Just when you thought you'd exhausted your holiday-clothing repertoire of metallic skirts and sequined dresses, you remember your sartorial secret weapon: fancy pants. Yep,"fancy pants" is more than an informal adjective to describe that oh-so-chic coworker — it's a wardrobe power player that's shaking up this year's party circuit. And, thanks to the bone-chilling temperatures seizing the Midwest, the East Coast, and just about everywhere in between, we're more than keen on giving these leg-sheathing options a starring role at our next event.
In sparkles, velvet, and jacquard — whether you're a skirt loyalist or a pant-loving lass, we're urging you to give these festive iterations some thoughtful consideration before hitting the snooze button on your seasonal style with yet another LBD. Class up the typical trouser with plush fabrics, bold prints, embellished accents — the options are endless. Ahead, 18 pretty pairs of party pants that'll give you a leg up on holiday style.