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Velvet Wide Leg Pants
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Women's Tuxedo Pants
14 - 28W
Evening pants are particularly in demand during the holiday office party season,
for cruise and resort vacations, and for going
out to night clubs. While most mother-of-the
brides and other special wedding guests prefer
dresses and evening suits,
some prefer evening pantsuits. Classic styles that
are perennial favorites are chiffon palazzo pant
styles, stretch velvets, and beaded sets. Black
is a staple favorite with other colors trending
in and out of style. Some classic black career pant
styles can double for evening
wear if they are made of finer fabrics such as
Jumpsuits and evening pantsuits are organized
under the "dresses" tab at many on-line
Some styles are as formal as cocktail dresses,
although usually are more in keeping with the
level of formality of social occasion dresses.
Jumpsuits with beading and sequin embellishments
are also evening choices. Many women like
evening pants because different looks can be
achieved through exchanging evening tops,
and mixing and matching with tops and jackets
worn with evening skirts,
The holiday season is when more
diverse pant styles, and those with a trendier vibe
tend to become available, including styles such
as velvet, metallic, or sequin leggings.
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Plus-Size Evening Pants
almost always has at least one evening pant suit
available in size 12 to 34W. More unusual
styles in lace, velvet, and patterns can
frequently be purchased at
in size 2 to 28W.
regularly includes black chiffon palazzo pants
as part of their evening separates collection in
size 0 to 24W, sometimes with tall and petite
inseam options. More colored chiffon
options are frequently available from
Draper's & Damon's
in size 4 to 24W.
Trendier fashionistas will find jumpsuits and
evening pants, particularly in the holiday party
season, at Eloquii
for size 14 to 28W.
Soft Surroundings will sometimes turn up
more unusual options in fabrics such as velvet,
silk, and brocade for size 2 to 24W.
More options are generally
available during the spring wedding season, and
the lead up to the holiday party season at
department stores such as
Lord & Taylor.
a good selection of
dressy pantsuits are regularly included
in the dresses tab where there is an unusually
good and deep selection for special occasions
such as weddings, cruises, and holiday cocktail
party wear. Luxury evening pant options in
silk and genuine leather or suede from labels
such as Lafayette 148, Caroline Rose, Marina
Rinaldi, and Eileen Fisher are frequently
Neiman Marcus for sizes up to 3X.
Beaded chiffon pant sets are often available
from catalogs such as
Traders in sizes up to 26W.
Coldwater Creek now has a growing
collection of special occasion dresses and
separates which regularly include items such as
chiffon palazzo pants and evening pant sets from
labels such as Alex Evenings for sizes 6 to 24W.
Sometimes evening pant sets,
along with jumpsuits, are found in the dress tab
or evening wear tab on shopping sites.