breathes and keeps the torso cool in rising temperatures.
This “boyfriend style” 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.”
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 two 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! And you can also grab a sleeveless version. 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.”
NYDJ Blue Linen Shirt
This NYDJ peasant blouse is another lovely take on this popular style. The versatility of this is kind of boundless and can be worn around home, or on a paradise holiday paired with a sun hat, white shorts, and flip flops.
The elastic cuffs and tie at the neck add beautiful, classic details which means you can wear this piece time and again.
Shop Sizes 2-22: Boden
Boden Long Sleeve Linen Shirt
This Boden linen shirt for women is chic, modern, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns that will add a jolt of summer color. For a capsule wardrobe, it’s best to have bottoms that are neutral, and then you can add bursts of color with tops or accessories. This top will do that tenfold!
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 inverted pleated on the back. You can also choose a normal length or a longer length to suit your personal style!
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: H&M
H&M Womens Linen Button Down Shirt
Packable, easy to wear, and perfect for work, vacation, or play—it’ll look amazing any way you want to wear it!
Grayson Hero Tumbled Long Sleeve Linen Shirts
This airy-looking Grayson blouse is perfect for a summer road trip where you might be splitting time between camping and hoteling and may need something that’s both casual and chic.
The back pleat and curved hem mean it looks awesome tucked in or out. One review says it all, “Beautiful and NOT a see-through linen top. Great price and a top you can wear tied up or tucked into jeans This top drapes nicely and you can wear it all year. Sturdy and well made.”
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Uniqlo
Uniqlo Linen Shirt Long-Sleeve
This travel wardrobe staple is demonstrative of Uniqlo 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. Comes in sizes XXS-XXL and multiple colors, like this pretty pink linen shirt.
Check out TFG editor-in-chief Alex’s spring haul this year (some cute blouses included)!
Best 3/4 Sleeve Linen Shirt
Shop Sizes 2-16 and 16W-24W: Amazon
Foxcroft Journey Chambray Linen Shirt
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 and straight hem mean it’s wonderful for a work meeting, or terrific for a faraway conference.
Shop Sizes 2-20: Amazon
Chico’s No-Iron Button Up Linen Shirt
Totally lightweight and a wash-and-wear style (goodbye iron!), this is an excellent addition to a business travel capsule wardrobe or something to wear at home. One review sums it up nicely, “It fits me perfectly. Linen shirt wrinkles are no fun so I love the fact that it’s a no-iron product.”
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.
Eileen Fisher Organic Linen Button-Up Shirt
This boxy Eileen Fisher linen shirt is meant to be airy and can be layered with a tank top underneath, or worn alone. One reviewer can’t get enough of this piece. “Perfect top for summer! It’s quality, loose-fitting, and comfortable. I love it!”
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.
These women’s wrinkle free shirts will make packing a breeze!
Best Short Sleeve Linen Shirt
Shop: L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean Linen Camp Shirt
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 user describes it well, “Love me some blue linen shirts, like this one. It’s a pretty color, cool, and comfortable.”
Shop: J. Crew
J. Crew Short-Sleeve Linen Popover
We love this brand at TFG, and this lovely J Crew linen shirt is no different! This beauty comes in regular, petite, or tall sizes and in tons of pretty colors.
Created from Beauchamps linen, which comes from European flax, the medium weight fabric has a polish that makes this pullover feel 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!” We certainly can’t blame her! Users do say this shirt fits large, so maybe size down.
Rails Thea Tie Hem Shirt
Perfect as a swimsuit cover or over a camisole, this Rails striped linen shirt has a tie at the hem with a plunging neck hemline that also looks fab as a main top with any bottoms of your choice.
One reviewer says, “What a great top! Comfy, great fit, able to dress up or dress down. Rails is one of my new favorite brands.” In fact, this is the perfect linen shirt for beach wedding occasions that are more relaxed. Just pair with a flowy skirt and fancy flip-flops!
Ralph Lauren Dolman-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
This classy Ralph Lauren linen shirt is fitting for work, after hours functions, or as a relaxed vacation addition. At hip length, the high-low hem looks pretty tucked in or out. Wear a lace camisole underneath and pair with dress pants, jeans, or more.
The cuffed sleeves are a lovely touch too and you can never have a style misstep with white linen shirts! One user says, “I’m very happy with the fit of this shirt and it looks great with a cute pair of shorts.”
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Uniqlo
Uniqlo Linen Blend Short-Sleeve Shirt
This linen shirt Uniqlo short-sleeve style is guaranteed soft and lightweight for summer. The open collar gives it a laid back look but is still tasteful for work and playful for cocktail hour in any setting (after work or holiday).
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.”
The linen shirts Uniqlo sells are always reasonably priced, have a range of sizes and come in multiple colors, and this piece is no exception!
Best Sleeveless Linen Shirt
Shop XS-XXL: Amazon
Amazon Essentials Sleeveless Linen Blouse
This Amazon Essentials linen blend blouse is a huge favorite for its feels and look. The button front and spread collar mean it’s perfect for a classic pairing of jeans and sneakers, but it’s versatile enough to dress up for work too!
One review speaks volumes of its quality, “I’ve now bought this top in two colors, and both have looked and fit great! It gets very hot and humid where I live, so the linen fabric is ideal for staying cool while still looking professional.”
