Chic, Festive Holiday Party Pants + 10 Styling Tips

If you’ve been invited to a holiday party and feel more at home in comfy pants than in a short, tight cocktail dress, don’t sweat it. You can look just as fabulous in holiday party pants.

I’ve rounded up some of the best this season, so you don’t have to! Check out these modern, festive holiday pants and learn how to style them to look classy at Christmas.


Holiday Pants - Red

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Red Christmas Party Pants

Red pants are an exciting choice for a holiday party because you rarely see them the rest of the year. This makes them special! These sleek red ones are sure to wow! 

I love this crisp, clean, straight-leg style and the flattering high waist.  These pants are cropped just above the ankle, which looks super chic and makes them the perfect length to flash a pair of fancy gold party shoes.  

Christmas red looks festive with a black, green, or metallic top, but a creamy white blouse is classic and feminine. I love the beautiful smocked neckline and ruffle sleeves on this pretty blouse, giving it a warm, romantic feel.

  • Styling Top # 1 Reach for a Dressy Top

If you wear dressy evening pants, your holiday party top should be special, too.  Pair them with a luxurious blouse in a sumptuous fabric such as lace, silk, or chiffon to instantly elevate your look. 

  • Styling Tip#2: Add Plaid to a Holiday Party Look!

A little bit of print can tie your holiday outfit together. A cute plaid bag is a natural way to accent red pants and give your outfit a cheery holiday vibe.



HOliday Party Pants - Hot pink Satin Top

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One of the rules for putting together a chic holiday party pants outfit is that your pants should be made from a dressy evening fabric- velvet, for instance. You wouldn’t typically wear velvet pants during the day, but they make beautiful evening pants and are one of the top choices at holiday time. Even Santa wears velvet pants!  

These luxurious black pants are top sellers. I love the slim cut fit, which is much like a legging, but more updated with the looser leg and side slit. This is the perfect, chic go-to pant with a long shirt or tunic-style sweater.  Pink is one of the hottest new colors for Holiday time, and it looks stunning against this inky black.

  • Styling Tip#3: Mix  Satin with Velvet Party Pants

Wear a shiny silk or satin top, like this long, chic satin shirt, with velvet.  This interesting mix of elegant textures gives your holiday look depth.


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  • Styling Tip #4: Wear an Embellished Sweater with Velvet Pants

A sweater embellished with crystals, beading, or faux pearls worn with black pants or jeans is a glamorous way to deck the halls.




HOliday Pants - Gold Stripe

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Metallic Party Pants

Sparkle and Shine say Christmas, so how about a flash of glitter down your legs? I love the sporty feel of these creamy off-white jeans with the glittery gold stripe down the side. They’re a fun, modern way to look holiday-ready and amazingly worn with this stunning sparkle knit top with sheer princess sleeves.

  • Styling Tip# 5: Go monochrome 

Incorporate metallic holiday party pants into a chic monochromatic outfit. Tone-on-tone shades of cream and gold create a very elevated look. Plus, all one color is slimming.


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If you want even more shine, Holiday pants made of Jacquard fabrics look incredible at Christmastime. They always remind me of luxurious foil Christmas wraps. For example, these stunning silk jacquard pants are fabulously festive for standing by the Christmas tree chatting with friends, eggnog in hand. Team them up with a soft, creamy sweater, nude high heels, and a glittery clutch, and you have a modern holiday look that is classy but relaxed.

  • Styling Tip# 6: Wear a Solid with Print Pants

Jacquard holiday pants have a lot of pattern, shine, and texture, so keep your top a solid color so your outfit isn’t too crazy busy!

Burgundy Sequin Pants

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Sequin Holiday Party Pants

When you want to pull out all the stops and arrive at the party looking like a movie star, nothing is more glamorous than a pair of sequin holiday pants. Black is always stunning, but I also see gold and maroon sequin pants this holiday season! Sequin on Sequins is a red carpet look, or add a cozy cashmere sweater or chiffon blouse.

  • Styling Tip #7: Jewel Tones say Christmas

Deep, rich jewel tones such as red, green, gold, purple, and royal blue look classy at Christmas and go beautifully with a pair of black sequin pants or any other type of holiday pants. 



HOliday Pants - Red Velvet

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  • Style Tip #8: Accent with Glam Accessories

For example, holiday party dress pants have an evening feel, so you need dressier accessories than you wouldn’t to work. Trade your heavy leather shoulder bag for a delicate clutch and switch out heavy, conservative jewelry for something a little bolder or more festive. Gold or silver accessories make an outfit evening-ready.

  • Style Tip #9: Elegant Shoes are a Must

Holiday party pants or leggings will fall flat on their face if you wear something other than elegant shoes or booties. Slip on some pretty evening pumps, strappy metallic heels,  colorful flats, or velvety suede booties. To complement your outfit.


silver holiday party pants


Silver Party Pants

Lastly, these head-turning silver party pants are as festive as holiday tinsel for my trendy gals. Ground them with neutral black or white top for an elegant, artsy look.


black wide leg holiday pants

black wide leg pants for holiday parties

Black Wide-Leg pants

When in doubt, pick up a pair of black wide-leg pants and add a party-like top. Here are the ones I recommend since they can easily be worn after New Year’s and are very figure-flattering.

  • Style Tip # 10   Tweak Your Hair and Make-up

A party outfit needs party hair and makeup. Put your hair up, or try adding some waves. Smokey eye makeup and a red lip say Christmas time. You’re only party-ready if you are made up!


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8 thoughts on “Chic, Festive Holiday Party Pants + 10 Styling Tips

  1. I like the idea of wide-leg pants for a party. Something soft and flowy would be much more comfortable for my 60+ kegs rather than exposing them.

    1. Hi Kathy, I think soft, flowy pants are like a beautiful skirt but comfier, and they look gorgeous this time of year. Another option you may not have considered is soft flowy culottes or cropped pants, rather than to the ankle. That could be a chic look too! All the best!

  2. Greetings, Deborah and your glam gal followers,
    Your holiday edition is better than ever— Great fresh ideas to try out.

    Your readers and I would love to see you modeling some fabulous outfits yourself. Please consider doing so!

    Best wishes to you, your staff, and all the other glam gals for a beautiful holiday season. no matter what religion we belong to, the words “Peace on Earth, Good Will To Men” rings true.

    Best regards,

  3. I love the outfits but would like to see them all put together on an actual person and one that is at least in her mid to late 40s, not some young model. I get the ensemble pictures but would appreciate it on an actual 40 + female, not a 40+ model that looks thin and great. I want to see your festive attire on regular women like myself.

    1. Hi Lucy, I always encourage readers to submit photos. Unfortunately, the stores all use young gals like they think women over 40 have no interest in clothes. Ladies, keep those photos coming.- High-quality photos, head-to-toe, cute outfits, please. Thanks, Deborah

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