We won’t undermine the power of a good party dress, but there’s something to be said about a holiday-ready outfit that doesn’t involve a dress and can still hold its own. Enter the party pant. It's perfect for girls who want to look festive but are either over their dresses or (like me) were never that into them to begin with. What makes these pants great is that, since they already make a statement on their own, all you need to do is add a simple top and heels (we vote T-shirt and pumps), and you’re ready to go! If you ask this editor, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Shop our picks of party-ready pants below!
Cheetah-print pants mean a good time.
You can't not dance in these.
The most heavenly trousers we have ever seen.
Ring in the New Year with all eyes on you!
Velvet and lace make quite the epic duo.
You're guaranteed to be the coolest girl at the party in these.
Style these with a simple bodysuit and sandals.
Rosie Assoulin knows a thing or two about statement pieces.
Flares done right.
We're not picking favorites, but if we were these may or may not have been the one.
No words for these beauties.
Pair these with a black turtleneck and pumps.
Wear these with a T-shirt for a more toned-down look.
A simple yet effective choice.
When in doubt, these pants will always pull through.
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