Don’t get us wrong—we love dressing up just as much as the next gal. There’s just a certain je ne sais quoi about donning a floor-length gown for that special event. And while we're still guilty of hoarding our old prom frocks, bridesmaid dresses, and gala gowns in our spare closet space, we're ready to look beyond the traditional costume when it comes to formal occasions. These are the days of reinterpreting the rules of fashion, after all.
Skinny pants alongside a menswear-inspired blazer (and a bold red lip) will instantly give you that chic, French girl style. Or for a pure power ensemble,
pick a perfectly tailored pair with wide legs and a nipped-in waist worn with sky-high platforms. But don’t worry—pants don’t have to feel overtly masculine. There are plenty of options, ranging from ruffled to over-the-top flared, which lend themselves to a distinctly ladylike vibe. A black jumpsuit will easily become your go-to for every summer cocktail party (please tell your LBD we’re sorry).
The best part? These non-chalantly glamorous styles are super comfy and will keep you in perfect form until the sun comes up...