Getting decked out in a short skirt when it’s bitter cold outside either requires thick tights or plenty of booze. But in this festive season, parties are so plentiful that dresses can start to feel stale next to a pair of fun, festive pants. In luxe jacquards, printed sheens, and lurex-like fabrics, they can be worn with a tailored jacket or a boxy sweater and still look pulled together. Some require little dressing up — ASOS’s teal pants come adorned with a bow, and H&M’s beaded chiffon trousers are a party on their own. Paired with a sleek smoking slipper or glitzy heel (you really cannot go wrong with shoes), this style has the legs to get your through the rest of the party season. Click through our slideshow to see twelve pairs of party pants.