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!