Up until about four years ago, I never wore trousers. Looking back, I honestly don’t know how I lived without them. While I still wear dresses or skirts the majority of the time, nothing makes me feel chicer than slipping into a pair of tailored trews.
My affinity for them started when I was hellbent on wearing a suit to a friend’s wedding. It was the summer I had several weddings to attend (they all come at once, don’t they?), and the frock fatigue was real. Granted, it took me longer to find a two-piece that worked for my hourglass, 5’4″ frame than it would have took me to find a cute dress, but in the end, it was worth it. I was the only woman who wore trousers for the big day, and although it was a couple years back, people still comment on how much they loved my outfit.
Perhaps the compliments went to my head, but over the festive period, I fully intend on embracing fancy pants in lieu of dresses once again. With another wedding, nights out, a baby shower and New Year’s Eve party all on the agenda over the next few weeks, I’ll certainly be glad of the change-up, and I think you will be, too. From satin and sequins to velvet and jacquard pants, I guarantee you’ll find a trouser style to suit you. Keep scrolling to see how fashion people wear theirs and then shop my edit of the best party trousers around.
Just because you’re wearing standout trousers doesn’t mean you have to go simple on top.
If in doubt, sequins will always serve you well.
There’s two points of inspiration from Chrystelle—colourful styles and sheer options.
You can always rely on satin to elevate an outfit.
Feather trims aren’t just for dresses.
Party-appropriate pyjama pants? Yes, please.
Not ready to party with jeans just yet? These are the perfect hybrid.
I haven’t stopped thinking about this festive green pair.
Metallics require very little styling. Just add a pair of slingbacks and a simple top.
Ready to go all out? Look to sequins and feathers combined.
Well done, M&S.
Prefer a trouser but ready to show a little leg? Here’s your perfect pair.
These are the definition of party pants.
Sequins always succeed at this time of year.
The combination of croc-effect and silver metallic is so good.
Luscious velvets were made for after-hours.
These trousers are sure to take centre stage.
An understated take on sparkles.
Burgundy + sequins = a perfect match.
We all know Taller Marmo’s fringe dresses, now let me present to you the trousers.
A quieter nod to the festive season.
These look both striking and comfortable.
This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.