Comes in sizes XS-XXL and a team of colors. At hip length, wear it tucked in or out—your choice! For travel, short sleeve linen shirt womens styles are lightweight and their wicking ability makes them a sound choice to bring along for a warm destination.
Mango Linen-blend Mao Shirt
This reasonably priced Mango womens white linen shirt is an airy sustainable linen fabric with front button closure, a lovely patch pocket, and the dart detail on the back gives this piece a touch of sophistication.
At TFG, we adore versatility and linen pieces for summer like this can be dressed up or down. Style with jeans, work pants, or skirts.
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Banana Republic
Banana Republic Collarless Linen Shirt
Look absolutely summery and ready for an outdoor party in this Banana Republic linen shirt. The delicate buttons, flutter-sleeve detail, and sweetheart neckline make it utterly feminine.
The linen/cotton blend means you’ll look and feel refreshing, and be comfortable. One wearer gives a review, “This top is awesome. It’s stretchy and the material is very sturdy. It’s a great summer top and can be paired with jeans or shorts.”
If you’re looking for linen shirts for beach wedding events too, this beauty can step up! Comes in a variety of sizes and other gorgeous patterns.
J. Jill Womens Linen Tunic Shirt
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. This A-line button tunic is light, cooling, and versatile to wear with a number of bottoms. You could also unbutton it and layer with a cute tank top. Comes in regular, petite, tall, and plus sizes. One reviewer says of the sizing, “Absolutely love this tunic. J.Jill is the one place I can go to and know the size I order will fit perfectly.”
Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Old Navy
Old Navy Henley Band Collar Linen Shirt
Be casual-cool in this Old Navy linen shirt, that’s a Henely style, with a banded collar and delicate button details. The uber short cap sleeves add a feminine touch and the curve-like hem gives it a nice silhouette. Wear it tucked in or out and pair with a range of bottoms and shoes.
The linen-jersey blend makes this shirt super soft and a light choice for work, school, or travel in the heat. One review says, “Love the way this red linen shirt fits! It’s lightweight and great for summer.”
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Best Linen Shirt Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Best Long Sleeve Linen Shirt|
|CAMIXA Plus Size Linen Shirts||This “boyfriend style” shirt is loose fitting for a comfy, stretchy fit and you can roll the cuffs to create a more casual look.||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|
|NYDJ Blue Linen Shirt||The elastic cuffs and tie at the neck add beautiful, classic details which means you can wear this piece time and again.||Check Price|
|Boden Long Sleeve Linen Shirt||This Boden linen shirt for women is chic, modern, and comes in a variety of colors and patterns that will add a jolt of summer color.||Check Price|
|H&M Womens Linen Button Down Shirt||Packable, easy to wear, and perfect for work, vacation, or play—it’ll look amazing any way you want to wear it!||Check Price|
|Grayson Hero Tumbled Long Sleeve Linen Shirts||This top drapes nicely and you can wear it all year. Sturdy and well made.”||Check Price|
|Uniqlo Linen Shirt Long-Sleeve||“I think I have five of them now and they are great!”||Check Price|
|Best 3/4 Sleeve Linen Shirt|
|Foxcroft Journey Chambray Linen Shirt||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.||Check Price|
|Chico’s No-Iron Button Up Linen Shirt||“It fits me perfectly. Linen shirt wrinkles are no fun so I love the fact that it’s a no-iron product.”||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 Organic Linen Button-Up Shirt||Perfect top for summer! It’s quality, loose fitting, and comfortable. I love it!”||%STAR-% Check Price|
|Best Short Sleeve Linen Shirt|
|L.L. Bean Linen Camp Shirt||If you plan on camping or glamping this summer, an LL Bean linen shirt like this one can keep you comfy, cool, and looking cute.||Check Price|
|J. Crew Short-Sleeve Linen Popover||Created from beauchamps linen, which comes from European flax, the medium weight fabric has a polish that makes this pullover top feel easygoing, yet look stylish all at once!||Check Price|
|Rails Thea Tie Hem Shirt||“What a great top! Comfy, great fit, able to dress up or dress down. Rails is one of my new favorite brands.”||Check Price|
|Ralph Lauren Dolman-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt||“I’m very happy with the fit of this shirt and it looks great with a cute pair of shorts.”||Check Price|
|Uniqlo Linen Blend Short-Sleeve Shirt||“I love this shirt. I bought it in black and it's very versatile. I can wear it with jeans to dinner or with dress pants to a work event. It's also very cool and comfortable for the summertime.”||Check Price|
|Best Sleeveless Linen Shirt|
|Amazon Essentials Sleeveless Linen Blouse||“I've now bought this top in two colors, and both have looked and fit greatly! It gets very hot and humid where I live, so the linen fabric is ideal for staying cool while still looking professional.”||Check Price|
|Mango Linen-blend Mao Shirt||A lovely patch pocket, and a dart detail on the back gives this piece a touch of sophistication.||Check Price|
|Banana Republic Collarless Linen Shirt||“This top is awesome. It’s stretchy and the material is very sturdy. It's a great summer top and can be paired with jeans or shorts.”||Check Price|
|J. Jill Womens Linen Tunic Shirt||“Absolutely love this tunic. J.Jill is the one place I can go to and know the size I order will fit perfectly.”||Check Price|
|Old Navy Henley Band Collar Linen Shirt||“Love the way this red linen shirt fits! It’s lightweight and great for summer.”||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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