5 Casual Holiday Party Outfits with Black Pants

What do you wear to a casual holiday party that’s relaxed but chic? Whether you are dropping by a neighbor’s Open House or having Christmas cocktails and dinner with close friends, you can’t go wrong with a pair of black pants and a festive top.

Here are casual, classy holiday party outfits that look fabulous with black pants.

black holiday top sheer sleeves, black pants

1.  Sheer Holiday Delight

The simplest, most classic dress pants hanging in your closet can quickly transform into a gorgeous holiday look when you add something festive and party-like.

I love this glamorous sheer sleeve top in inky black with these slim-fitting cropped pants. Both are from Talbots where they have a fantastic sale going on right now! This party outfit is romantic, sexy, and pure Christmas glam in an elegant, understated way.

Add a modern pearl necklace and earrings by Dean Davidson to brighten up all black. Then, slip on some glittery bow pumps to dress up your feet. These are my favorites, suede and crystals and they’re so affordable too!

This is a fantastic top if you are looking for a holiday top with sleeves. These pretty sheer sleeves are an easy way to cover your arms, but not look all covered up or weighed and boring. 



holiday top sheer sleeves


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Holiday Looks - Red Satin Twist Top

red top | jeans | bag |shoes |earrings

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2.  Satin Blouse & Black Jeans

For all my gals who won’t give up their jeans….Silk, satin, or any other shiny fabric transforms basic black jeans into a chic holiday look. Add long, dangly earrings, a classy purse, and dainty shoes for a casual, ladylike party look. Don’t forget some sexy shoes. These sheer pointy evening shoes are glamorous and easy to walk in.


crystal sweater faux leather pants

crystal sweater | black faux leather pants | shoes

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3. Crystal Embellished Top, Faux Leather Pants

When friends get together for a little Christmas cheer at a neighborhood party,  how about celebrating in this chic crystal embellished top? This pretty sweater sits beside this luxurious pair of straight-leg faux leather pants.  This is a simple yet modern and very comfy holiday look.




velvet top | jeans | booties | bag | red earrings

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4. Velvet Top + Black Flare Jeans

Black flare jeans are such a cool look and ideal for holiday parties. This romantic velvet top is alluring but classy. Sparkly earrings, booties, and a glittery bag light up this look. This would also be a great New Year’s Eve Outfit.




Holiday Party - Red Blouse

5. Red or Green Top + Black Pants

Nothing says Ho Ho Ho! more than red or green, the colors of Christmas. Wearing a red or green sweater, dress, or blouse with a pair of inky black pants is one of the simplest ways to get your festive.   

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13 thoughts on “5 Casual Holiday Party Outfits with Black Pants

  1. Even mini purses can be cumbersome at a party – trying to hold juggle purses, drink, or hors d’oeuvres. Is it still cool to have a bag with a shoulder strap, or should one ditch the purse altogether? My problem would be the need for a compact; my nose is shinier than Rudolph’s, so I need a touch-up a couple of times during an event. Also, my lipstick won’t stay put, so I need a touch-up with this.

  2. Hi ladies, what should I wear for a New Year’s Eve party at a family member’s home where I’m not allowed to wear shoes? I feel completely naked and embarrassed.
    Thank you very much!!

    1. Hi Leticia, Is it because they fear you tracking in the dirt? What about a new pair of shoes that have not been worn outside or shoes where you’ve washed the soles? If not, I would wear just a couple of slip-on ballet-style slippers. It’s their house, so it is only polite to respect their wishes. Have fun.

      1. Hi Happy Holidays!

        Remember softie socks in your bag; pull on whether you’re wearing tights, leggings, or dressy pants.
        Work, be happy with yourself!

  3. I love these outfits, especially the tops and flats. Let’s dump jeans for the holidays. Some nice black slacks say “class.”

  4. I think these looks would work well even if the invitation didn’t say how to dress. These looks are all classy and look comfy. They’d fit in anywhere. I wish I’d seen this in time to shop for tonight’s party!

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