This season when someone asks you “who wears the pants?” you’ll be able to answer with more confidence now because wearing pants as evening wear is in! We were pleasantly surprised when we saw the runways this season because we saw so many different ways of wearing pants to formal events. From pairing them with cute peplum tops to tops with long trains, you can do so much. There were so many designers that hopped on the evening pants train and some of them include: Alexander Wang, The Row, Vera Wang, and Jason Wu. The celebrities wearing this trend are growing but most recently the ones we’ve seen are Diana Kruger, Solange Knowles, and the adorable Victoria Justice. This trend was also seen last year but it seems it has more power this season so if you already had your perfect pair of pants from last year you should probably take them back out of your closet.

Try the Trend.

The runways showed us many printed, floral pants which we told you about before and you can easily use those pants to an evening event. We do want to point out that the light, pastel colors won’t work for this trend so stick to blacks with a rich colored print like red or orange. Try wearing a solid black peplum top and some pumps or ankle strap heels .

For makeup a deep purple or deep red lip, bb cream, and some mascara will do. Finally for hair, the runways showed us tons of messy dos so don’t sweat it; some loose locks or messy bun will look just fine.

So next time you have a special event to go to whether it’s a cocktail hour or a charity event, wear your floral pants and forget about the dress!