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These 'really flattering' cropped linen trousers are a wardrobe staple

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John Lewis' linen trousers are a spring wardrobe must-have. (John Lewis/Yahoo Life UK)

As the weather slowly warms up, a pair of linen trousers are one of the most reliable items you can have in your wardrobe for spring and summer. Lightweight, breathable and versatile, linen is the perfect fabric to keep you cool and this pair of John Lewis Cropped Linen Trousers ticks every box.

With five-star reviews already flooding in despite them being new, we had to share them with you before they inevitably sell out. Costing £45, they're an investment you're sure to get lots of wear out of for years to come.

Available in thee colours - navy, forest green and natural - this pair of trousers is perfect for spring and summer. 

£45 at John Lewis

Here's everything you need to know about why they're worth a spot in your wardrobe.

Why we rate it

These linen trousers have been designed with a mid-rise waist and wide-leg for a ultra-flattering fit and are made from pure linen for a super-light and breathable feel.

Available in sizes eight to 20, you can shop them in three different colours; navy, forest green and natural. So, you have all the classic colour options to choose from.

Wear them for work or for your weekend plans. (John Lewis)
Wear them for work or for your weekend plans. (John Lewis)
(John Lewis)
The matching blazer makes for the most comfortable looking suit we've ever seen. (John Lewis)
Shoppers say they 'love the shade of navy', so we think the blue will be a popular pick. (John Lewis & Partners)
Shoppers say they 'love the shade of navy', so we think the blue will be a popular pick. (John Lewis)

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They're incredibly versatile too, keep things casual with a white t-shirt and sandals or pair it with a blouse and the £79 matching blazer to look suited and booted for a day at the office.

What the reviews say

John Lewis shoppers rate the trousers for their flattering length, comfortable fit and summery colours:

  • "I loved these so much I bought them in blue! Good sizing, a little big round the waist but fitted my hips well. Lovely wide leg. Can dress up or down and will be perfect for summer."

  • "Lovely cropped linen trousers. Great fit and comfortable with it."

  • "For me cropped or linen trousers can be hit and miss...But this is really flattering. The cropped length is just right."

  • "I love these trousers, a super product and so comfy. Love the colour and the material. It is great to wear now or in the summer months."

  • "Love the trousers, really comfortable to wear and smart."

  • "Love these trousers - great shade of navy and a flattering fit. At 5ft 6in these are definitely cropped on me."

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If you love a matching co-ord, why not try the matching blazer. Costing £79, it comes in four colours, navy and natural to accompany the trousers, as well as blue twill and red if you prefer a pop of colour.

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Shoppers say this lightweight linen blazer comes up big with an oversized fit, so if you're looking for a more form-fitting style, we'd recommend sizing down. 

£79 at John Lewis