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New Year's Outfits That Don't Involve Dresses

Pants FTW.

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Let’s be honest here: New Year’s Eve dresses are kind of the worst. If you live somewhere cold, there’s the debate between going bare-legged or wearing tights. Once that’s settled, there’s still the fact that a lot of stereotypical NYE dresses — short, tight, sequined — are tough to dance in. So, what if... you just didn't?

We posit that pants are actually the way to go when you're ringing in the new year, and we've picked out eight great pairs plus the best pieces to go with them.

BCBG Darryn Metallic Fringe Jacket, $498; Oasis Sequin and Sparkle Turtleneck, $74; Monse Pants, $990; Michael Michael Kors Gold-Tone Fireworks Hinge Bracelet, $115; Maje M Ponyskin Bag, $241.50; Joie Angelynn Pump, $119.20.

Michael Michael Kors Velvet Tuxedo Blazer, $186.38; Michael Michael Kors Velvet Tuxedo Flares, $102.38; Sandro Shiny Top, $175; Elizabeth & James Sueno Earrings, $125; Elizabeth & James Connolly Cuff, $275; Ash boots, $240.

Topshop blazer, $125; ASOS Night Top, $64; Alexander Wang High Waisted Tailored Pants, $550; Moussy boots, $175; Alexander Wang Roxy Mini Bucket Bag, $495; The9thMuse Stacey 3-Crystal Pendant, $116.

Tibi Stretch Velvet Turtleneck, $132.50; DKNY Contrast Piped Wide Leg Pants, $398; Elizabeth & James Marlowe Cuff Bracelet, $150; Elizabeth & James Connolly Gold-plated Hoop Earrings, $135; ASOS Elysia Glitter Pointed Ankle Boots, $76.

ASOS top; Marciano Coated Skinny Jean, $168; M Missoni Lace Booties, $415.99.

Monse top, $1,990; Alexander Wang Cropped Pant With Fishline Trim, $595; BCBGeneration Treasure High Heel Classic Pump, $69; BCBG Metal Bling Silver Cuff, $38.

Nikki Chasin Ari Mockneck Top, $330; Zara Patent Finish Biker Trousers, $69.90; French Connection Capri Patent Heeled Ankle Boots, $150; Alexander Wang Attica Chain Large Flat Pouch, $325; BCBG Socialite Stone Drop Earrings.

Alice + Olivia Kelli Embellished Boatneck Crop Top, $395; Elizabeth & James Luca Cuff, $275; BCBG earrings, $47; Halston Heritage Flowy Crepe Pant, $295; Tory Burch Crinkle Metallic Mini Shoulder Bag, $275.


Creative director: Brenda Milis. Photographer: Paolo Testa. Shopping director: Tiffany Yannetta. Stylist: Victor Q. Vaughns. Hair & makeup: Hiro Yonemoto/Atelier Management. Model: Loren Kemp/Elite Models. Photo assistant: Christopher Mac Aoidh. Photo intern: Nneoma Aijwe. Market intern: Robyn Mowatt.

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