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We love you little black dress, but we’ve got our eye on party pants. In upscale fabrications such as lamé and lace, they’re so much easier to wear than some tight bodycon number. Check out these 15 eye-catching styles for every budget.

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Get All Glittery

Yes, a few sequins under a black blouse or blazer and you’ve managed to be both “jazz hands” and understated.

Get the Look: Honey Punch ($57); J. Crew ($695); Michael Kors ($4,995)

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Embrace the Matchy Matchy

The fancy-lady pajamas look has officially become mainstream--not one uncomfortable moment too soon.

Get the Look: Victoria’s Secret ($72); Olivia Von Halle ($255); Dolce & Gabbana ($1,545)

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Sleek Black

Pair tuxedo pants with some bare shoulders or a fierce neckline and suddenly you?re in sexy town.

Get the Look: H & M ($30); After Six ($198); Halston Heritage ($475)

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Cropped Elegance

This is where those heels you splurged on really get noticed, so keep colors subdued and accessories to a minimum.

Get the Look: Topshop ($60); Reformation ($158); Equipment ($278)

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Lace It Up

OK, not everyone can pull this off head to toe, but a lace trouser paired with a blazer and silk blouse looks positively sophisticated.

Get the Look: Mango ($30); Marciano ($158); Rachel Zoe ($295) 

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