Yes, You Should Wear Party Pants

Whether you’re tired of wearing dresses to all the weddings you have this season or just want to switch it up, sporting formal outfits with pants will be your next favorite thing. Don’t get us wrong—we love a good gown when it comes to black-tie occasions, but sometimes we just want to give them a break and wear something that’ll allow us to move a bit more freely.

If you thought that pants weren’t quite enough to wear for those dressier events, we might just change your mind. Seen on the red carpet as well as weddings, pants are making the rounds as the cool-girl favorite for formal occasions everywhere.

Ready to skip the dress and opt for a two-legged option? We found the coolest outfits from our favorite fashion girls fit for any fancy occasion you might have on the calendar. Let them inspire your next ensembles, and then shop the looks to make them your own.

See? You don’t have to wear a dress for every formal occasion you attend this year.